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Research Fellow (Transport Modeller)
Ref. 50059587

Salary: £41,715 to £46,327 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 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 postholder will need to demonstrate experience across a range of transport modelling methods, such as: network modelling and optimisation (e.g. integer programming; mixed-integer, heuristics methods such as particle swarm or evolutionary algorithms); agent-based modelling; linear and non-linear regression. The position requires an experienced programmer able to implement models autonomously and in cooperation with others.  The postholder must also be proficient in data management (storage, cleaning, fusion) and be able to critically analyse large datasets, drawing high-level knowledge from them and applying them in transport models.

Desirable skills include experience with Python and expertise regarding transport data availability (e.g. passenger flows, surveys).

Shortlisted candidates will be contacted by email by 4 February 2021 regarding interviews. Due to the prevailing Covid-19 situation, interviews will be conducted remotely, on 23 February 2021. 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. The successful candidate would start ASAP thereafter.

It is likely that the initial period in post would be undertaken remotely. 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. 

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. 

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Closing date: midnight on 28 January 2021

Interviews are likely to be held on: 23 February 2021

Administrative contact (for queries only): Recruitment@westminster.ac.uk 

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