Research Fellow in Simulation Based Autonomous Vehicle Validation

University of Leeds

Are you an ambitious researcher, programmer or developer looking for your next challenge? Do you have a strong foundation in automated vehicle development, vehicle modelling visual or driving simulation? Do you want to contribute to building the automated transportation system of tomorrow?

Working across the Institute for Transport Studies you will join a unique, cross-disciplinary team and contribute to a major research project sponsored by Innovate UK to develop a Level 4 automated vehicle. You will specifically design and develop new methods of rapidly performing system validation of automated vehicles as well as support experiments in the University of Leeds Driving Simulator (the most advanced in the UK) to investigate the ride and handling preferences of passengers in autonomous vehicles.

With an interest in leveraging state of the art knowledge in vehicle dynamics, driving simulation and virtual testing relating to self-driving vehicles, you will be responsible for developing simulator software, vehicle models and visual databases to test automated vehicle controllers.
With a PhD in Engineering or Computer Science, or a closely allied discipline you will also have a strong foundation in Mathematics and Scientific programming and experience developing and testing mathematical models of complex systems. A background in vehicle dynamics, automated vehicle development or visual simulation is desirable.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact:

Professor Richard Romano, Chair in Driving Simulation

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 8466, email:

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