University of Liverpool
The Operations and Supply Chain Management Group is seeking to appoint a Postdoctoral Research Associate (PDRA) to work on an ESRC-funded project, Combined passenger and goods transportation in suburb traffic. The project, collaborating with universities in Sweden and Austria and several business organisations, aims to develop a multimodal transport system, comprised of electric modular vehicles and electric active micro mobility, to serve both passengers and goods traffic in city suburb areas. You will be tasked with gathering relevant data (both quantitative and qualitative) from primary and secondary sources, developing business models, performing data analytics, interpreting the data analysis results, and preparing high quality academic articles and practitioner reports based on the results obtained. Candidates with necessary skillsets to complete these tasks are invited to submit their applications.
You will possess a relevant PhD, or be close to completion of a PhD, and will demonstrate (i) ability to carry out research independently and collaboratively, (ii) ability to work with business partners; (iii) the potential to publish in top academic journals. You will also need to undertake administrative duties to support the project. The appointment will be made on the basis of the University’s standard terms and conditions. You will be based at the University of Liverpool.
EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA accredited, the University of Liverpool Management School is an international management school based in an enterprising and vibrant, world city of culture. The pursuit of research which is internationally recognised for excellence in its originality, significance and rigour is central to the culture of the School, as is delivery of a strong student experience. Following the appointment of the School’s Dean, Professor Julia Balogun, in 2015 and supported by strong ongoing investment from the University and the University’s ambitious STRATEGY2031, ULMS is fulfilling its mission to be a globally connected Management School whose transformative research and teaching places it at the forefront of influential knowledge leadership bringing the School together with students, business and society in learning to make a difference.
Over the last three years ULMS has engaged in extensive recruitment of academic and professional services staff, expanding into a state-of-the-art extension adjacent to the Georgian quarter of Liverpool. The School now has over 220 academic staff supported by 80 professional services colleagues. In its wider setting, the School benefits from Liverpool’s standing as a member of the UK’s leading Russell Group research-intensive universities and from its location in a city which combines strong cultural activity, excellent transport links, and regional beauty with a world heritage skyline and is highly ranked on quality of life in the UK, while remaining one of Britain’s most affordable cities.
This post is available until 31 July 2025.
Any applicants who are still awaiting their PhD to be awarded should be aware that if successful, they will be appointed at grade 6, spine point 30. Upon written confirmation that they have been successful in being awarded their PhD, they will be moved onto grade 7, spine point 31 from the date of their award.
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