Research Fellowship at Lancaster Centre for Forecasting

Robert Fildes

The Lancaster Centre for Forecasting is led by two of my favorites in the forecasting world, Robert Fildes and Sven Crone.  The Centre is home to cutting edge research and consulting, covering the range of forecasting models and methods, as well as real-world forecasting process.

Sven Crone

The Centre has announced a Management & Business Development Fellowship, allowing the recipient to develop a research area in Forecasting or Marketing Analytics, as well as gain a PhD.

This is an amazing career opportunity for an academically inclined business forecasting practitioner -- a chance to study with the best and contribute to the field -- and being funded to do so!

From the announcement:

Management & Business Development Fellowship

Salary:   Grade 8, £37,012 to £46,486
Ref:        A587

If you’ve been working in Forecasting, Demand Planning, Time Series Analysis/Prediction, or in the area of Data Mining, Business or Marketing Analytics for 5 - 15 years and would like to move into academia, the Lancaster University Department of Management Science is recruiting to a Management and Business Development Fellowship partly funded by ESRC.

We’ll work with you to identify and develop a research area in Forecasting or Marketing Analytics and if you don’t already have a Management Science related PhD, you’ll be expected to gain one whilst on the Fellowship. You’ll need to have at least an excellent first degree and will need to demonstrate that you wish to move into a research active career as a Forecasting/ Analytical Marketing academic in the wider field of Operational Research / Management Science (OR/MS).

Informal enquiries; Prof Robert Fildes (+44 (0)1524 593870, or Dr. Sven F. Crone (+44 (0)1524 592991,


About Author

Mike Gilliland

Product Marketing Manager

Michael Gilliland is a longtime business forecasting practitioner and formerly a Product Marketing Manager for SAS Forecasting. He is on the Board of Directors of the International Institute of Forecasters, and is Associate Editor of their practitioner journal Foresight: The International Journal of Applied Forecasting. Mike is author of The Business Forecasting Deal (Wiley, 2010) and former editor of the free e-book Forecasting with SAS: Special Collection (SAS Press, 2020). He is principal editor of Business Forecasting: Practical Problems and Solutions (Wiley, 2015) and Business Forecasting: The Emerging Role of Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (Wiley, 2021). In 2017 Mike received the Institute of Business Forecasting's Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2021 his paper "FVA: A Reality Check on Forecasting Practices" was inducted into the Foresight Hall of Fame. Mike initiated The Business Forecasting Deal blog in 2009 to help expose the seamy underbelly of forecasting practice, and to provide practical solutions to its most vexing problems.

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