RAND Europe

  • Analyst, Transport/Discrete choice analysis

    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(1/5/2018 2:40 PM)
    ID
    2018-1122
    Close Date
    31/5/2018
  • Position Summary

    Title:              Analyst, Transport/Discrete choice analysis

     

    Reports to:     Research Group Director

     

    Location:        Cambridge

     

    Salary:            Competitive

     

    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:

    • Defence (strategy; policy; capabilities; acquisition/ industrial; technology)
    • Security (terrorism, counter-violent extremism, border security, resilience and cyber)
    • Infrastructure (transport and choice modelling; infrastructure policy).

    We are looking for a dedicated Analyst to join our Defence, Security and Infrastructure research group who can support our research and analysis activities with a flexible and collaborative approach. The role would focus on transport demand modelling, and choice and valuation studies across a range of sectors, it would also involve providing support to transport policy studies.

     

    This is an opportunity for a motivated individual with a track record in quantitative analysis to join a world-class research organisation with a collaborative and supportive working culture. As an Analyst 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. 

    Key Responsibilities

    The role of the Analyst will be to:

    • develop and implement discrete choice models and stated choice experiments to understand and quantify drivers of consumer demand;
    • undertake analysis of quantitative and qualitative data;
    • conduct qualitative research to support transport policy, including evidence review, future scenario development, interviews, etc.;
    • project manage straightforward research tasks, ensuring they are delivered within time, and budgetary constraints, communicating with clients and working within small project teams;
    • support business development efforts by contributing to proposal-writing and other business winning activities.

    Skills, Qualifications and Experience

    You will also be able to demonstrate strong experience or skills in the following areas:

     

    • Quantitative skills, ideally with background knowledge in mathematics, statistics, economics, engineering, or systems analysis;
    • Stated preference methods, discrete choice or applied economic modelling; 
    • Report writing;
    • Experience in a range of qualitative methodologies, including literature review, scenario analysis, Delphi, interviews, would also be useful.

     

    Finally you will be qualified to post graduate degree level or equivalent.

    Benefits

    Benefits package
     
    As a member of the team you will enjoy:
     
    - 8% Employer contribution pension
    - Bupa medical insurance
    - Permanent health insurance
    - Group life assurance
    - Enhanced holiday allowance
    - Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
    - Fresh fruit every day
    - Cycle to work scheme
    - Company bikes
    How to apply
     
    If you feel that you have the qualities to be a part of our team, please submit an application via RAND Europe’s online careers portal. You will need to submit a CV, covering letter and a short writing sample (up to 3 pages, aimed at a non-technical audience). Please ensure that your CV, covering letter and writing sample is submitted as one single document.
     
    The deadline for applications is Thursday 31 May 2018.

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