Description of the employer
Université Côte d’Azur (UCA) is a community of universities and institutions (COMUE) with a strong research accent created in 2015. It made up of 13 members from Alpes-Maritimes department (including University of Nice Sophia Antipolis and SKEMA Business School) and gathers more than 30 000 students and 4 200 researchers. UCA is one of the 10 winners of the call for the IDEX projects with the ambition to increase its national and international influence and reach the level comparable to that of the best universities of the world.
SKEMA Business School is a triple-accredited institution (EQUIS, AACSB and AMBA). SKEMA is one of Europe’s fastest growing business schools. It currently operates on three continents with campuses in France (Sophia Antipolis, Paris and Lille), China (Suzhou), Brazil (Belo Horizonte) and the U.S. (Raleigh, NC). The school offers a wide range of management programs, taught in English and in French, at undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate levels.
Description of the position
Université Côte d’Azur is seeking applicants for a postdoctoral researcher position starting from November 2019 or soon thereafter. The researcher be integrated in an interdisciplinary, international research team spanning academics and industry representatives working on air-travel industry. The main task will include theoretical (possible Agent-Based) modeling of industrial dynamics in air-travel, with the accent on online consumer behavior (ticket purchasing) and presence of price comparison websites. The researcher will be based in Nice, or Sophia Antipolis and will be closely working with Dr. Zakaria Babutsidze. This is a fixed term contract of the duration of one year.
• PhD in Economics, Management, Psychology, or a related field.
• Specialization in behavioral theoretical modeling, and or Agent-Based Simulations.
• Particular interest in consumer behavior, travel and/or airline markets.
• Data science skills and Big Data experience is a plus.
• Excellent command of written and spoken English.
Applicants package should include: curriculum vitae, a cover-letter describing their qualifications for the position, one published or working paper that illustrates a major research interest, and names of at least two references. Please send the complete application package by email to Dr. Zakaria Babutsidze at firstname.lastname@example.org.