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Postdoctoral Fellow in Transportation



Te Tari Pūhanga Metarahi, Rawa Taiao | Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
Te Rāngai Pūkaha | College of Engineering
Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury
Ōtautahi | Christchurch, Aotearoa | New Zealand
• Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
• Fixed term (2 years) position

Āu Mahi | What You Will Do
We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow to undertake research in the field of transportation engineering. You will have the opportunity to drive research in a broad range of areas, contributing to the on-going research in the Multi-modal integrated traffic and demand management in the era of connected and automated vehicles project. The aim of this project is (1) to gain a better understanding of traffic dynamics in a large complex network of freeway and urban roads; (2) develop multi-modal integrated traffic flow model for large-scale urban networks and (3) develop multi-objective control strategies.
The primary focus of this position is on research; however, you will also contribute to the teaching of Transportation courses and preparing grant proposals.

Mōu | Who You Are
You will have a PhD in one of the following; Transportation Engineering, Traffic Control, Computer Science, Mathematics or a related discipline, as well as an advanced research background in Control Theory / Traffic Flow Theory / Traffic Simulation/ Econometrics/ Operation Research. You will demonstrate excellent coding skills and have experience using Traffic Simulation packages such as AIMSUN, VISSIM and SUMO.

As well as the above, you will have experience that demonstrates excellent research planning and leadership capabilities. You will also have demonstrated experience with preparing and delivering quality oral presentations to a wide audience.

Mahi Ngātahi | Who You Will Work With
The role of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (CNRE) is to remain at the forefront of research and technology and preserve our strong international reputation for high quality teaching.

We aim to constantly develop our alumni and industry partnerships, to provide students with the highest level of training, and to expand the scope of our research expertise by attracting and retaining highly-skilled academic and support staff.

For more about the Department, please visit: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/cnre/

Please take a virtual tour of our Engineering facilities.
Ngā Painga o UC | Why UC
Tangata Tū, Tangata Ora - Engaged, Empowered,

Making a Difference.
Based in Ōtautahi Christchurch, Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury stands for whanaungatanga - we value people and their differences, manaakitanga - we extend care and empower others, and tiakitanga - we will enhance and nurture our resources.
We are committed to accessible higher education, service to the community and the encouragement of talent without barriers of distance, wealth, class, gender or ethnicity. The University explicitly aims to produce graduates and support staff who are engaged with their communities, empowered to act for good and determined to make a difference in the world.
For more information, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

For more information about Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha | University of Canterbury, please visit www.canterbury.ac.nz

The closing date for this position is: Sunday 9th January 2022 (Midnight, NZ time)
Applications will be reviewed and processed as they are received, it is possible that an appointment will be made prior to the advised close date.

Pēhea te tono mai | How You Apply
Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter (describing background, suitability for the position, your recent and future research projects), a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications, and the names and contact details of two referees (please do not use special symbols, such as :()<{$!) in the cover letter and resume file name). Please note, we do not accept applications by email, however we are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]
For further information specifically about the role, please contact the supervisor Dr. Mehdi Keyvan-Ekbatani ([email protected]).

Important Information
While we welcome international applicants, please be aware that in response to COVID-19 the New Zealand Government have imposed travel restrictions and are currently only allowing New Zealand and Australian citizens and permanent residents to enter the country.
It is uncertain when these border restrictions will change, and this may alter the nature of the standard interview process for candidates, particularly at the on-site interview stage. To see how this might affect your application and for more information and updates on the border restrictions visit the Immigration New Zealand website or the New Zealand Government's official Covid-19 website.


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