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Postgraduate Research Associate (project employment) / Researcher in transport simulation and analysis / Reference Code 30

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    University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna
    Computer scienceModelling tools
    Computer scienceProgramming
    EngineeringCivil engineering
    EngineeringSimulation engineering
    First Stage Researcher (R1)
    02/03/2022 23:00 - Europe/Brussels
    Austria › Vienna


The Department of Landscape, Spatial and Infrastructure Sciences, Institute of Transport Studies at BOKU University is currently seeking a Postgraduate Research Associate (project employment). 

The researcher will be part of the core team of a research group which aims to identify and analyse the impacts for digitalised and automated mobilities, co-sponsored by the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technologie (BMK).

The researcher will contribute to establishing an activity-based transport simulation for assessing the individual and system level impacts of transport policy measures and digitalisation and automation developments in the greater Vienna region. One focus of this work is to investigate how automated public transport and micromobility impact the existing transport and mobility system.

The researcher will have opportunity to develop themself and expertise within the research group and the research institute in the field of transport demand analysis, behavioural and choice modelling, and will actively engage with relevant local stakeholders.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Diploma degree in computer science, geodesy and geoinformation, civil engineering, cultural engineering and water management, (technical) physics or similar
  • Knowledge / experience in multi-agent simulation, traffic modeling or similar
  • Appropriate programming skills (preferably Java)
  • Knowledge / experience with appropriate scientific software packages (scripting languages, GIS software, MATLAB, ...)
  • very good knowledge of spoken and written English
  • Interest in traffic and mobility behavior

Desired skills and qualifications

  • Demonstrated ability to write and publish high quality academic papers
  • Knowledge / experience with traffic simulation programs (e.g. MATSim, SUMO, Aimsun, Vissim, ...) is a great advantage
  • Knowledge / experience with common traffic modeling software (e.g. VISUM, Emme, etc.) is an advantage
  • Good knowledge of German
  • Knowledge / experience with large GPS data sets, data collection and corresponding data collection methods
  • Advanced technical skills (e.g. version control and deployment tools, databases/SQL, high performance computing,...)

Gross monthly salary and pay grade in terms of collective agreement for university staff (payable 14 times per year): B1, 40 h/week: € 3.058,60

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna seeks to increase the number of its female faculty and staff members. Therefore qualified women are strongly encouraged to apply. In case of equal qualification, female candidates will be given preference unless reasons specific to an individual male candidate tilt the balance in his favour.

People with disabilities and appropriate qualifications are specifically encouraged to apply.

Please send your job application incl. motivation letter and CV to the Personnel department, University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, 1190 Vienna, Peter-Jordan-Straße 70; E-Mail: kerstin.buchmueller@boku.ac.at. (Reference code: 30)

We regret that we cannot reimburse applicants travel and lodging expenses incurred as part of the selection and hiring process.


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