Research Associate in Marine Transport

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Posting date: 25 March 2020
Salary: £33,797 to £40,323 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 24 April 2020
Location: Liverpool, Merseyside
Company: Liverpool John Moores University
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: 2948

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You are invited for a Research Associate in Marine Transport to work on an EU funded Interreg Atlantic project “EMPORIA4KT - Empower academia for knowledge transfer for value creation in the Atlantic Area”. The project will improve transnational cooperation and synergies between triple helix players to foster innovation and competitiveness in Atlantic Area’s blue economy, by focusing on upgrading Academia skills for knowledge transfer (KT) and innovation. It will enable the design of market directed Research, Development & Innovation (RDI) projects.
The objective of this post is to contribute to maritime transport science research and knowledge transfer. The main research areas include shipping and port management and operations, and maritime transport logistics. The role provides the unique opportunity to work with a driven and hardworking research team within the University, along with researchers from the Departments of Maritime and Mechanical Engineering and the Liverpool Business School.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, you will have a main role in leading and managing the project to ensure its progress including preparation of both technical and administrative documents, attendance of project meetings, and reports on progress on a weekly basis. In addition the successful candidate will be expected to contribute to publications and dissemination of the research outputs, including presentations at project working meetings and related conferences.
The ideal applicant will hold a PhD in Transport Economics, Transport Engineering or Operation Management related subjects with experience in developing/applying mathematical models in transportation research. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are essential along with experience in research projects desirable.
The School/ department is committed to promoting equality and diversity, including the Athena SWAN Gender Equality charter for promoting the career of Women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) in higher education. We particularly welcome applications from women for this post and all appointments will be made on merit.
Informal enquiries made be to Professor Zaili Yang,
Closing date: 3rd May 2020
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