Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Urban Mobility

Boroondara, Australia
26 Apr 2018
End of advertisement period
21 May 2018
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time
  • We are driven to find innovative research solutions to real world problems
  • Academic Level B, $94,910 - $112,364 
  • Fixed term contract until August 2021, Hawthorn Campus

About Swinburne

Swinburne’s emphasis is on high quality, engaged teaching and research in science, technology, business, design and innovation – teaching and research that makes a difference in the lives of individuals and contributes to national economic and social objectives. 

About the job

The Postdoctoral Research Fellow will undertake original research in the area of smart urban mobility. The position will be located in the Department of Civil and Construction Engineering and will be strongly aligned with the Future Urban Mobility program within Swinburne’s Smart Cities Research Institute.

The primary expectation of the position is to make original and innovative contributions to the advancement of urban mobility research in areas related to smart mobility, intelligent transport systems, transport modelling and simulation, AI/machine learning and blockchain applications, autonomous urban mobility, and development of disruptive interventions and technologies that will enable step-changes in emerging and future modes of urban mobility.

About Department of Civil and Construction Engineering

The Department has a highly dedicated team of 27 full-time teaching and research staff and is home for more than 1,000 undergraduate and postgraduate coursework students, in addition to more than 100 higher degree research students. The Department’s research is supported by a strong research environment within the University. This includes the Smart Cities Research Institute, the Centre for Sustainable Infrastructure and a number of world-class laboratories including Swinburne’s virtual transport modelling research facility. Our research is supported by many grants from national competitive funding schemes, in addition to extensive funding from CRCs, industry and other national and international bodies. 

Skills and experience

To be successful in this role you will need to demonstrate the following:

  • An earned doctoral qualification in transport engineering or a related field focusing on the convergence of technologies, infrastructure and urban mobility.
  • Strong publications in broad urban mobility areas especially intelligent transport systems, traffic and transport modelling, autonomous vehicles research, AI and machine learning applications in transport, and smart urban mobility solutions
  • Demonstrated in-depth understanding of smart urban mobility solutions, and emerging and future modes of transport

A full list of the selection criteria is available within the position description


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How to apply

The diverse culture within Swinburne is a source of strength. We have an inclusive working environment with employees from a variety of backgrounds. We acknowledge that diversity in the university workforce increases the effectiveness of teams and our capacity for innovation. We welcome applications from Indigenous people, workers of all ages, people with disabilities, people who identify as LGBTIQ and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds.

We are proud to be recognised by the Workplace Gender Equality Agency as an Employer of Choice for Gender Equality 2016 and of key initiatives such as our Pride@Swinburne Strategic Action Plan and our Reconciliation Action Plan which are integral components of our 2025 vision to be world class university creating social and economic impact through science, technology and innovation. 

To start an application click on 'apply' at the bottom of this page and submit a resume, cover letter and response to the Key Selection Criteria, as listed in the Position Description.

Swinburne University of Technology is a Child Safe Organisation and as part of this commitment, we require all employees to have a current Working with Children’s Check. All appointments are subject to a valid Working with Children’s Check, therefore it will be a mandatory requirement to have and maintain a current Working with Children Check.

Please do not email or send paper applications, all applications must be submitted online.

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Applications close at 10 pm, Monday 21 May 2018