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Post-doc researcher on Urban and Transportation Planning

Post-doc researcher on Urban and Transportation Planning

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e), Department of the Built Environment is looking for a post-doc researcher on Urban and Transportation Planning (full time).
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Job description

The Urban Planning and Transportation group is looking for a post-doc to carry out research at the Built Environment Department of the Eindhoven University of Technology. The research project lasts till 31-12-2020 (with possibility to extend till 31-12-2021). The project is funded by the European Institute for Innovation and Technology (EIT) as part of the EIT Urban Mobility call. OSCAR, the project for which the current open position is available, is one of various projects funded in 2020. The ultimate goal of MOBiLus ("Mobility for Liveable Urban Spaces" ) consortium is to accelerate solutions that improve our collective use of urban spaces, while ensuring accessible, convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable and affordable multimodal mobility.

The post-doc will work at the Department of the Built Environment. Within the department of the Built Environment, education and research focus on the development and use of creativity and technology for the design and construction of a comfortable, healthy and sustainable built environment. The Department’s philosophy is multidisciplinary, as fosters integral and innovative research approaches in the planning, construction, control, evaluation, and improvement of buildings and urban areas. This approach is based on fundamental scientific knowledge and uses mixed methods, qualitative and quantitative, to facilitate further application for the built environment.

Project Description

The project OSCAR (an Off-Street parking floating CARsharing service) will develop and pilot test a one-way station-based carsharing service with existing off-street parking and real customers. The service will be initially tested in one city and scalability to other European cities based on the results of the first trial will be considerd. Recommendations will be provided to cities interested in new urban mobility services complementing the existing transportation alternatives. For efficient deployment of the proposed car-sharing service, user acceptance and willingness to pay the car-sharing service are important input. To obtain that, the following research activities will be conducted by TUE. First, a stated choice survey will be designed with the incorporation of contextual dependency, pricing schemes, relocation strategies, choice adaptation, and technology acceptance for using one-way station-based car-sharing in the pilot areas. The efficient design will be applied in the online stated choice survey. Second, advanced technology acceptance and behavioral choice models will be applied to analyze survey and usage data collected in the pilot areas. Hybrid choice models will be applied to estimate the related parameters. Pagina | 5

As a post-doc, your tasks are the following:

• Perform scientific research in the described domain;

• Present results at international conferences;

• Publish results in scientific journals;

• Participate in activities of the group and the department;

• Assist project acquisition

Work Environment

Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) is one of Europe’s top technological universities, situated at the heart of the most innovative high-tech region. Thanks to a wealth of collaborations with industry and academic institutes, our research has real-world impact. In 2015, TU/e was ranked 106th in the Times Higher Educational World University ranking and 49th in the Shanghai ARWU ranking (engineering). TU/e has around 3,000 employees and 2,300 Ph.D. students (half of which international, representing about 70 nationalities).

Job requirements

We are looking for talented, enthusiastic post-doc who meets the following requirements

• A Ph.D. degree in Behavioral Science, transportation engineering with knowledge on choice modeling, consumer behavior, or related fields;

• Experienced with econometrics;

• Creative, pro-active team player with good analytical skills;

• Good communicative skills in English, both written and oral.

Conditions of employment

We offer a challenging job in an ambitious research group through a fixed-term appointment till 31/12/2020. As an employee of the university you will receive a competitive salary as well as excellent employment conditions. The gross salary for a post-doc researcher lies between € 2.709 and € 4.274, depending on experience and knowledge.

Moreover, an 8% holiday allowance and 8.3% end-of-year allowance are provided annually. Assistance in finding accommodation is available. The university offers an attractive package of fringe benefits such as excellent technical infrastructure, child care, savings schemes, and excellent sports facilities. Depending on the type of appointment, TU/e also provides opportunities for personal development by offering short courses in the PROOF program complementary to scientific skills.

Information and application

More information

• About the project, please contact Dr. Feixiong Liao, email: f.liao[at]

• Information about the employment conditions can be found here:


You can respond to this vacancy via our application page by clicking on the button "Solliciteer op deze vacature / Apply for this job". We do not respond to applications that are sent to us in a different way.

 You can upload a maximum of 5 documents of up to 10 MB each. The application should consist of the following parts (in English):

• A motivation letter;

• A Curriculum Vitae;

• Copy of Ph.D. diploma and a list of relevant publications (max. 3);

• Names and addresses of two referees;

The selection will be based on the graduation project, relevant experience and skills, publications, work experience, and interviews. The project can be started immediately once a suitable candidate is selected.

Deadline for application: March 1, 2020.