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Research Fellow in Advanced Choice Modelling

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? 

Based in the Institute for Transport Studies, you will contribute to the European Research Council funded DECISIONS project which looks at; reconciling modelled choices with real world choices; developing models for interactions between decision makers and between short term and long term decisions; improving the interface between discrete choices and continuous consumption; and making use of innovative new data sources. This is a multi-faceted research project and you will have the opportunity to take academic ownership of large parts of the programme and make a lasting contribution to the field in addition to contributing 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.

Joining the Choice Modelling Research Group and working closely with Professor Stephane Hess and colleagues, you will also be involved with and contribute to cross-University collaborations through the Choice Modelling Centre (CMC) which aims to be a globally leading centre for academic research in choice modelling.

With a PhD (or close to completion) in Choice Modelling, you will also have a strong track record of developing and refining state-of-the-art modelling techniques and applying them to different decision contexts and a developing track record of peer-reviewed publications in international journals. Experience with survey design and a willingness to learn about unfamiliar sectors and literatures are desirable.

Start Date: 1 October 2017
End Date: 30 November 2020

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:
Professor Stephane Hess, Professor of Choice Modelling
Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6611, email: S.Hess(at)its.leeds.ac.uk 

Further details including a candidate brief are available here

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