Employment opportunities

The Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College has vacancies at the levels of Lecturer (Assistant Professor), Senior Lecturer/Reader (Associate Professor) and Professor. For further details, please see the college and departmental website. Informal enquiries may be made to Professor Washington Ochieng, Head of the Centre for Transport Studies (Email: w.ochieng@imperial.ac.uk; Tel: +44 (0) 20 7594 6104).

PhD and MPhil opportunities

The Centre for Transport Studies at Imperial College has an extensive programme of research, spanning a number of areas of transport studies. The Centre is based within the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, which has achieved the distinction of receiving the top rating (5*) in the UK Government's most recent (and all previous) Research Assessment Exercise.

CTS offers research training leading to a PhD (normally 3 years full time), and MPhil (normally 2 years full time). It is also possible for the PhD and MPhil degrees to be taken on a part-time basis. Candidates wishing to undertake a shorter period of research training, but not to register for a higher degree, can also be considered. Scholarships are available for both British and International student.

Please see the postgraduate research pages for more information and how to apply, along with the listings of funded PhD opportunities in the Department. 

Applicants for a research degree (MPhil/PhD) should have or expect to obtain a first or upper second class honours degree or equivalent, in a relevant quantitative discipline (e.g., Engineering, the Physical Sciences, Environmental Science, Mathematics/Statistics, Computing, Economics). A Master's degree (not necessarily in transport) may be advantageous but is not essential.

We welcome speculative applications from appropriately qualified people at any time. Candidates wishing to undertake a research degree are advised to contact in the first instance, the Head of the Centre, Professor Washington Ochieng, to discuss their prospective field of research.

Other opportunities

The Centre for Transport Studies periodically offers Undergraduate Research Opportunities Programme (UROP) Placements. For further details, please see the UROP page for students.