Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, 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 45 000 students and more than 8 000 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

You will work within the Traffic Safety and Behaviour research group. The group performs research on a variety of subjects related to traffic safety, including policy development, evaluation of safety measures, vulnerable road users and automated vehicles. The group uses innovative methods for traffic data collection and safety evaluations, such as video analysis, surrogate measures of safety, virtual reality simulations and instrumented bicycles. It is involved in various national and international activities related to research and education in traffic safety domain.

We offer a supportive and friendly environment with many opportunities for personal growth. The group is settled in the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) campus; the office spaces went through a major renovation in 2017.

Work duties

The position is connected to the Horizon Europe project AfroSAFE ( The project deals with the propagation of the Safe System / Vision Zero approach to traffic safety in the low- and middle-income countries in Africa. The project is largely focused on organizational analysis of the road safety work in best-performing (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands) and African countries. Another focus area is the local capacity building through various educational activities and pilot projects in Zambia, Tanzania and Ghana.

You will take an active role in planning and implementing the research and education activities according to the project description. This will involve tight cooperation with African partners remotely as well as actual visits to Zambia, Tanzania and Ghana.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Collaboration with transportation authorities, stakeholders and wider society, predominantly in the African context
  • The position includes the opportunity for training in higher education teaching and learning.
  • Assist in seeking external research funding
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above



Appointment to a position as a researcher requires that the applicant has a PhD.

Required qualifications:

  • You have a PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position. 
  • You have very good oral and written proficiency in English. 
  • You have experience of collaborations in multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams.
  • You must have research experience within the traffic safety domain.
  • You must have good familiarity with the African context, ideally previous experience working with traffic safety or public health issues in Africa.

Additional requirements:

  • It is considered an additional qualification if you are independent as a researcher.
  • It is considered an additional qualification if you have experience of communication with the general public and of explaining research in a popular science format.
  • It is considered an additional qualification if you have a professional network within the traffic safety or public health domain in Ghana, Tanzania or Zambia.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.


Further information

The position is a fixed term position for 9 months at 100 per cent of full time.


How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

Welcome to apply!

Type of employment Special fixed-term employment
Contract type Full time
Number of positions 1
Full-time equivalent 100
City Lund
County Skåne län
Country Sweden
Reference number PA2023/1064
  • Aliaksei Laureshyn, +46462229131
Union representative
  • OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-2229362
  • SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-2229364
  • SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-2229366
Published 15.May.2023
Last application date 29.May.2023 11:59 PM CEST

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