Two postdoctoral positions at LEMA ULiege, in the field of transportation engineering

Job posting 1 - Postdoctoral fellow

Area of Research: Transportation Engineering – Agent-Based Modelling

Overview of the Position:

You will be joining the LEMA research group of the University of Liège, co-directed by Professors Mario Cools, Sigrid Reiter and Jacques Teller, as a main contributor to the FEDER project "Wal-e-Cities", which aims at the development of Smart Cities in the Walloon region of Belgium, focusing on the use of innovative (automated) data collection systems as a backbone to support this development. The successful candidate will perform research on the development of a traffic demonstrator, i.e. an agent-based travel demand framework, which explicitly takes into account the accumulation of data through means of ubiquitous sensor networks.

 

We are seeking a single candidate for a 3-year term (starting with a 1-year contract and upon positive evaluation extended with a further 2-year contract). The postdoctoral fellow will have office space in the Sart-Tilman campus of the University of Liège.

 

Description of Duties:

The successful candidate will conduct research in the aforementioned "Wal-e-Cities"- project, will be author on journal articles and conference presentations, and coordinate interactions between diverse project team members, and assure the administrative reporting of the project.

 

Required qualifications:

• PhD degree in computer sciences, engineering, planning or related field;
• Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, GIS and network analysis, and travel behaviour modelling;
• Excellent programming skills;
• Excellent written and oral communication in English;
• Excellent personal time management, project management and organizational skills;
• Knowledge of French is considered as an asset.

 

Application instructions:

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter and short research statement, a CV, and contact info for two references to Mario Cools by the closing date. Please email materials in a single PDF.

 

Closing date: Screening of applications will commence on September 20h and continue until the position is filled.

Supervisors: Professors Jacques Teller and Mario Cools

Expected start date: October, 2018 (with some flexibility)

 

Job posting II - Postdoctoral fellow

Area of Research: Transportation Engineering – Transportation Planning

Overview of the Position:

You will be joining the LEMA research group of the University of Liège, co-directed by Professors Mario Cools, Sigrid Reiter and Jacques Teller, as a main contributor to the INTERREG EMR Connect, which aims at improving cross-border mobility in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. The main objectives of the project are:
1. Connect academics, students, public authorities and professionals of the mobility sector in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine. This networking is done in collaboration with the University of Hasselt (Hasselt Universiteit) and the University of Aachen (RWTH Aachen).
2. Gather information related to passengers' flows of transport in the Euregio Meuse-Rhine.

We are seeking a single candidate for a 2-year term. The postdoctoral fellow will have office space in the Sart-Tilman campus of the University of Liège.

 

Description of Duties:

The successful candidate will conduct research in the aforementioned "EMR Connect"- project, will be author on journal articles and conference presentations, and coordinate interactions between diverse project team members, and assure the administrative reporting of the project.

Required qualifications:

• PhD degree in transportation sciences, (business) economics, geography, computer sciences, business economics), engineering, planning or related field;
• Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, GIS and network analysis, and/or travel behaviour modelling;
• Excellent written and oral communication in English;
• Excellent personal time management, project management and organizational skills;
• Knowledge of French is considered as an asset.

 

Application instructions:

All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter and short research statement, a CV, and contact info for two references to Mario Cools by the closing date. Please email materials in a single PDF.

Closing date: Screening of applications will commence on September 20th and continue until the position is filled.

Supervisors: Professor Mario Cools

Expected start date: October, 2018 (with some flexibility)