ORGANISATION/COMPANYUniversité Côte d'Azur
RESEARCH FIELDComputer scienceMedical sciences
RESEARCHER PROFILEFirst Stage Researcher (R1)
APPLICATION DEADLINE12/08/2019 17:00 - Europe/Brussels
LOCATIONFrance › Nice
TYPE OF CONTRACTTemporary
HOURS PER WEEK37
OFFER STARTING DATE15/11/2019
EU RESEARCH FRAMEWORK PROGRAMMEH2020 / Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions COFUND
MARIE CURIE GRANT AGREEMENT NUMBER847581
Active transportation, health and environment
Air pollution, physical activity, road traffic injuries are important determinants of health that are affected by transportation patterns. Studies have demonstrated the potential for increased walking and cycling to benefit population health and the environment. The role of city planning and design in promoting population health is increasingly recognized as an essential and promising solution. To make such benefits apparent to decision makers and stakeholders, and further ensure success of such solutions, more work is needed in developing health impact modeling tools which address in a robust manner real world policies and conditions and integrate a variety of impacts.
The ASTHAIR PhD project aims at developing health impact models of proposed urban changes which consider multiple impacts, including co-benefits and trade-offs, integrates advanced knowledge on current activity patterns and other baseline conditions, and includes a framework for effectively communicating findings as feedback to stakeholders to ensure successful implementation and uptake. The results of this work should provide innovative solutions to promote and develop active transport. Industrial partners will be involved in the project and are interested in potential transfer.
The main steps of the projects are to develop an integrated health impact modeling framework to quantitatively assess impacts of planned policies on health through pathways such as physical activity and exposures to air pollution, greenspace and traffic injuries and to design a smartphone app which will collect activity and self-assessed health data from users and provide in return feedback on outcomes such as physical activity, air pollution, traffic, meteorological data.
This work will be done in collaboration with Audrey de Nazelle, Centre for Environmental Policy, Imperial College London, UK.
The programme will provide excellent working conditions to the ESRs:
- Attractive salary of 2709,00 € (gross salary) per month, as well as, different allowances (between 815 and 1215 euros per month) ;
- The legal working time is 37 hours per week, with a daily working duration that does not exceed 10 hours ;
- Subsidized lunches and monthly pass for public transportation ;
- A total amount of yearly vacations of 45 days ;
- Paid sick leaves ;
- Parental leaves following the birth/adoption of a child ;
- Sick and parental leaves add up to the 42-month duration of the contract ;
- In addition to their income, the doctoral candidates who have family obligations will receive an extra family allowance of €400 per month. Furthermore, they will benefit for each child of a monthly financial help from the French social security (calculations based on the household income and on the number of children under the age of 20).
BoostUrCAreer will abide by the mobility rule defined for MSCA, the reference date being the call deadline, meaning applicants will only be eligible if they have lived or had their main activity (work, studies etc.) in France for less than 12 months within the past three years at the time of recruitment (November 15th).
Applicants must have a master’s degree or an international equivalent.
The selection process is detailed in the Applicant Guide available on the BoostUrCAreer application website.
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REQUIRED LANGUAGESENGLISH: Excellent
EURAXESS offer ID: 419962
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