What is Operational Research (OR)?
Using mathematical techniques and software to solve complex organisational problems. and make better decisions! “The science of better” www.scienceofbetter.co.uk.
Many examples worldwide include: workforce scheduling; building networks; processing queues.
GORS is the UK Government’s community of OR analysts, 600+ strong, working across 25+ departments. Examples of their work: – Optimisation techniques to estimate the number of desks needed to minimise queues through airport immigration – Prioritise funding for development projects in rural areas
They require a numerate degree, they want physicists and they have current vacancies in Scotland.
Good case studies and more details here