Ph. D. student Traffic Safety (2x2 years) (mandate BEDR/2009/011-HO)
Policy Research Centre for Mobility and Public Works – track Traffic Safety The Policy Research Centre for Mobility and Public Works, track Traffic Safety (2007-2011) carries out policy relevant research on traffic safety under the authority of the Flemish Government. The activities of the Policy Research Centre include: collecting, analyzing and opening up traffic safety data, carrying out problem oriented and policy relevant scientific research into traffic safety and rendering scientific services. With reference to this, Hasselt University (Transportation Research Institute), also coordinator of the Policy Research Centre, whishes to recruit a fulltime Ph. D. student on traffic safety for a period of 2 x 2 years.
Job description One of the research activities of the Policy Research Centre for Mobility and Public Works - track Traffic Safety, is to carry out research into the impact of traffic infrastructure and environment on traffic safety. This contains amongst others the setup of the so-called risk models for crossroads and the scientific evaluation of the reorganization of dangerous accident locations in traffic. The researcher will continue the research that already has been carried out into this topic.
Profile and diploma He/she should have a Masters degree in Transportation Science, Business Engineering, Civil Engineering, Statistics or an equivalent academic college degree. He/she has a strong interest in traffic safety and disposes of knowledge and experience with quantitative research techniques. Senior students are encouraged to apply for this position.