The UBC-Okanagan’s School of Engineering – Civil Engineering has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. Please see job details below:
- Term: Full-time 1 year (12 months), with the possibility of extension.
- Starting Date: January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
- Stipend: $45,000 – $50,000 CAD/year + conference travel
The Centre for Transportation and Land Use Research (CeTLUR) lab at UBC’s Okanagan campus and part of the School of Engineering is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to lead independent research on one or several research topics aligned with the lab’s mission. Desired research interest areas are listed, but are not limited to: 1) travel activity modelling; specifically, examining the travel of elderly and younger adults, 2) analyzing demand for transit, emerging shared micro-mobility and active transportation options post-pandemic, 3) investigating ways to incorporate micro-mobility and active transportation options within the travel activity and land use models, and 4) Developing and testing alternative integrated transport and land use scenarios during- and post-pandemic.
Under the supervision of Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi (School of Engineering – Civil Engineering), the successful candidate will also work closely with graduate students and project partners, such as the City of West Kelowna. This position is jointly funded by NSERC, Mitacs, and City of West Kelowna.
- Original methodological research in developing and/or integrating different components of integrated transportation and land use models.
- Opportunities will be available to contribute to modelling and simulating both land use and travel activity-related choices.
- Assist in supervision and mentoring of graduate students.
- Liaise with project partners.
- Assist with proposal writing, research report writing, and journal and conference paper preparation.
Required qualifications and skills
- Holds (within past 5 years) a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.
- Experienced in travel behaviour analysis, activity-based modelling, and integrated transportation and land use modelling.
- Demonstrated experience in econometrics and agent-based microsimulation for large-scale regional travel demand forecasting. Expertise in using MATSim will be an asset.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills.
- Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
- Comfortable working independently and in team settings.
Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact for two references; attn: Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please email materials in a single PDF with the subject line: CeTLUR_PDF_Last Name. Only those short listed will be contacted.
This posting is for the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada.
Please refer to reference number HS-55550 during correspondence about this position.
Equity and diversity are essential to academic excellence. An open and diverse community fosters the inclusion of voices that have been underrepresented or discouraged. We encourage applications from members of groups that have been marginalized on any grounds enumerated under the B.C. Human Rights Code, including sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, racialization, disability, political belief, religion, marital or family status, age, and/or status as a First Nation, Metis, Inuit, or Indigenous person.