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Job Posting: Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team

February 16, 2016

The Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team (START) in the School of Resource and Environmental Management at SFU seeks to fill a PhD position for interdisciplinary research relating to the modeling of low-carbon transportation technologies and systems, starting in mid-2016.

The research conducted in this position is part of a larger cross-faculty (across three faculties) project on low-carbon transportation which integrates the social, economic and technical analyses of alternative fuel vehicles such as hydrogen fuel cell and battery electric vehicles.

Applicants should clearly demonstrate that they have skills in more than one of the following areas:

  • energy-economy modeling (e.g. optimization or simulation models),
  • transportation modeling,
  • energy supply modeling,
  • agent-based modeling,
  • climate and transportation policy analysis,
  • alternative fuel transportation technologies,
  • alternative transportation fuel production and/or distribution, or
  • market analysis of alternative fuels or low-carbon technology.

The applicant should also demonstrate a strong academic background, including a competitive grade point average (or equivalent), and excellent skills in communication (writing, presenting, etc.), project organization, and working both collaboratively and independently.

Ideal candidates will be eager to conduct novel, applied research in the interdisciplinary field of low-carbon transportation systems, and to publish results in toplevel academic journals. Applicants should already have attained a Master’s degree. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.

A competitive stipend for this position will be provided (subject to funding), however successful applicants will also be expected to apply for any relevant scholarships to support their stipend.

For more detailed information, please see the job description here.

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