Postdoctoral Research Fellow, School of Civil Engineering

May 14, 2019
Jun 14, 2019
Organization Type
University and College
Full Time
School of Civil Engineering

The School of Civil Engineering is one of the largest schools of its kind in Australia. Located in the state-of-the-art, $135 million Advanced Engineering Building, the School passionately delivers world-leading teaching, research, and service. We aspire to be the civil engineering school of choice for students, staff, industry, and the wider community in the fields of water, environmental, geotechnical, structural and transportation engineering.

Our goal is to foster graduates with the technical and professional skills required to lead the civil engineering profession and we aim to re-engineer civil and environmental research to make communities work better. For more information about the School, please visit:

The role

The successful appointee will participate in a research project funded by the Australian Research Council developing a low-cost, data-driven traffic simulation framework that builds a traffic simulation model automatically and directly from vehicle trajectory data to enable rapid analysis of large-scale traffic networks.

The successful appointee will be responsible for analysing large-scale urban mobility and transport data and developing data-driven models and algorithms to infer mobility patterns and travel behaviours to predict traffic evolution.

The person

Applicants should possess a PhD in the area of transport engineering, computer science, data science, operations research, mathematics, statistics, or a related field.

You should have demonstrated expert knowledge in any of the areas of traffic simulation modelling, machine learning, data mining, or big data analytics. Strong progamming skills (C/C++/C#/Java/Python), excellent statistical and analytic skills, and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing is essential.

The University of Queensland values diversity and inclusion and actively encourages applications from those who bring diversity to the University. Please refer to the University's Diversity and Inclusion webpage ( for further information and points of contact if you require additional support.

This role is a full-time position; however flexible working arrangements may be negotiated. Accessibility requirements and/or adjustments can be directed to the contact person listed in the job advertisement.


This is a full-time, fixed term appointment for three (3) years at Academic Level A. The remuneration package will be in the range $67,542 - $90,982p.a., plus employer superannuation contributions of up to 17% (total package will be in the range $79,025 - $106,449 p.a.).


To discuss this role please contact Dr Jiwon Kim on +61 7 3346 3008 or email .

To submit an application for this role, use the Apply button below. All applicants must supply the following documents: Cover letter, CV and Selection Criteria responses. For information on completing the application process click here.

Applications Close: 14 June 2019

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