Sunday, November 30, 2014

[DMANET] Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow at the University of Southampton

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Senior Research Assistant/Research Fellow in Operational
Research/Management Science
University of Southampton

Location: Highfield Campus
Salary: £32,277 to £35,256
Full Time Fixed Term For 18 Months
Closing Date: Friday 02 January 2015
Interview Date: To be confirmed
Reference: 489114PJ

Mathematical Sciences ( and
Southampton Business School ( are seeking to appoint
a researcher to work on scheduling and optimisation applied in the railway
industry as part of an RSSB-funded project Developing Integrated Tools to
Optimise (DITTO) Railway System Performance. This is a collaborative
multi-disciplinary project between the Transport Research Group in Civil
Engineering, the Operational Research Group in Mathematical Sciences and
the Management Science Group in the Southampton Business School at the
University of Southampton, the Institute for Transport Studies at
University of Leeds and the Department of Computer Science at Swansea

You will have a research background in Operational Research/Management
Science with expertise in at least one of the areas: discrete
optimisation; stochastic optimisation; scheduling; applications in
transport. You will have a PhD, or have a reasonable expectation of such
an award in the near future or equivalent qualification, and will be able
to demonstrate a high-quality research track-record. Proficiency in
computer programming is also required.

You will work on two main research areas of the DITTO project. First,
stochastic scheduling techniques will be applied to rail scheduling.
Second, multicommodity network design formulations will be developed for
(re)designing scheduled services on the rail network, the solutions of
which will require efficient algorithms to be devised based on integer
programming techniques.

The position is tenable from 1 February 2015

Informal enquiries can be made at any time to Professor Tolga Bektas via
email at or tel. +44 (0)23 8059 8969 or
Professor Chris Potts via email at or tel. +44
(0)23 8059 3651.

The closing date for this vacancy is 2 January 2015.

Application procedure: You should submit your completed online
application form at The application deadline will be
midnight on the closing date stated above. If you require any assistance,
please contact Charlene Tyson on +44 (0)
23 8059 6803. Please quote reference 489114PJ on all correspondence.

For more details including job specification see

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