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As a fully competent Postdoctoral Associate in all conventional aspects of the subject matter of the functional area of the assignments, plans and conducts work requiring judgment and selects, adapts and modifies standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.
Duties and responsibilities: Plans, schedules, conducts, or coordinates detailed tasks of the identified phase as part of major projects. Performs work that involves conventional engineering practice but may include a variety of complex features. Work requires a broad knowledge of precedents in the specialty area and a good knowledge of and practices of related specialties. Primary responsibilities will be to (i) conduct research projects as part of the Center for Sustainable Mobility, (ii) conduct existing research projects in the area of intelligent transportation systems, developing driver simulator applications, traffic modeling and control, and connected automated vehicle control (iii) supervise daily activities of graduate and undergraduate students in their research, and (iv) develop research work plan for new proposals and prepare archived and conference papers.
Directions given and received:
Independently performs most assignments with instructions as to the general results expected. Receives technical guidance on unusual or complex problems and supervisory approval on proposed plans for projects. May supervise or coordinate the work of graduate research assistants, technicians, and others who assist in specific assignments.
-PhD degree and experience in Mechanical Engineering with experience in transportation engineering, or related field, with prior experience required.
-Expertise in control theory, optimization, transportation system control and modeling, Fortran programming, Unity programming, C++ programming, fluid dynamics, and driver simulator expertise.
-The willingness to work in a fast-paced research environment, including managerial skills to potentially coordinate technicians, researchers, undergraduate and graduate level students.
Experience with control theory, fluid dynamics, system optimization, connected automated vehicles, Fortran programming, Unity programming, and traffic modeling.
Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Review Date: 05/22/2017