Holland: PhD Student: ‘The Future of Transport Innovations’

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Society will face major challenges with respect
to its future transport systems, particularly in the areas of
congestion, the environment and safety. Without innovations, the
challenges are unlikely to be met. Major questions therefore are: what
transport innovations can be expected? Which innovations should play a
major role in meeting these challenges? How can the innovations be
implemented successfully? Should public or private parties, or both,
organize the implementation?
 
TLO has a vacancy for an
enthusiastic PhD student who is interested in doing research into this
area. The research in this project will deal with such questions as
addressed above. This requires the handling of large uncertainties
about further transport innovation technology development, about the
outcomes of large-scale implementation, and about the valuation of the
outcomes by stakeholders involved in or affected by the implementation.
Specifically, the following PhD project has been defined:
Transport
Innovation Outcomes: this project aims at modelling the impacts of a
wide range of innovation strategies of public and private parties
across a wide range of plausible scenarios and plausible transport
model representations, by use of computational experiments.

Requirements


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University Graduate
Applicants should have
a Master’s degree in Engineering Sciences or a comparable field, as
well as an affinity for scientific research and systems thinking. We
seek a candidate with an interest in the implementation of new
technologies in the face of deep uncertainties.

Organization


Delft University of Technology Technology, Policy & Management
Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is a
multifaceted institution offering education and carrying out research
in the technical sciences at an internationally recognized level.
Education, research and design are strongly oriented towards
applicability. TU Delft develops technologies for future generations,
focusing on sustainability, safety and economic vitality. At TU Delft
you will work in an environment where technical sciences and society
converge. TU Delft comprises eight faculties, unique laboratories,
research institutes and schools. 

Within TPM, the Transport Policy and Logistics
Organisation (TLO) section is engaged in solving problems in the field
of transport, infrastructure and logistics from a technical-managerial
point of view. TLO is currently expanding education and research about
the possibilities of (further) introducing transport innovations (e.g.,
automated vehicle driving, the superbus, high speed trains, smartcards,
etc.) in order to meet long-term sustainability objectives.

Conditions of employment


Estimated maximum salary per month: eur 2500 – 3000
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Maximum salary amount in Euro’s a month 2558
Employment basis: Temporary for specified period
Duration of the contract: Four years
Maximum hours per week: 38

Additional conditions of employment:
TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible
work week, free high-speed Internet access from home, and the option of
assembling a customized compensation and benefits package (the ‘IKA’).
Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour
Agreement for Dutch Universities.

Additional Information


Additional information about the vacancy can be obtained from:

 V. A. W. J. Marchau
Telephone number: 31 (0)15-2782114
E-mail address: v.a.w.j.marchau@tudelft.nl
 
Or additional information can be obtained through one of the following links.

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Application


You can apply for this job before 15-09-2008 by sending your application to:

E-mail address: vacature-tbm@tudelft.nl

When applying for this job always mention the vacancy number ATTBM08-16.
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