PhD Studentship in Utilising Data and AI to Secure Improvements in Passenger Satisfaction and Employee Wellbeing with Respect to Airport Security
Closing date: 30 June 2021 at 5pm GMT
This is a Future Aviation Security Solutions (FASS) funded 4-year industrial PhD studentship with Manchester Airports Group (MAG). The successful candidate will start their studies on 1st October 2021. The scholarship comes with a stipend of £15,609, and is open to Home (UK) students only.
Delivering robust, effective and efficient airport security in the face of evolving and increasingly complex security threats, enhanced passenger service expectations, changing airline business models and competing business priorities is a key challenge for UK airports. The aim of this research is to support MAG in shaping their data and AI utilisation strategy to secure improvements in passenger satisfaction and employee wellbeing with respect to airport security. The successful student will work in collaboration with MAG, who operate Manchester, Stansted and East Midlands airports, to understand the current situation and explore future requirements, conducting empirical research at MAG-owned airports in the UK.
possess a relevant UK honours degree, with at least a high upper second class (2:1) or equivalent, and ideally a Master's Degree, with at least a high merit (65%) or equivalent. Relevant professional experience will also be considered on an individual basis;
demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the UK commercial air transport industry, gained either through relevant academic study or through academic study and relevant industry experience;
hold a valid UK passport for the duration of the research. Some overseas travel may be required;
fulfil UK government requirements with respect to holding an airside pass and remain compliant with airside security requirements for the full 4-year period of the studentship;
successfully pass a 5-year background check with no gaps of more than 28 days;
hold no criminal convictions that could be seen as disqualifying under the National Aviation Security Programme.
Please note that the successful candidate will be based on site at MAG headquarters in Olympic House, with some remote working whilst current restrictions apply. Frequent travel to De Montfort University in Leicester and infrequent travel to the other MAG airports at East Midlands and London Stansted will also be required.
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