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

ABOUT OUR PROGRAMS

Our offices are located in the brand-new 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.

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

AVAILABLE POSITIONS

3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program

The Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis, in partnership with the UC Davis Policy Institute for Energy, the Environment, and the Economy, is currently looking to fill two positions in our interdisciplinary 3 Revolutions Future Mobility Program (3R): a Post-Doctorate Researcher and a Policy Analyst. Candidates for both positions should be interested in the relationship between the three revolutions in transportation — shared mobility, electrification and autonomous vehicles—and societal benefits.

The 3R Program will be building the policy framework to accelerate the transition to economically, environmentally, and socially sustainable transportation. One goal is to provide policy makers at city, state and regional levels with evidence-based research and tools that can aid their decision-making. Applicants should have interdisciplinary expertise in several of the following areas: policy analysis, economics, engineering, and mathematical modeling, and be comfortable in applying such tools to identify societal and environmental impacts of the 3 Revolutions.

There are a number of ongoing projects in which the candidate will participate (depending on their interests and strengths). Here are descriptions of the two positions and links on how to apply:

  1. Transportation Policy Post-Doctorate Researcher – 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. This could include Assisting in the project management of graduate student researchers’ projects. The position may also include policy analysis development (e.g. benefit-cost analysis, scenario development, model policy development, best practice assessment) to evaluate the challenges and opportunities associated with various policy alternatives including, but not limited to, road pricing, increasing pooling, reimagining bus service, or modernizing paratransit. Researchers will also support development of concise policy briefs to summarize formal research developed by team members and faculty. (Educational requirements: Candidates are required to hold a PhD in a related field)
  2. Transportation Policy Analyst This position will include collaborative and independent research associated with the societal and environmental impacts of vehicle automation, electrification and shared mobility. The main task will be conducting policy analyses (e.g. benefit-cost analysis, scenario development, design of model policies, best practice assessment) to evaluate the challenges and opportunities associated with various policy alternatives including, but not limited to, road pricing, increasing pooling, reimagining bus service, modernizing paratransit. This position will also require developing concise policy briefs to summarize formal research developed by team members and faculty. Development of professional-quality materials for participants of workshops and events, and development of presentations for stakeholder meetings, legislative briefings and/or hearings will also be among the core tasks of this analyst position. (Educational requirements: Candidates are required to hold a Master’s degree in a related field)