Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”

With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.

Job Overview

A fully funded, one-year postdoc is available in Mohamed Ahmed’s Transportation Lab ( in the Civil and Architectural Engineering and Construction Management Department at the University of Cincinnati. The research will be on areas of Connected and Automated Vehicle, Microsimulation, experimental and quasi-experimental behavioral studies, Big Data Analytics, Advanced Statistical Modeling of Traffic Safety Data, Human Factors, and Naturalistic Driving Studies. The position is available immediately and it will be open until filled. Experience with Connected and Automated Vehicle technologies is a huge plus but is not required if the applicant has a strong background in relevant fields (e.g., statistics, VISSIM Microsimulation, human behavior, Surrogate Measures of Safety, etc.) and a desire to engage in a federally funded Automated Vehicle Research.

The University of Cincinnati Driving Simulator Lab focuses on assessing Driver Behavior and Performance, Connected Vehicle HMI testing, Driver Education and Training on Passenger and Commercial Vehicles, and Evaluating the Impacts of Adverse Winter Weather on Traffic Safety.

CAECM supports programs in Civil Engineering (CE), Architectural Engineering (AE), and Construction Management (CM). The Architectural Engineering program, established in 2010, is an ABET-accredited program and offers a BS degree in Architectural Engineering with options to pursue an MEng in Architectural Engineering, and MS and PhD degrees in Civil Engineering.

Essential Functions
    Apply experimental and quasi-experimental research methods and advanced statistical techniques.Plan, organize, and manage a research function efficiently and effectively.Direct graduate students in the development and implementation of complex experimental and quasi-experimental behavioral studies to evaluate the safety efficacy of new vehicle technologies and safety countermeasures.Effectively write, review, and edit technical research reports and journal papers.Develop and write grant proposals.Perform related duties based on departmental and/or lab need. This job description can be changed at any time.
Required EducationPhD in Civil Engineering in the area of Transportation Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Systems Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, or a closely related area.

Minimum Requirements
    Strong English communication skills, both verbal and written.Physical abilities to perform laboratory research, including manual dexterity and abilities to see, hear, walk, talk, and feel with or without a reasonable accommodation. Individual is required to lift and carry items of 30 lbs or less or transport such items by cart.Self-Management – responds to management direction; adheres to work schedule and complies with key responsibilities; responds well under pressure and manages competing demands; resourcefully adapts to changes in work environment and circumstances.
Additional Qualifications Considered
    Familiarity with VISSIM Microsimulation, and/ or Driving Simulator programming and scenario development, mastering Java and C++.Ability to apply experimental, quasi-experimental research methods, and advanced statistical techniques.Ability to independently plan, organize, and manage a research function efficiently and effectively.Ability to direct graduate students in the development and implementation of complex experimental and quasi-experimental behavioral studies to evaluate the safety efficacy of new vehicle technologies and safety countermeasures.Ability to effectively write, review, and edit technical research reports and journal papers; and develop and write grant proposals.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.

The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.

As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).

The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.

REQ: 88100


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