Senior Research Fellow Westminster

The University of Westminster is one of the UK's leading centres for the study of Architecture and the Built Environment, based at Marylebone, in central London. The Department of Planning and Transport has been engaged in air transport research, consultancy and teaching for over 40 years. Air traffic management has been a core area of research for almost 20 years, with a strong international reputation and with particular emphasis on economics, operations and performance. Successful project bids are the reason that we are now looking to expand this research area through the appointment of a Senior Research Fellow.

The postholder will work on projects with the Air Traffic Management team. The position requires individual and collective research, contributions to research bids, co-authored publication work and activities to promote impact.

The position requires experience in air transport mobility assessment, with good awareness of previous and on-going EU mobility-related projects, especially within the (air) transport field – not only those funded through Horizon 2020. Detailed knowledge of European high-level agendas, policies and goals is needed, such as ACARE’s Strategic Research and Innovation Agenda.

Knowledge of (emerging) intelligent mobility solutions is required, such as: smart, intermodal transport systems; data connectivity; travel management tools; autonomous vehicles; digital consumers; future passenger profiling. Expertise regarding air transport data availability and the ability to clean and critically analyse large datasets must be demonstrated. Knowledge of air traffic management is not required, although a desire to acquire and integrate such knowledge into the role through in-post learning is expected. The postholder will routinely communicate complex and conceptual ideas to those with limited knowledge and understanding, as well as to peers.

The assessment process for this appointment will include a PowerPoint presentation, interview, and written test. Further details will be provided to short-listed candidates in advance of the interview date. 

For an informal discussion about this post, please contact Dr Andrew Cook, Principal Research Fellow, by e-mail in the first instance:

Job Reference Number: 50050050

Closing Date: 20 July 2018

Interviews are likely to be held on: 06 August 2018

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