Post-Doctoral Research Associate in Transportation Engineering - Western Kentucky University
Western Kentucky University
Location: Bowling Green, Kentucky
Internal Number: 165673
Location: Bowling Green, KY Category: Staff Posted On: Thu Aug 3 2023 Job Description:
One to two exciting post-doctoral research associate positions are available for individuals interested to pursue scholarly research in transportation engineering at Western Kentucky University (WKU), particularly in transportation safety (crash analysis). Candidates need to demonstrate prior experience and publication record in prestigious journals specialized in traffic safety as part of their resume, such as: Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Record, Journal of Safety Research, Safety Science, ASCE: Journal of Transportation Engineering, Traffic Injury Prevention, etc. The position is secured for one year, with the possibility of extension pending satisfactory performance and funding availability. The duties include the following:
Work on two grants sponsored by the Kentucky Transportation Cabinet (KYTC or the Kentucky DOT), as follows:
First grant: Involves the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning techniques for analyzing the impact of weather information on traffic safety in Kentucky. Second grant: Aims at analyzing the safety of roundabouts and Restricted Crossing U-Turn (RCUT) intersections in Kentucky.
Write scholarly papers for submission to prestigious peer-reviewed journals (e.g., Accident Analysis & Prevention, Transportation Research Record, Journal of Safety Research, Safety Science, ASCE: Journal of Transportation Engineering, Traffic Injury Prevention, etc.) and quality conference proceedings (e.g., TRB, ASCE: ICTD, etc.).
Assist in writing external grant proposals.
Guide undergraduate/graduate students in their research.
Propose research ideas for the driving simulator at the Transportation Safety & Crash Avoidance Research (TSCAR) Lab/ Facility at WKU.
Work as a team with existing post-doctoral researchers at the "Transportation Safety & Crash Avoidance Research (TSCAR) Laboratory/Facility.
The recruited individual(s) will work directly under the supervision of Dr. Kirolos Haleem. The full-time post-doctoral researcher candidate(s) will support the growth of the "Transportation Safety & Crash Avoidance Research (TSCAR) Laboratory/Facility" at WKU and will work with a team of researchers, including Dr. Haleem, post-doctoral researchers, and multiple undergraduate students. Consideration of applications will begin immediately and the search will remain open until the position is filled (preferably around November/December 2023).
Ph.D. degree in civil (transportation) engineering, specifically in traffic safety
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