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Research Associate (Stochastic Modelling either/or Heuristic Algorithms)

Management Science
Salary:   £28,756 to £33,309
Closing Date:   Monday 23 May 2022
Interview Date:   Wednesday 01 June 2022
Reference:  A3761

Mathematical Models and Algorithms for Allocating Scarce Airport Resources (OR-MASTER) is a Programme Grant funded by the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council, UK (EPSRC) involving Lancaster University and University of Leicester. At Lancaster, OR-MASTER will be undertaken by the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL). Professor Konstantinos G. Zografos at Lancaster University is the Principal Investigator and overall Programme Director. Professors Kevin Glazebrook (Lancaster) and Edmund Burke (University of Leicester) are the two Programme Co-Investigators.  

OR-MASTER will develop new mathematical models and algorithms for solving complex, large-scale airport resource allocation problems. To achieve our objectives, we seek to recruit a world-leading post-doctoral researcher (Research Associate) with ambition, potential and determination. You may also have the opportunity to work in other projects undertaken by CENTRAL.

The main activities will include:

• Innovative research investigation under the OR-MASTER and other projects undertaken by the Centre for Transport and Logistics (CENTRAL)
• Collaborative activities with CENTRAL affiliated organisations and participation in project events (e.g. stakeholder workshops)
• Preparation of research papers
• Preparation and presentation of conference papers
• Contribution to the development of impact cases
• Other duties associated with the CENTRAL activities and projects, including workshops/seminars/conferences/advisory board and executive board meetings/engagement with  project stakeholders.

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which, at this time is until 30 June 2024.

Informal enquiries to Professor Konstantinos G. Zografos - email:

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