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Postdoctoral Research Assistant - QMUL18086

Department: School of Electronic Engineering & Computer Science
Salary: £33,615 - £39,483 (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL18086
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 28-Mar-2019
Closing date: 28-Apr-2019

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The Operational Research Group (, at Queen Mary University of London, is appointing a Postdoctoral Research Assistant to work an EPRSC funded project looking at congestion at airports. The TRANSIT project ( aims to develop a unified routing and scheduling system which will be more realistic, robust, cost-effective and configurable, producing better conformance of flight crew in response to 4 Dimensional Trajectories. More details of the project can be read at the funder’s website (

The successful applicant will have a strong background in computational search and modelling complex systems and a proven track record in conducting high-quality research. In addition, the successful applicant will have a PhD in Computer Science, Operational Research, Mathematics or a related discipline; excellent skills in computer programming and the ability and desire to collaborate effectively other researchers at various stages of their careers are also both essential.

This is a full-time fixed term post for 12 months or until 31 March 2020 (whichever is the shorter) starting April 2019, or as soon as possible after this date. This post may be extended subject to additional funding granted. The starting salary will be in the range of £33,615 - £39,483 per annum, inclusive of London allowance. Benefits include 30 days annual leave, pension scheme and interest-free season ticket loan.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK in accordance with the Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Act 2006. Where required this may include entry clearance or continued leave to remain under the Points Based Immigration Scheme. 

Informal enquiries should be addressed to Dr Jun Chen or John R. Woodward ( or

To apply, click on the link below.

Candidates are politely requested to upload documents totaling no more than 10 pages.

Please note large documents e.g. PhD thesis/Research papers are not forwarded to the interview panel.

The closing date for applications is 28 April 2019Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.

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