Research Fellow in Legal Issues and Qualitative Analysis of Highly Automated Vehicles

Leeds, United Kingdom
£33,199 to £39,609 p.a. pro rata
13 Jun 2019
End of advertisement period
17 Jun 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Part Time

Are you an ambitious researcher looking for your next challenge? Do you have a background in legal issues of autonomous driving and qualitative analysis of user acceptance of automated vehicles?  Do you want to further your career in one of the UK’s leading research intensive Universities?

Based in the Institute for Transport Studies, you will primarily contribute to the Horizon 2020 funded AUTOPILOT project which is one of the European Commission’s Large Scale Pilots (LSPs), specifically in autonomous vehicle in a connected environment. The €25M pilot project is expected to increase safety, provide more comfort and create many new business opportunities for autonomous driving and mobility services. AUTOPILOT tests various use cases involving autonomous driving vehicles, such as automated parking, urban driving, highway platooning, and real-time car sharing in five sites in Finland, France, Netherlands, Italy and Spain. These pilots are generating an enormous amount of real-world data from various sources such as the vehicle, roadside sensors, driver and other road users. The Leeds team is part of the project's evaluation to use these datasets to study the impacts of autonomous driving on technology development, business exploitation, quality of life, user acceptance and legal issues.

You will work with and in support of Dr Chen’s research to ensure project tasks are successfully completed. Primarily you will be working on the AUTOPILOT project.

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

Dr Haibo Chen, Principal Research Fellow

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 5355, email: 

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Faculty of Environment
School/Institute:  Institute for Transport Studies
Category:  Research
Grade:  Grade 7
Salary:  £33,199 to £39,609 p.a. pro rata
Working Time:  80% of full time equivalent. We will consider job share/flexible working arrangements
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (until 31 December 2019 due to external funding)
Release Date:  Tuesday 11 June 2019
Closing Date:  Monday 17 June 2019    
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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