Title: Research Assistant: Quantitative Transport Analyst
RAND Europe is a not-for-profit organisation that conducts independent research. Our mission is to help improve policy and decision-making through evidence-based research and analysis. Our work lies on the continuum between that of universities and consultancies, combining the academic rigour of universities and the professional, task orientated approach of consultancies.
The Defence, Security and Infrastructure group at RAND Europe conducts a wide-ranging portfolio of research for a diverse client base in the UK, Europe and beyond. Our work covers:
We are looking for a dedicated Research Assistant for our Defence, Security and Infrastructure research group, who can support our Infrastructure-related research and analysis activities. The role would focus on transport policy and technology, quantifying travel demand; and choice and valuation studies across a range of sectors. Recent examples of some of our work include: undertaking a literature review for the World Bank to explore evidence on the link between transport investment and poverty alleviation, undertaking literature reviews for the Department for Transport to look at drivers of future travel demand and induced travel, and developing discrete choice models to quantify factors influencing consumers’ car type purchases, including for electric vehicles, based on stated choice experiments undertaken in surveys in six European countries.
This is an opportunity for a motivated individual at the start of their career with an interest in quantitative analysis and transport policy to build their experience with a world-class research organisation.
As a Research Assistant in the DSI Team you will support transport policy research, including developing discrete choice models to understand and predict future travel demand and the use of stated preference techniques more generally. This role will also support corporate activity as required.
You will be expected to:
You will also ideally have experience or be willing to develop skills in some of the following areas:
Finally we expect you to hold a Post graduate degree or equivalent; ideally in a quantitative discipline.