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Postdoctoral Researcher in Future Traffic Management
Aalto University


Date Posted Jun. 28, 2022
Title Postdoctoral Researcher in Future Traffic Management
University Aalto University
, Finland
Department T213 Built Environment
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Transportation Engineering
 
 
Aalto University is an international community of bold thinkers where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future. Aalto University has six schools with nearly 20 000 people, over 400 of which are professors. Our campus is located in Espoo, Finland. School of Engineering is an international unit with nearly 70 talented professors and 3400 full-time students, including doctoral students

Aalto University School of Engineering, Department of Built Environment invites
Open applications for Postdoctoral Researcher in Future Traffic Management

The Spatial Planning and Transportation Engineering research group is seeking a highly motivated and creative postdoctoral researcher who would undertake research in the area of Future Traffic Management, with special emphasis on transport system modelling, estimation, and control, accounting for the presence of future mobility services and connected automated mobility. The Postdoctoral researcher will join a multidisciplinary team and conduct research on developing novel traffic estimation and control strategies, at local and/or network level, considering the, possibly new, inputs (and outputs) that future systems may have. In particular, the integration of hard and soft management measures, where the latter include, for example, pricing and nudging strategies, will be considered in this research. The research will have a strong dynamical modelling and simulation component, where novel data-driven-based models and tools (including machine learning and artificial intelligence) may play a fundamental role, aiming for a more sustainable and carbon-neutral society. The candidates must have a high motivation for advancing state-of-the-art research and enjoy working in an international and cross-disciplinary team.
The position should start by autumn 2022 and is intended for full-time work. The selected individuals will work under the supervision of Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli. The successful applicant will have the possibility to cooperate with world-class researchers, as well as to attend scientific conferences and meetings. Moreover, the research group provides strong support and academic freedom, with possibilities for interdisciplinary collaboration, both internationally and within Aalto University.

Research areas, requirements, and expectations
The postdoctoral researcher is expected to conduct research in one or more of the following areas:
  • Modelling, estimation, and control of traffic systems
  • Mobility and network traffic management
  • AI-based modelling and data-driven control applied to future traffic systems
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Decentralised and coordinated multi-objective optimisation applied to future transport systems


A prospective postdoc is expected to fulfil the following requirements:
  • Timely completion of a Doctoral degree in a field that is well-aligned with the proposed research interests
  • Knowledge of quantitative methods used in engineering and skills in applying quantitative methods to solve engineering problems
  • Very good programming skills
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Willingness to learn
  • Very good English proficiency


The applicant is expected to:
  • Publish in top journals and scientific conferences
  • Participate in research proposal preparation
  • Organize international scientific events
  • Guide doctoral and master's students
  • If applicable, teach in the master’s programme


Note that a Doctoral student position, with a similar profile, is available at:
https://aalto.wd3.myworkdayjobs.com/aalto/job/Otaniemi-Espoo-Finland/Doctoral-Researcher-in-Adaptive-and-Learning-Traffic-control_R33990

Duration, financing, and salary
The employment contract is for 2 years, with an option for renewal for further 2 years. Currently, the starting gross salary for a postdoctoral researcher is around 3500€ per month and may be increased depending on performance. The contracts include occupational health services, while Finland has a comprehensive social security system. Among European cities, Helsinki is special in being safe, clean and close to nature, with a high quality of life. English is spoken everywhere. For more information about living in Finland: https://www.aalto.fi/en/services/incoming-international-staff.

How to apply
Applicants must have completed a Doctoral degree in a related field (applications completing their studies during late 2022 will also be considered). To apply, an application must include:
Motivation letter with contact information and preferred starting date (max one A4 page) Description of research interests in the next two years (max three A4 pages) CV including publications and contact information for 2 reference persons (max three A4 pages) Summary of the PhD Dissertation (max one A4 page)
All material should be submitted in English in a single pdf-file (compiled in the order specified above). The application should be sent through the Workday system (link “Apply now!” below) by 26 July 2022. Email applications will not be taken into account. Please note: Aalto University’s employees and visitors should apply for the position via our internal system Workday -> find jobs (not external aalto.fi webpage on open positions) by using their existing Workday user account. Aalto University reserves the right to leave the position open, extend the application period and consider candidates who have not applied during the application period.

For more information
For additional information, please contact Assistant Professor Claudio Roncoli, Claudio.roncoli@aalto.fi


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