UCL Energy Institute


We're hiring: Research Fellow in Business Model Innovation in Transport Sector

11 February 2019

We're looking for a Research Fellow to join our MaaSLab team at the UCL Energy Institute – closing date for applications: 24 February 2019

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Duties and responsibilities

The research of UCL Energy Institute’s MaaSLab focuses on new mobility concepts – such as Mobility as a Service – and new technologies such as automated vehicles and drones. Its expertise lies in transport and behavioural models, survey design and innovative data collection techniques, big data handling and visualization, new mobility service design, and business models.

As a core member of MaaSLab, the new Research Fellow in Business Model Innovation in Transport Sector will have the opportunity to participate in the development and expansion of the Lab’s leading work on Mobility as a Service.

The Research Fellow will be responsible for analysing and designing business innovation models for new mobility services and technologies, developing qualitative surveys, hosting focus groups and interviews with individuals, industry, and public sector actors, and applying the MaaS Maturity Index developed by MaaSLab. The successful candidate should add value to the research agenda of the UCL Energy Institute and MaaSLab by developing knowledge through engagement in funded research projects and publications.

The post is expected to start on 1 April 2019 and, due to grant restrictions, has funding for 22 months in the first instance. Further funding to support the post may be available.

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Key Requirements

The post-holder will have a PhD or have a PhD submitted (at time of interview) in business innovation models, innovation and technology management, innovation strategies or innovation.

Experience in business innovation models design and analysis is essential, together with experience in qualitative and quantitative survey design. The post-holder will have experience in qualitative and quantitative data-handling and statistical analysis, and an excellent understanding of innovative mobility services and technologies, either for passengers or freight.

The post-holder must have the ability to communicate clearly – both orally and in writing – with stakeholders, students, academic and administrative staff at all levels.

About the UCL Energy Institute

UCL Energy Institute delivers world-leading teaching, research and policy support on the challenges of climate change and energy security. The Institute is part of the Bartlett School of Environment, Energy & Resources (BSEER), which brings together four Institutes that specialise in Energy, Environment, Resources and Heritage.

Further details

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We will consider applications to work on a part-time, flexible and job share basis wherever possible.

Closing date

24 February 2019, 11.59 pm GMT


5 March 2019

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