Researcher-PhD student ‘dynamic travel behaviour modelling

Within the framework of the project ‘Automated collection of activity-based travel data to support dynamic travel behaviour modelling”, the following vacancy (m/f) has opened up within the Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) of Hasselt University:

Researcher-PhD student ‘dynamic travel behaviour modelling’ (2×2 jaar)
(mandate BEDR/2007/007- HO-3)

The Transportation Research Institute (IMOB) is one of the 9 research institutes of Hasselt University. The scientific research within IMOB is concentrated on three core fields: traffic safety, transportation and logistics. The institute organizes the research in traffic safety, within the Policy Research Centre for Mobility & Public Works, track Traffic Safety and researches transportation behaviour by using activity-based models. Besides expertise within public transport, IMOB also gathers knowledge in the research field of logistics and organization of freight transport.
Besides fundamental research, there is an applied research unit that carries out research projects for several clients (EU, federal and regional authorities, local authorities, companies, …). Themes we work at are traffic safety, transportation behaviour, public transport, bike policy, transportation management and freight transport. About 35 researchers are working for IMOB. This researcher will work within the transportation department.

Job description
For this project, people’s travel behaviour will be modelled using a toolbox which will be developed within a micro-simulation environment. This toolbox should enable us to calculate the effects of large-scale individualised transport simulations on a Flemish level.

The applicant should have sufficient knowledge of quantitative research methods and should at least be highly interested in programming. Preference will be given to applicants with interest and experience in an OO-development environment.

A university degree or equivalent academic college degree. Senior students are also encouraged to apply.

Probable start date: 16.09.2008

Further information
* Content job responsibilities:
* prof. dr. Geert Wets, +32-11-26 91 58, geert.wets@uhasselt .be
* prof. dr. Davy Janssens, +32-11-26 91 28, davy.janssens@ uhasselt. be
* Content terms of employment and selection procedure: Jef Vanvoorden, 011-26 80 80, jef.vanvoorden@ uhasselt. be
Applicants must use the official application forms
* which are available at the Rectoraat of Hasselt University, Campus Diepenbeek, Agoralaan – building D, B-3590 Diepenbeek (Belgium), phone +32 – 11 – 26 80 03
* or which can be downloaded here http://www.uhasselt .be/download/ APengelsUH. doc
The completed application forms must reach the above mentioned address no later than Thursday, August 14th 2008.
Application by e-mail will only be taken into consideration when sent to the following address: jobs@uhasselt. be.


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