University of Caterbury, New Zealand, powered by jobs.ac.uk, Dr Aisling O’Sullivan (Ireland)

“Christchurch is a great city to live in. With the mountains and ocean on your doorstep it offers a terrific ‘playground’ for outdoor recreation. The fine weather and lack of traffic are far more attractive than Dublin. Interdisciplinary research collaborations are not necessarily contingent on large external research funding and we attract excellent postgraduates from overseas who bring a wealth of diversity of skills.”

Dr Aisling O’Sullivan (Ireland)
Senior Lecturer in Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

Post Doctoral Fellow in Transportation Systems Management

Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering

  • Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
  • Continuing (i.e. permanent) position 

We invite applications for a fixed term (3 years) and full-time Post Doctoral Fellow position in transportation systems management. The research will include traffic flow modelling and analysis, network optimization, data fusion, and particularly modelling the dynamics of connected and autonomous traffic systems.

This position offers an exciting opportunity for you to develop your research and teaching expertise and contribute towards aspirations of the University. The successful candidate will join three newly appointed colleagues with expertise in traffic flow theory, traffic simulation, traffic control, network optimization, data fusion, intelligent transport systems and traffic engineering.

The Department’s Transportation programme is well established and strongly supported by the transportation profession/industry in New Zealand, via an industry liaison committee, assistance with teaching, and funding for research. The demand for graduates is strong.

You must hold (or about to obtain) a Ph.D. degree or equivalent in a relevant discipline (i.e. transportation, computer science, control engineering, mathematics) and have experience and skills in analytical techniques (eg mathematical modelling and simulation, data fusion, optimization) in transport engineering. You will possess some excellent programming skills (eg Matlab, C++, etc.). You will also have an excellent research record for the position being sought, including publishing papers in high quality, peer reviewed international journals. 

The Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering is a strong and forward-looking Department, dedicated to excellence in both research and teaching. It has in the recent past been ranked within the top 20 civil engineering departments in the world (QS rankings).  It offers two undergraduate degrees (one in Civil Engineering and one in Natural Resources Engineering) and a suite of Masters and PhD degrees, including specialised Masters and PhD degrees in Transportation Engineering. More information on the Department is available at http://www.civil.canterbury.ac.nz

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 in joining UC please visit us online at: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for the positions is: 31 January 2017

Applications for these positions should be in the form of one on-line submission.  Your submission package will include:

  • a covering letter,
  • a full curriculum vitae with the contact details of 3 referees,
  • unofficial academic transcripts (in English)
  • a 1-2 page document outlining your research interests and goals. 

Should you have queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to our Pay&HR team at pay-hr@canterbury.ac.nz

For further information about the position, contact Associate Professor Mofreh Saleh mofreh.saleh@canterbury.ac.nz.

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.