Research Fellow, Institute of Future Transport and Cities

Coventry, United Kingdom
£32,243-£40,802 per annum
22 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Application closing date 26/09/2019
Faculty / School or Service Institute of Future Transport and Cities (IFTC)
Salary £32,243-£40,802 per annum
Package As one of Coventry's biggest employers, we offer some pretty impressive benefits including an excellent pension scheme and generous holiday allowances.
Job category/type Research

Job description

The Centre for Connected & Autonomous AutomotiveResearch within the Institute for Future Transport and Cities, CoventryUniversity is looking for a Research Fellow as part of the "PARK_IT" projectfunded by Innovate UK "Meridian 3: autonomous highway, rural and parking testfacilities (CAV TB2)". Park-IT will create the most advanced city parkingenvironment for testing connected and automated vehicles. 

You will be part of a team of three research fellows. Underline management supervision and guidance of Dr Olivier Haas, and in closecollaboration with project partners, you will contribute to research andconsultancy activity, prepare reports and deliverables within the Park-ITproject. In addition you will support the Centre's research, including thesubmission of funding bids with support from your line manager. 

The focus of your work will be to design, prepare and builda simulation platform to accomplish the research targets as set within thePARK_IT project framework. The duties of this post include developing ascenario generator for testing vehicle automated parking functionality and inparticular safety. The scenario generator will consider developing standardsand will need to interface with an Autonomous Driving Simulation Environment inan easy and user friendly manner.

Prior experience with automated driving, vehicle sensingtogether with good knowledge of python and MATLAB is essential. Familiaritywith simulations environments including IPG CarMaker, PreScan, VISSIM, Aimsun,NS-3, C++ are desirable.

You will liaise with two other research fellows working onmapping of the environment and the road user (these positions are also beingadvertised) as well as modelling and simulation of V2X connectivity to developa digital twin of the ParkIT facilities for CAV behaviour for automated parkingbeing developed at Horiba-MIRA.

This will be a fixed-term contract until 31st August 2020.Salary is commensurate with experience and is competitive. Interestedcandidates should include a CV and brief summary of research accomplishmentswith their application.

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