UCL Energy Institute


We're hiring: Research Fellow in Airline Behaviour Modelling

29 October 2021

UCL Energy Institute‘s Air Transportation Systems Lab are looking for a Research Fellow in Airline Behaviour Modelling.


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The UCL Energy Institute’s Air Transportation Systems Lab (ATSlab) explores the synergies and trade-offs between air transportation, the economy, and the environment, using physical science, econometric, and operations research-based methods. An increasingly important ATSlab tool for exploring aviation system responses to changes in policy, technology, capacity and passenger behaviour is an airline behaviour model, which simulates airline competition by sequentially optimising network-level airline profits for competing airlines, using itinerary airfare, route flight frequency and aircraft type deployment as decision variables.

The key duties and responsibilities consist of leading the airline behaviour modelling tasks at the ATSLab, contributing to the management (including administrative work) of specific research projects as required, contributing to raising research funding from national/international research councils and industry by getting involved in proposal writing, authoring/co-authoring scientific papers to be submitted to international peer reviewed journals, contributing to the supervision of PhD and MSc students, and contributing to the expansion of ATSLab’s strategic partnerships with the private and public sector, supporting networking activities and engaging in the dissemination of ATSLab activities.

This post is funded for 24 months in the first instance, further funding to support the post may be available.

Key Requirements

The candidate should hold a postgraduate degree in economics, mathematics, physics, engineering, or another quantitative field and a PhD (or in the process of submitting a PhD) in statistics, econometrics, optimisation, or related fields with an application in transportation. Excellent knowledge of solvers/software and packages/programming languages, e.g., CPLEX, R, Python is a necessary condition.

Further details

Go to the UCL jobs site for the full details of this vacancy, as well as a job description and person specification.

If you have any queries regarding the vacancy or the application process, please contact: bseer-recruitment@ucl.ac.uk.

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Prof Andreas Schafer, a.schafer@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing date

Thursday 25 November 2021

Interview date


Additional information

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.
This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.