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Postdoc Integrated Digital Mobility for Public Transport Disruptions (Fellowship)

Postdoc Integrated Digital Mobility for Public Transport Disruptions (Fellowship)Faculteit/afdeling: Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences
Niveau: Gepromoveerd
Functie-omvang: 0 uur per week
Contractduur: 1 year
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Delen kunnen beschikbaar zijn in het Nederlands! Faculty Civil Engineering and Geosciences

The Faculty of Civil Engineering & Geosciences (CEG) is committed to outstanding international research and education in the field of civil engineering, applied earth sciences, traffic and transport, water technology, and delta technology. Our research feeds into our educational programmes and covers societal challenges such as climate change, energy transition, resource depletion, urbanisation and the availability of clean water, conducted in close cooperation with a wide range of research institutions. CEG is convinced that Open Science helps to achieve our goals and supports its scientists in integrating Open Science in their research practice. The Faculty of CEG comprises 28 research groups in the following seven departments: Materials Mechanics Management & Design, Engineering Structures, Geoscience and Engineering, Geoscience and Remote Sensing, Transport & Planning, Hydraulic Engineering and Water Management.

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Functie omschrijving

This research fellowship is devoted to developing and testing mobility management strategies in case of public transport disturbances and disruptions, applied to the city of Amsterdam. The research fellowship is a joint appointment by TU Delft and Amsterdam Institute of Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS). You will be employed by TU Delft.

The objective of this research fellowship is therefore to support planners and policy makers in developing mobility plans for managing planned and long-lasting disruptions in public transport systems. This involves the development of methods to generate and assess alternative mobility management strategies and their impacts. The work will be conducted in close cooperation with local government and mobility providers. These plans aim to support the municipality of Amsterdam to react in an optimal way to planned public transport disruptions, thereby explicitly considering the availability of the infrastructure and resources, as well as the potential deployment of other mobility services and providers. As such, this contributes to the development of multimodal mobility management capabilities that allow testing strategies contributing positively towards the resilience of Amsterdam’s transportation network.

You are expected to deliver methods and strategies to support the municipality of Amsterdam in the planning of mobility management strategies in case of public transport disturbances and disruptions, in particular related to quay and bridge renewals. Examples of such methods and strategies range from agile network design to offering ride-sharing services.

In addition to scientific outputs, the research fellow will:

  • facilitate the collaboration between multiple stakeholders to stimulate, automate and standardise the exchange of mobility data.

  • contribute to generating new research collaborations and project acquisition

  • support the dissemination and exploitation of obtained research results to relevant stakeholders in academia and industry.

This position is to be filled by an applied researcher for a period of 1 year, potentially to be extended with one additional year. The workplace locaction is in Delft and Amsterdam.

The post-doc position is in the Department of Transport & Planning (T&P) (about 130 members) of the Faculty of Civil Engineering and Geosciences (CEG) which has a strong track record and its trademark is the use of empirical data and advanced modelling tools. T&P has a strong track record in traffic flow theory, traffic simulation, dynamic traffic management and intelligent transport systems of all transport modes, including railway, pedestrians and urban public transport. TU Delft is consistently ranked among the top 3 for the subject ‘Transportation Science & Technology’ in the Shanghai Global Academic Ranking. The faculty was ranked second in the latest QS world university ranking. More specifically, the post-doc researcher will be working closely with other members of the Smart Public Transport Lab, a group of about 25 researchers and the Integrated Digital Mobility initiative at the AMS Institute.

The candidate will work at least 3-4 days a week in Amsterdam, based at the AMS Institute.

Functie eisen

The post-doctoral research fellow will work at the intersection of transport modelling research and application, in the context of the city of Amsterdam.

We are looking for highly talented and driven candidates with:

  • a PhD degree in transportation modelling.

  • background in optimisation, simulation, network science, computer science or similar.

  • a proven record in publishing and presenting your work.

  • eager to contribute to a stimulating research environment.

  • excellent communication skills, ability and enthusiasm to work in a research team and interacting with multiple stakeholders in the industry, such as the municipality of Amsterdam and different mobility providers being active in the Amsterdam area.

  • interest or affinity with public transport planning and operations.


Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities (salary indication: 3389 - 4274 euros monthly, full-time basis). The TU Delft offers a customisable compensation package, a discount on health insurance and sport memberships, and a monthly work costs contribution. Flexible work schedules can be arranged.

For international applicants we offer the Coming to Delft Service and Partner Career Advice to assist you with your relocation. An International Children's Centre offers childcare and there is an international primary school.

Informeren en solliciteren

For information about this vacancy, you can contact Oded Cats, Associate Proffesor, email: o.cats@tudelft.nl.
For more information about this position, please contact Dr Oded Cats via email o.cats@tudelft.nl.

To apply, please email a 1-page Motivation letter, your CV, list of publications, along with a paper that you have been the main author of, in which you demonstrate your writing skills. Compile all documents in a single PDF file entitled “TUD00214_Lastname.pdf” as soon as possible but al least by June 15, 2020 to Dr. Cats via Recruitment-CiTG@tudelft.nl.
Please highlight in your motivation letter and/or CV examples of projects and achievements that demonstrate your relevant competences.
Note that your application can unfortunately not be processed if all documents required are not compiled into a single pdf document entitled "TUD00214_YourLastname.pdf".

A pre-employment screening can be part of the application procedure.

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