Jobs

Want to change the world, today? Consider joining us for key leadership, research and staff career positions in our Transportation and Energy research programs.

Available positions

Assistant Professional Researcher
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis)
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Lecturer, Winter and Spring 2020
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis)
Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group

Transportation Technology and Policy (TTP) is an interdisciplinary Graduate Group administered through the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS). It offers three degrees: MS Plan I, MS Plan II, and Ph.D. The TTP program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the United States, and the world with students coming from a variety of disciplines to pursue either a technology or policy track.

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Senior Director of Communications
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis)

The Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis (ITS-Davis) seeks a new Senior Director of Communications to raise our profile and increase our impact. In this position you will strategically plan, manage, and disseminate communications and marketing programs for ITS-Davis. This will include overseeing the development and distribution of print and website materials, blogs, videos, social media, conference materials, and more.

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Lecturer, Fall Quarter 2019
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis)
Transportation Technology and Policy Graduate Group

The TTP program provides an opportunity to do interdisciplinary research to address pressing transportation, environmental, economic, policy and social challenges facing California, the United States, and the world with students coming from a variety of disciplines to pursue either a technology or policy track.

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Assistant Professional Researcher
Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis)
Three Revolutions Future Mobility Program

This researcher position will study the policy outcomes and travel behavior impacts of shared use mobility alternatives including carshare, rideshare, TNCs and micromobility.

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Assistant Director
Energy Futures Modeling Group

Under the general direction of the Director, the Assistant Director of the Energy Futures Modeling Group will manage research on US and global transportation energy scenarios. This person will be responsible for integrating the key STEPS/EF research projects into comprehensive and holistic scenarios for transitions in the international transport sector. The candidate will work directly with STEPS faculty and students to focus the work toward development of transition models, and production of particular journal articles, white papers and synthesis research reports. In addition, this individual will provide support on fundraising and management of sponsor relationships, as well as co-manage project tracking and communications with the Program Manager.

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Postdoctoral Reseacher (2)
Sustainable Freight Research Center

These positions will support the growth of the Sustainable Freight Research Center program and expand its research activities on freight and future mobility with a number of comprehensive/multidisciplinary efforts. Screening of applications will begin immediately, and recruitment will continue until the posi­tion is filled. Interviews with applicants will be scheduled via phone or videoconference, and in-person informal interviews will be held during the TRB 2019 meeting.

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Postdoctoral Reseacher (3)
Energy Futures Program

The Energy Futures Program of the University of California, Davis is recruiting up to three talented postdoctoral researchers to support the growth of the program and expand its research activities on future mobility with a number of comprehensive/multidisciplinary efforts.

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Postdoctoral Reseacher (2)
3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program

The 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program of the University of California, Davis is recruiting up to two talented postdoctoral researchers to support the growth of the program and expand its research activities on future mobility with a number of comprehensive/multidisciplinary efforts.

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Postdoctoral Researcher
Plug-in Hybrid & Electric Vehicle (PH&EV) Research Center

This postdoctoral research position will study consumer issues related to plug-in electric vehicles, fuel cell vehicles, and automated vehicles, as well as consumer perceptions, attitudes, purchase behaviors, vehicle use patterns, and policy related issues.

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Transportation Policy Postdoctorate Researcher
3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program
Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy

This research position will include applied academic research relating to the societal and environmental impacts of vehicle automation, electrification and shared mobility. This could include serving as a principal investigator for research projects, or assisting in implementing research projects led by ITS faculty and researchers.

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A great location to work

Our offices are located in West Village at UC Davis, the nation’s largest planned zero-net energy community. You will work in partnership  with leading innovators in sustainable transportation energy research, where results move from university to industry practice and public policy in the span of months, not lifetimes. You could live steps from your office in an energy-efficient home, in a vibrant university town located 10 miles from Sacramento and 90 minutes from the San Francisco Bay Area.

Photo of UC Davis West Village by David Lloyd

Our research locations

All of these research groups are co-located at UC Davis West Village: