UCL Energy Institute


We're hiring: Senior Research Fellow in Software Engineering for Transport Planning

28 January 2020

UCL Energy Institute's MaaSLab are looking for a Senior Research Fellow in Software Engineering for Transport Planning.

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The main purpose of the role is to contribute to the management of MaaSLab’s research and innovation project HARMONY (Holistic Approach for Providing Spatial & Transport Planning Tools and Evidence to Metropolitan and Regional Authorities to Lead a Sustainable Transition to a New Mobility Era) as well as other MaaSLab projects.

HARMONY envisages developing a new generation of harmonised spatial and multimodal transport planning tools which comprehensively model the dynamics of the changing transport sector and spatial organisation, enabling metropolitan area authorities to lead the transition to a low carbon new mobility era in a sustainable manner.

About MaaSLab

UCL Energy Institute’s MaaSLab sits within a wider transport and energy group encompassing work on aviation and surface transport.

Started in 2016, MaaSLab focuses on urban transport and explores new mobility concepts, such as Mobility as a Service, and new technologies such as automated vehicles, and drones.

MaaSLab’s expertise lies on transport and behavioural models, survey design and innovative data collection techniques, big data handling and visualization, new mobility service design and business models.

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Key Requirements

Our ideal candidate will have a postgraduate degree (MSc or equivalent) in computer science, software engineering, data science, applied mathematics, transport engineering, physics, or related fields, as well as a either a PhD (near to completion), or commensurate research or industry experience in computer science, software engineering, data science, mathematics, or related fields.

Knowledge of transport modelling theory (e.g. transport simulation models, dynamic travel behaviour modelling for new on-demand mobility services, traffic simulation, etc.) is desirable.

Further details

Go to the UCL jobs site for the full details of this vacancy, as well as a job description and person specification.

If you have specific questions about the role please contact Maria Kamargianni at m.kamargianni@ucl.ac.uk.

Closing date

Friday 7 Feb 2020, 23:59

Interview date


Additional information

Our department holds an Athena SWAN Silver award, in recognition of our commitment and demonstrable impact in advancing gender equality.

This appointment is subject to UCL Terms and Conditions of Service for Research and Support Staff.