Lunds universitet, LTH, Inst för teknik och samhälle, LTH

Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world’s top universities. The University has around 47 000 students and more than 8 800 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.

Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.

Description of the workplace

This post-doctoral position is open in conjunction to two European Projects at the Transport and Roads Division connected to traffic safety. Transport and Roads has a dynamic and stimulating environment with a large international exposure. You will work in a research group made up by five Senior researchers and four among PhD students and technical staff. However, the group is still expanding with new opportunity for research and international collaborations. We work in the V building on LTH campus, in newly refurbished offices.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Transport & Roads Division is creating a fully equipped lab for traffic simulation that will be used in the ongoing projects and will be fully available for conducting new research with the possibility to acquire new equipment to complement what is already planned if needed.

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Subject description

The position is linked to two EU projects. The first is from Research and In-novation Action and is about implementing the zero vision in Africa. The zero vision is the Swedish Transport Administration's vision that in the long term there should be zero deaths and serious injuries in traffic by road safety permeating all measures in road traffic. The goal is to transfer the successful road safety measures in Europe to Africa and lead to fewer deaths and injuries there as well.

The second is a European Research Council project and focuses on evaluating interactions between self-driving vehicles and ordinary road users from a road safety perspective. The main focus is on an evaluation of road users' behavior as they interact with current or future mobility scenarios using both qualitative and quantitative analysis.

Creating simulation scenarios and using these will be part of the research tasks.

Work duties

You will have particular responsibility for complementing the ongoing research on traffic safety carried out at Lund University with behavioural aspects and in connection with this to further develop your own research field.

The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of working hours. The position includes the opportunity for three weeks of training in higher education teaching and learning. The purpose of the position is to develop the independence as a researcher and to create the opportunity of further development.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area,
  • teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies,
  • supervision of degree projects and doctoral students,
  • actively seeking external research funding,
  • collaboration with industry and wider society,
  • administration related to the work duties listed above.

Qualification requirements

Appointment to a post-doctoral position requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position. The certificate proving the qualification requirement is met, must be received before the employment decision is made. Priority will be given to candidates who have graduated no more than three years ago before the last day for application. Under special circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.

Additional requirements:

  • You have very good oral and written proficiency in English.
  • You have a PhD degree in cognitive sciences, traffic psychology, human factors engineering or another relevant subject for the position.
  • You have experience in experimental and theoretical studies on behavioural adaptation in road traffic.
  • Personal qualities such as independence and the ability to collaborate are required.

Assessment criteria

This is a career development position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.

For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the assessment criteria:

  • A good ability to develop and conduct high-quality research.
  • Teaching skills.
  • It’s considered an additional qualification if you have experience in behavioural studies involving new technologies, such as connected and automated vehicles.
  • It’s considered an additional qualification if you have experience with using statistical tools such as SPSS, R or other software.
  • It’s considered an additional qualification if you have proven skills in the use of qualitative and quantitative analysis for road users’ behavioural modelling.
  • It’s considered an additional qualification if you have the ability to quickly learn new research tools and methods if the need arises.

Consideration will also be given to how the applicant’s experience and skills complement and strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to contribute to its future development.

Further information

This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2 years, starting as soon as possible. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement “Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term employment as a post-doctoral fellow”).

How to apply

Applications shall be written in English. Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH’s Academic qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files in the recruitment system. Read more:

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Type of employment Temporary position
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2022/3493
Published 02.Dec.2022
Last application date 31.Jan.2023 11:59 PM CET

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