Research Fellow in Large Transport Network Simulation Model Systems

Sydney, Australia
09 Jan 2019
End of advertisement period
10 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies

University of Sydney Business School

  • Work with leading international experts in the field
  • Located in our Camperdown/Darlington campus
  • 2 year fixed-term contract, Academic Level B $104K-$123K p.a. plus leave loading and generous superannuation

About the opportunity 

Digital disruption in transportation systems aligned with driverless vehicles (cars, buses, trucks, and ships), mobility contracts that are mode neutral, and telematics to track the performance of future transport services, are now mainstream to critical research agendas of government and industry. While we see a proliferation, almost daily, of technology advancements (including vehicle design, computer systems, intelligent transport, smart mobility solutions), and advanced information systems, the noticeable lagging feature is the behavioural, social and commercial implications of this fast changing scene. Understanding how users, businesses and society in general might respond to these potential new modes of transport, and what this will mean for network performance, will be crucial to their success.

A postdoctoral research fellow position will be created. The research fellow will contribute to the broad area of traveller behaviour research which has a focus on both demand side and supply side research agenda. The position will be located in The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS).

The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Developing software for managing all data inputs.
  • Maintaining currency of all key data sources.
  • Applying project management principles to manage relevant databases, including collecting, editing and importing data, and report results to a non-scientific audience.
  • Supporting the project team by contributing to report and paper writing.

About you

We invite application from individuals with skills in developing and implementing large scale Integrated Transport and Land Use Models (ITLUM). Applicants must have strong skills in computer programming as well as in the design of data management systems. The applicant should have experience in C++ specifically and manipulation and processing of spatial data. Knowledge of designing interfaces between different software packages would be beneficial. We do not expect a background in transport planning and modelling, but that would be an advantage.

We are interested in applications from individuals who have an interest in particularly in the demand side but expertise on the supply side will also be of interest.

How to apply

Please refer to the Candidate Information Pack (available from the job’s listing on the University of Sydney careers website) for specific advice on the essential and desirable criteria for appointment.

All applications must be submitted via the University of Sydney careers website. Visit and search by the reference number 001/0119F to apply.

Closing date: 11:30pm, 10 February 2019 (Sydney time)

The University of Sydney is committed to diversity and social inclusion. Applications from people of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds; equity target groups including women, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ; and people of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander descent, are encouraged.

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