Postdoctoral Position in Transportation Studies
University of California Berkeley College of Engineering
United States

Postdoctoral Employee – SafeTREC – Institute of Transportation Studies

Job #JPF03300
  • Inst Transportation Studies / College of Engineering / UC Berkeley

Position overview

Salary range: The annual salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. This position is eligible for full postdoctoral benefits.
Percent time: 100%
Anticipated start: Spring 2022
Position duration: This is a one-year position. The appointment may be renewable depending on availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Application Window

Open date: December 21st, 2021

Next review date: Wednesday, Jan 5, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Thursday, Jan 27, 2022 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center at the University of California, Berkeley is searching for a postdoctoral scholar to collaborate on research to support pedestrian and bicyclist safety monitoring projects.

Key Responsibilities
(i) Develop an approach to incorporating risk into existing methods of identification or prioritization of spots, corridors, and systemic hotspots using pedestrian and bicyclist exposure estimates.
(ii) develop an approach to incorporating equity considerations into the identification or prioritization of spots, corridors, and systemic hotspots.
(iii) support and enhance existing Excel macro-based tools for pedestrian and bicyclist safety monitoring.

Collaborate on research on various projects related to the Safe System approach and pedestrian and bicyclist safety. Disseminate research results through presentations and publications; mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

Labor Contract:



Basic qualifications (required at time of application)

• PhD (or equivalent international degree) or enrolled in a PhD (or equivalent international degree) program.

Additional qualifications (required at time of start)

• PhD (or equivalent international degree).
• No more than four years of post-degree research experience by start date.

Preferred qualifications

• Ph.D. in Civil Engineering, Public Health, City Planning, or a related field.
• Strong quantitative and statistical skills.
• Knowledge of concepts related to traffic safety monitoring.
• Knowledge of active transportation (pedestrian and bicycle) modes and safety.
• Strong coding skills in VBA, R, and/or Python.

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
  • Cover Letter - 1-2 page cover letter that summarizes research interests, previous code development experience, and professional goals.
Reference requirements
  • 3 required (contact information only)
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Campus Information

Diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging are core values at UC Berkeley. Our excellence can only be fully realized by faculty, students, and academic and non-academic staff who share our commitment to these values. Successful candidates for our academic positions will demonstrate evidence of a commitment to advancing equity, inclusion, and belonging.

The University of California, Berkeley is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. For new University of California employees, the applicable deadline is eight weeks after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.)

Job location

Berkeley, CA

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