The UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS-Davis) seeks to hire a researcher to study electric adoption in California and nationwide and the policies and investments necessary to ensure that the path to full-fleet electrification is equitable and sustainable.
Applicants must have a graduate degree in engineering, public policy, geography or a related field, or a graduate degree in a transportation-related field, but with expertise linking transportation to other fields of study. At least one of these degrees must be a Ph.D. A record of publications in peer-reviewed transportation journals, and some postdoctoral and mentorship experience is required.
The applicant must possess expertise and experience designing and conducting research; experience developing research protocols, and knowledge and proven experience in qualitative and quantitative data analysis.
The applicant must have strong quantitative analytical skills, experience working with travel demand models, travel behavior data, and transportation network data, and experience integrating spatial and statistical analysis. The applicant must demonstrate proficiency using advanced GIS tools including proprietary and open-source tools, and advanced choice modelling capabilities using R, Python and/or proprietary software such as Nlogit.
The applicant must have a demonstrated ability to secure research funding, and ability to initiate, coordinate, and conduct research programs in a variety of transportation research fields, and with a variety of funding sources, including state and federal agencies, private industries, and foundations.
The applicant should have experience disseminating research to policymakers including direct engagement with state and national policymakers in the transportation field. Strong interpersonal collaboration and networking skills are required, along with the ability to function at a high level of competence, and to work effectively with individuals representing a diversity of backgrounds, interests, and positions, both within and outside of the University of California.
Link to apply to the position: https://recruit.ucdavis.edu/JPF04522 (will be open October 18, 2021 – December 31, 2021)
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