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Research Associate in Freight Transport Modelling and Management

Infrastructure & Sustainable Eng

Location:  Aston University Main Campus
Salary:  £34,304 to £37,467 per annum (pro-rata)
Grade:  Grade 08
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (7 months)
Basis:  Full Time
Closing Date:  23.59 hours BST on Wednesday 01 June 2022
Interview Date:  To be confirmed
Reference:  R220275
Release Date:  Monday 02 May 2022

A seven-month postdoctoral research fellowship is available in an exciting collaborative project entitled: Improving Urban Freight Transport Sustainability in the West Midlands. This research will be undertaken in the Aston Logistics & Systems Institute, in the Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management at Aston University, UK. 

This is a joint research programme funded by the Transport for West Midlands an organisation that co-ordinates investment to improve the region’s transport infrastructure and create a fully integrated, safe and secure network. 

The successful applicant will be responsible for conducting independent research on the state-of-the-art practices in sustainable urban logistics and will also conduct a requirements analysis for the development of the West Midlands Freight Transport Observatory. Applicants must have a Postgraduate degree, PhD (or close to completion) qualification in Engineering, Logistics/Supply Chain, or a related discipline with a focus on freight transport and a strong quantitative background (e.g. experience in transportation planning processes using transportation modelling and simulation tools)

The position will be based in the Department of Engineering Systems & Supply Chain Management and will report to Dr A. Matopoulos. For further information about this position, please contact Dr A. Matopoulos on +44 (0)121 204 3595, ( 

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