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Research Associate In Transport Analytics And Statistics

Imperial College London - Department Of Civil And Environmental Engineering

Location: London
Salary: £37,904 to £45,547 pro-rata per annum
Hours: Full Time
Contract Type: Fixed-Term/Contract
Placed On: 19th February 2019
Closes: 26th March 2019
Job Ref: ENG00736

The Salary structure is subject to change effective from 1st April 2019, please see full details on our salary structure reform

An opportunity has arisen for a Post-doctoral Research Associate to work on Transport Analytics and Statistics with particular focus on analysis of large-scale mass transit data.

This position is offered within the Railway and Transport Strategy Centre (RTSC), a cutting-edge research group working on mathematical and statistical models in various field of transportation. Key research areas include: performance analytics and data centric engineering; causal inference methods and applications; transport and spatial economics; and resilience, risk and safety analyses. The academic research group is led by Professor Dan Graham in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. The research will be carried out in close collaboration with industrial and academic partners.

The post will be full-time, fixed term for one year in the first instance.

Duties and responsibilities

The Post-doctoral Research Associate will lead research involving modelling and analysis of large-scale data for mass transit systems. The aim is to develop a rigorous quantitative understanding of the determinants of transit performance across multiple domains, and to produce system performance metrics for comparative analyses.

You will develop cutting edge research to make substantive and methodological contributions in your field. You will be expected to submit publications to leading journals, to participate in international conferences, and to attract external research funding. You will also contribute to teaching and to the supervision of students.

Essential requirements

  • You must be qualified to PhD level (or equivalent) in a highly numerate discipline.
  • You must have research experience in statistical methods.
  • You must be familiar with the R programming language.
  • You will have working experience in one or more of the following disciplines: engineering, data science, maths / statistics, economics, econometrics or a related discipline.
  • You will have experience or knowledge in the development of analytical techniques based on semiparametric mixed model methods for performance analytics.
  • You must have excellent skills in paper writing and in communicating research findings.

*Candidates who have not yet been officially awarded their PhD will be appointed as Research Assistant within the salary range £33,380 - £35,061 per annum.

Further information

For informal enquiries about the post please contact Professor Dan Graham, Railway and Transport Strategy Centre, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at

Our preferred method of application is online via our website. Please click ‘apply’ below or go to and search using reference number ENG00736

Further information about the post is available in the job description.

Any queries regarding the application process should be directed to Alexandra Williams at

Closing Date: 26th March 2019

Interviews: Currently planned to take place w/c 01 April 2019

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