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Postdoctoral Fellow in Transportation



Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering
College of Engineering | Te Rāngai Pūkaha
University of Canterbury | Te Whare Wānanga o Waitaha
Christchurch, New Zealand

Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
Fixed term (2 years) position
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-objective, multi-modal integrated traffic control in large-scale networks 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 a multi-modal integrated traffic flow model for large-scale urban networks and (3) design a multi-objective hierarchical controller.

The primary focus of this position is on research; however, you will also contribute to the teaching of Transportation courses and preparing grant proposals.

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. 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.

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.

Why UC
The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.

For information about the range of benefits that UC offers, please visit us at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The University of Canterbury is an Equal Employment Opportunities (EEO) employer and we encourage diversity in our staffing profile. The University of Canterbury actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi | Te Tiriti o Waitangi.

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, March 15th 2020 (Midnight, NZ time)

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])


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