Postdoctoral Research Position in Sustainable Urban Mobility

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The Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics (DTEL) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, host of the BRT Centre of Excellence ( and key member of the Centre for Sustainable Urban Development – CEDEUS (, is currently looking for a post doctorate or experienced researcher to join our research group. We have a number of on going projects on different urban mobility issues in which the successful applicant could participate, leading some of them and/or collaborating with other researchers at the DTEL on others. Individuals with research interests in any area regarding urban mobility (public transport, non-motorized modes, pedestrians, private vehicles, etc.) ranging from the most strategic to the most operational aspects of each theme are especially encouraged to apply (i.e. planning, design, financing, economics, social issues, environmental impacts, demand modelling, operations and control). We welcome applicants with the ability to carry out interdisciplinary and collaborative research and an interest in the role transportation plays in urban sustainability.

Job Description: We are seeking applicants with a PhD in an area related with urban mobility and with a demonstrated research potential. Candidates need not be fluent in Spanish at the moment of applying as we welcome applications from within and outside Chile. They must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills and an aptitude for teamwork. While industrial experience is desirable, a strong commitment to rigorous and relevant research is essential. We offer the attractive opportunity of a job working in the field of urban mobility within an international and interdisciplinary academic setting.

Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. or be about to complete it. It is important that the applicant is able to work collaboratively and international experience is desirable. Review of applications starts immediately and the position will remain open until a successful candidate has been found. The position starts at the beginning of 2015 and we expect a commitment of at least two years.

Information and application: Interested applicants should forward their CV including a publication list, contact details of three reference providers and a one page description of their experience and research interests related to this position. The application information and/or any requests for more information should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Juan Carlos Muñoz , Director of the Department (