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Research Fellow in Advanced Choice Modelling and Mathematical Psychology

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in Choice Modelling? Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

We are looking for a committed, highly motivated and innovative individual with strong choice modelling skills. This post you will be working in an exciting long term research project, hosted in the Institute for Transport Studies (ITS), but with cross-university collaborations through the Choice Modelling Centre (CMC). The project looks at reconciling modelled choices with real world choices, recognising the choice process in our models, considering the use of differing decision rules and the operationalisation of alternative theories of behaviour. 

In particular, you will be expected to work on transferring models and ideas developed in mathematical psychology into mainstream choice modelling. You should have a strong record of working models from mathematical psychology as you will be looking at further developing these models for real world choices to account for factors such as changing choice sets and dynamic alternatives. 

Additionally, you will be working on integrating other sources of information such as eye-tracking data or EEG data into accumulator models such that the processes behind decision-making can be incorporated into the model. As this is a multi-faceted research project, you will be able to contribute to individual components of the work as well as helping to shape the direction of the research according to your own interests and background.

You will be expected to take academic ownership of large parts of the programme and make a lasting contribution to the field. You will also contribute to the empirical component of the project, which makes use of an innovative survey combining social network analysis, attitudinal surveys, a life course calendar and GPS smartphone tracking.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Stephane Hess, Professor of Choice Modelling / Director of the Choice Modelling Centre (CMC)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 6611; email:

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a.
Working Time:  100% - we will consider job share / flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Full Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (Until 30 June 2020 (not beginning before 1 March 2019) - due to external funding)
Release Date:  Monday 08 October 2018
Closing Date:  Wednesday 07 November 2018
Interview Date:  Monday 03 December 2018
Reference:  ENVTR1076
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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