Research Fellow in Choice Modelling

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Friday, 23 August 2019
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 18 September 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge?  Do you have a background in Choice Modelling?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a committed, highly motivated and innovative individual with strong choice modelling skills. This post is for working in an exciting long term research project, hosted in the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), but with cross-university collaborations through the Choice Modelling Centre (CMC). The project looks at reconciling modelled choices with real world choices, recognising the choice process in our models, considering the use of differing decision rules and the operationalisation of alternative theories of behaviour. It is also concerned with modelling long term decisions, interactions between choices, and joint decision making.

The brief for this particular position is purposefully kept very broad. You will be expected to make a contribution to choice modelling work in one of the areas above, by developing new methods and conducting innovative applications. As this is a multi-faceted research project, you will be able to contribute to individual components of the work as well as helping to shape the direction of the research according to your own interests and background.

You will be expected to take academic ownership of large parts of the programme and make a lasting contribution to the field. You will also contribute to the empirical component of the project, which makes use of an innovative survey combining social network analysis, attitudinal surveys, a life course calendar and GPS smartphone tracking.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Professor Stephane Hess

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6611, email:

Location:      Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:      Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:      Institute for Transport Studies
Category:      Research
Grade:      Grade 7
Salary:      £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Due to funding limitations an appointment is unlikely to be made above £37,345 p.a.
Working Time:      100% - We will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:      Full Time
Contract Type:      Fixed Term (until 30 June 2020 due to external funding)
Closing Date:      Wednesday 18 September 2019
Downloads: Candidate Brief