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AISB opportunities Bulletin Item

Postdoctoral Researcher in Forecasting & Time Series Data Mining, Lancaster University, UK


Lancaster University Management School
Department of Management Science

Salary:             25,251 to 35,938 
Closing Date:    Monday 12 March 2012
Interview Date: Monday 26 March 2012 
Reference:        A363

Applications are invited for a two-year post-doctoral position to commence early in 2012, funded 
by the Lanacster Research Centre for Forecasting.
You should have the potential to develop academic and applied research of international standard; 
research interest and expertise should include the areas of time series forecasting, and / or time 
series data mining, either with methods of statistics, econometrics, machine learning or 
computational intelligence (e.g. artificial Neural Networks, etc), preferably in the context of 
management science, operational research or operations management. You should have, or almost have,
excellent Masters and PhD degrees in management, engineering or computer science (or in a related 
subject area), with initial publications in preparation for leading scholarly journals. Corporate 
experience from applied research and consultancy projects is particularly valued. You will also 
have excellent verbal/written communication skills, a strong quantitative background, and basic 
computer programming experience (in C#, Matlab, or R etc.).
You would be expected to work approximately two days per week for the forecasting centre under the 
supervision of Dr Sven F Crone and Prof Robert Fildes, and to engage in joint research with the 
team in the remainder. You will work with academic colleagues and students whilst developing their 
research agenda. In addition to all aspects of academic research you will support the Forecasting 
Centre by engaging in applied forecasting research projects with companies, liaising with external 
clients, providing support in executive education courses and supporting the above activities 
through marketing and administration.
If you are selected to go through to the next stage of recruitment you will be asked to provide a 
complete research proposal in the area of forecasting or data mining on time series data according 
to the guidelines provided online which can be found at: www.lums.lancs.ac.uk/departments/ManSci/Research/
Enquiries on the research topics should be directed to either: Professor Robert Fildes 
(Tel: +44 1524 593879) or Dr. Sven F. Crone, Directors, Lancaster Centre for Forecasting 
(Tel: +44 1524 592991) - Email: r.fildes@lancaster.ac.uk or s.crone@lancaster.ac.uk

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