Hiring 2 postdoctoral scholars at UNC Chapel Hill - Transportation & Data Science


This posting can be accessed directly at http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/180159. Applications open until 6/15/2020.

Applications are invited for outstanding postdoctoral scholars to join the Department of City and Regional Planning working under the direction of Prof. Noreen McDonald at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The postdoctoral scholar will conduct research on transportation planning and policy. Current funded projects focus on how emerging mobility options have or will change travel behavior. The postdoctoral scholars will focus on impacts around healthcare access and paratransit services. We will examine uptake of new mobility models by examining the experience to date and developing future scenarios. We are seeking postdoctoral scholars with expertise in one or more of the following areas: designing stated preference surveys, analyzing stated and revealed preference data, conducting routing optimization to simulate various paratransit services, and conducting interviews and surveys. Postdoctoral scholars will be expected to significantly contribute to research design, data collection, data analysis, manuscript development, and project management of research staff including doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students. Several opportunities to be involved in peer-reviewed journal publications are anticipated. Selected candidates will have the opportunity to engage with intellectual opportunities across UNC. Successful candidates will also demonstrate strong training in methods and research design. Experience with big data or novel data science applications, e.g. text mining, is a plus.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.


Noreen McDonald
Chair, City & Regional Planning | Thomas Willis Lambeth Distinguished Professor
Book Appointment | mcdonald.web.unc.edu  | https://zoom.us/j/8903989912  






Monday, June 15, 2020