The Management Science and Operations area at London Business School invites applications for a fully funded postdoctoral research position starting from the academic year 2023/2024. The postdoctoral fellow will conduct research at the interface of operations research, stochastic modelling, and market design. Working closely with LBS researchers and relevant academic/industry collaborators, the postdoctoral research fellow will contribute to projects in relation to the following topics:

  • Analysis of matching systems under uncertainty: This theme includes the study and theoretical analysis of matching & pricing algorithms and resource allocation mechanisms in stochastic environments, considering issues such as data-driven (or prediction-based) formulations, and repeated user/resource interactions.
  • Design of preference-aware assortment systems: The objective is to develop models and methodologies for assortment optimization, including content and product recommendations, considering issues such as dynamic preferences, engagement, and repeated user/platform interactions.
  • Analytics with application to cultural institutions: The goal is to develop and apply analytics methods (including the above-referenced ones) to enhance visitor experience in cultural institutions and curation. This theme will include opportunities for real-world collaboration and deployment.

Qualifications and details of post:

Applicants must have completed a PhD before the appointment in operations research, computer science, applied mathematics, econometrics, or a related field. They must demonstrate strong capabilities for conducting original theoretical or applied research using tools from algorithm design, stochastic modelling, market design, or machine learning. Ideal candidates must have a strong interest in the cultural sector, taken in a broad sense. 

The position is funded by a research grant. The term is one year, extensible to two years, subject to continued satisfactory performance. We will offer a competitive salary and full access to the LBS environment. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to contribute and benefit from the resources of the MSO community, which includes interactions with faculty and PhD students, mentoring opportunities, organisation of reading groups, and training sessions. 

London Business School is an equal opportunities employer, and as such, we welcome applications from women, black and other ethnic minority candidates who are under-represented in our faculty.

Application Instructions:

Please apply on Interfolio attaching your CV, three references, a research statement (up to 3 pages), and a sample research paper. For questions about the application process, please contact Zainab Mehr and Ali Aouad .

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