Postdoctoral Research Position in BRT+ Centre of Excellence


The Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics (DTEL) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, host of the BRT+ Centre of Excellence ( is currently looking for a post doctorate or experienced researcher to join our research. We have a number of ongoing projects on different Public Transport issues in which the successful applicant could participate, leading some and/or collaborating with other researchers at the DTEL on others. We are looking for applicants interested in understanding the impacts of electrification of public transport on areas such as sustainability, performance and infrastructure requirements, but also on social equity in terms of green jobs, green urban form and racial and gender justice. 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 offer an attractive opportunity of a job in the field of urban mobility within an international and interdisciplinary academic setting. 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.


Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline or be about to complete it, with a demonstrated research potential. It is important that the applicant is able to work collaboratively and international experience is desirable. The position starts in the first semester of 2023 and we expect a commitment of at least 18 months.


Information and application: Interested applicants should forward i) their CV including a publication list, ii) two reference letters and iii) a one-page description of their experience and research interests related to this position. Applicants should forward this information until May 15th 2023. The application information and/or any requests for more information should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Ricardo Giesen, Director of the BRT+ Centre of Excellence ( and José Reyes (