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Senior Research Fellow (Transport Economist)
Ref. 50058490

Salary: £50,162 to £57,361 per annum (Incl. LWA)

Department: School of Architecture and Cities

Location: Central London

This post is full time and permanent, working 35 hours per week. 

The University of Westminster has been engaged in air transport research, consultancy and teaching for over 40 years. The air traffic management team is located within the School of Architecture and Cities, based at our Marylebone campus, in central London.

Air traffic management has been a core area of research for over 20 years, with a very strong international reputation and with particular emphases on economics, operations, data analysis, modelling and performance. Following several successful H2020 project bids, we are now looking to expand this research area through the appointment of a Senior Research Fellow.

The postholder will work on these new projects with the air traffic management team, led by Professor Andrew Cook. 

The position requires individual and collaborative research, contributions to research bids, co-authored publication work and activities to promote impact and extend the team’s research portfolio, with a high standard of written and spoken English.

The position requires excellent knowledge of the evolving European transport system, including the aviation perspective, particularly from a behavioural and economic perspective. Good awareness of previous and on-going research and development is required, with detailed knowledge of European high-level agendas, policies and goals, such as ACARE’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

The postholder will need to demonstrate experience across a range of transport modelling methods, such as: analytical modelling; network simulation; multi-modal and variable demand models; value of time and stated preference methods; strategic supply and demand; stochastic models.

Knowledge of (emerging) intelligent mobility solutions is required, such as: MaaS; travel management tools; autonomous vehicles; digital, connected consumers; future passenger profiling and segmentation. Expertise regarding transport data availability (e.g. passenger flows, surveys) and the ability to clean and critically analyse large datasets must be demonstrated.

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by e-mail by 30 July 2020 regarding interviews. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, interviews will be conducted remotely, on 13 August 2020. Shortlisted candidates will be required to make a short, technical presentation as part of their interview, on a topic to be notified on shortlisting. The interview technical arrangements will be agreed in advance with the candidate (probably Skype). The successful candidates will start ASAP thereafter. 

It is likely that the initial period in post would be undertaken remotely, until such time as government guidance advises on the safety of the lifting of current restrictions. The ATM team uses remote tools extensively for its research collaborations in any case, such that issues are not foreseen with the postholder initially working remotely. No special tools are required. 

To apply for this vacancy please click above. Further information can be found in the job description and person specification, which can be accessed through link below. 

Closing date: midnight on 23 July 2020

Interviews are likely to be held on: 13 August 2020 

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Please note: We are unable to accept applications by email. All applications must be made online. CVs in isolation or incomplete application forms will not be accepted. 

We are fortunate to receive a large number of applications for our vacancies. Regrettably, we are not able to provide feedback to those job applicants who are not shortlisted, as it simply would not be manageable to do so. 

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