Research Associate (Mathematical Modelling, Integer Programming, Heuristic Algorithms)

Lancaster, Lancashire (GB)
Thursday, 5 November 2020
End of advertisement period
Wednesday, 2 December 2020
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Research Associate - OR-MASTER
Salary:  £28,331 to £32,817 
Closing Date:   Wednesday 02 December 2020
Reference:  A2968-R

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 world-leading post-doctoral researchers (Research Associates) with ambition, potential and determination. 

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.

Research Associate (Mathematical Modelling, Integer Programming, Heuristic Algorithms)

You will join us on an indefinite contract however, the role remains contingent on external funding which at this time is for 24 months, with a possible extension to 36 months, subject to funding body approval.

Interviews are expected to take place 7th - 10th December 2020.

Informal enquiries to Professor Konstantinos G. Zografos - 

We welcome applications from people in all diversity groups