Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, Dep. of Technology and Society
Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's
top 100 universities. The University has around 44 000 students and more than
8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts
to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9
000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international
standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting
our courses to current needs.
Subject description Pro-active traffic safety analysis with focus on
vulnerable road users
Lund University, Department of Technology and Society, Division of Transport
and Roads, has a long tradition of working with surrogate measures od safety,
employing emerging technologies for behavioural observations in traffic. The
newly established Virtual Reality Traffic Safety Hub has expanded the research
area towards evaluation of hypothetical and futuristic mobility scenarios.
Work duties The main duties involved in a post-doctoral position is to
conduct research. Teaching may also be included, but up to no more than 20% of
working hours. The position shall include the opportunity for three weeks of
training in higher education teaching and learning.
The foreseen research topics be addressed during the post-doc time cover two
main areas. Firstly, application of video analysis and other emerging
technologies to pro-active safety evaluations and studies of behaviour in real
traffic. Secondly, studying traffic safety using simulations and virtual
reality and how these tools can be enhanced through calibrations based on
These two areas can be further divided into the following points:
Further development and validation of surrogate indicators of safety,
particularly for situations involving vulnerable road users
Develop simulated traffic scenarios to study interaction of vulnerable
road users with motor vehicles, including the autonomous ones
Application of drone video recordings to analyse spatial behaviour in
Relation between flow, encounters, conflicts (observed in real traffic or
simulated environment) and accidents.
Relation between mobility and safety qualities of traffic systems
Apart from conducting own research and taking part in collaborative research
activities, the postdoc is expected to carry out
Teaching in the first, second and third cycles of studies
Supervision of degree projects and doctoral students
Actively seeking external research funding
Collaboration with industry and wider society
Administration related to the work duties listed above
Participation in research projects within the Virtual Reality Traffic Safety
Hub at Lund University.
Qualification requirements Appointment to a post-doctoral position
requires that the applicant has a PhD, or an international degree deemed
equivalent to a PhD, within the subject of the position, completed no more
than three years before the last date for applications. Under special
circumstances, the doctoral degree can have been completed earlier.
Very good oral and written proficiency in English.
Assessment criteria and other qualifications This is a career development
position primarily focused on research. The position is intended as an initial
step in a career, and the assessment of the applicants will primarily be based
on their research qualifications and potential as researchers. Particular
emphasis will be placed on research skills within the subject.
For appointments to a post-doctoral position, the following shall form the
A good ability to develop and conduct high quality research.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and
independence, and how the applicant's experience and skills complement and
strengthen ongoing research within the department, and how they stand to
contribute to its future development.
Terms of employment This is a full-time, fixed-term employment of 2
years. The period of employment is determined in accordance with the agreement
“Avtal om tidsbegränsad anställning som postdoktor” (“Agreement on fixed-term
employment as a post-doctoral fellow”) between Lund University, SACO-S, OFR/S
and SEKO, dated 4 September 2008.
Instructions on how to apply Applications shall be written in English.
Please draw up the application in accordance with LTH's Academic
qualifications portfolio – see link below. Upload the application as PDF-files
in the recruitment system. Read more: https:// www. lth.se/english/working-at-
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset. We kindly
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Type of employment Temporary position longer than 6 months
Contract type Full time
First day of employment 2021-10-31
Number of positions 1
Working hours 100
County Skåne län
Reference number PA2021/2890
Aliaksei Laureshyn, 0462220000
SACO:Saco-s-rådet vid Lunds universitet, 046-222 93 64
OFR/ST:Fackförbundet ST:s kansli, 046-222 93 62
SEKO: Seko Civil, 046-222 93 66
Last application date 28.Sep.2021 11:59 PM CEST
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