Postdoctoral Associate, Santos Fellow

Massachusetts, United States
20 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
20 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE/SANTOS FELLOWCenter for Transportation & Logistics-AgeLab/New England University Transportation Center, to assume a position that will provide experience working with cutting edge experimental and naturalistic data to enhance societal understanding of driver safety in areas encompassing driver attention (distraction), advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), and other higher level forms of automated driving.  The MIT CTL team has a long history of studying interactions of the driver, the vehicle, and the environment. The underlying rationale for the research is to enhance automotive safety while making the driving task more amenable to our changing mobility behaviors.  Responsibilities will include leading and contributing to the development of joint publications, participating in conferences, sharing results with laboratory partners, and collaborating with the research team on defining research priorities; and designing, analyzing, and reporting data gathered through basic laboratory experimentation, driving simulation, field experimentation, and naturalistic driving, with an emphasis on developing the foundations of research needed to influence the design and development of vehicle safety systems.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in industrial engineering, psychology, human factors, computer science, public health, or a demonstrably relevant field; demonstrated record of initiative and originality in research; strong analytic skills; and familiarity with statistical software tools such as R, SAS, or MATLAB.  Preference will be given to those whose training, skills, and research interests complement the research interests of the MIT research team and are in accord with the mission of the Santos Family Foundation--to improve vehicular safety for drivers, passengers, and vulnerable road users.  The position is ideal for candidates who are interested in an industrial or academic career related to vehicular safety.  Job #16779

This is a one‐year appointment that is renewable dependent upon performance and funding.  


MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.