Lund University was founded in 1666 and is repeatedly ranked among the world's top 100 universities. The University has around 46 000 students and more than 8 000 staff based in Lund, Helsingborg and Malmö. We are united in our efforts to understand, explain and improve our world and the human condition.
Lund University welcomes applicants with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We regard gender equality and diversity as a strength and an asset.Description of the workplace
The doctoral student will work within Traffic Safety and Behaviour research group (www. tos.lth.se/tsb). The group performs research on a variety of subjects related to traffic safety, including policy development, evaluation of safety measures, vulnerable road users and automated vehicles. The group uses innovative methods for traffic data collection and safety evaluations, such as video analysis, surrogate measures of safety, virtual reality simulations and instrumented bicycles. It is involved in various national and international activities related to research and education in traffic safety domain.
We offer a supportive and friendly environment with many opportunities for personal growth. The group is settled in the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) campus; the office spaces went through a major renovation in 2017.Subject description
The PhD studies will be based on several national project related to practical realisation of Vision Zero and Safe System approach in the Swedish context. It will also be connected to the Horizon Europe project AfroSAFE (www. afrosafe- eu.africa) dealing with adoption of Safe System to the conditions of low- and middle-income countries.Work duties
The main duties of doctoral students are to devote themselves to their research studies which includes participating in research projects and third cycle courses. The work duties will also also include teaching and other departmental duties (no more than 20%).
As a doctoral student you will be in charge of all the stages of the research process – problem formulation, data collection, analysis and reporting of the results in form of scientific presentations and writing. You will be supervised and supported by senior collegues, yet taking own initiatives and responsibility is also expected and encouraged.
You will have opportunities for building an extensive research network during your studies through participation in the conferences, workshops and seminars, nationally and internationally. In particular, you will develop tight working relations with the Swedish Transport Administrtion that will be highly interested in the results of your work.
Detailed description of the work duties, such as:
A person meets the general admission requirements for third-cycle courses and study programmes if the applicant:
A person meets the specific admission requirements for third cycle studies in Technology and Society if the applicant has:
Selection for third-cycle studies is based on the student's potential to profit from such studies. The assessment of potential is made primarily on the basis of academic results from the first and second cycle. Special attention is paid to the following:
Knowledge and skills relevant to the thesis project and the subject of study. An assessment of ability to work independently and to formulate and tackle research problems. Written and oral communication skills. Other experience relevant to the third-cycle studies, e.g. professional experience.
Other assessment criteria:
It is considered an additional qualification if you have previous experience of working with the Swedish road transportation databases, such as NVDB, STRADA, etc. It is considered an additional qualification if you are familiar with computer programming principles and have the ability to learn new tools and programming languages if the work requires it.
Consideration will also be given to good collaborative skills, drive and independence, and how the applicant, through experience and skills, is deemed to have the abilities necessary for successfully completing the third cycle programme.We offer
Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University.Terms of employment
Only those admitted to third cycle studies may be appointed to a doctoral studentship. Third cycle studies at LTH consist of full-time studies for 4 years. A doctoral studentship is a fixed-term employment of a maximum of 5 years (including 20% departmental duties). Doctoral studentships are regulated in the Higher Education Ordinance (1993:100), chapter 5, 1-7 §§.How to apply
Applications shall be written in English and include a cover letter stating the reasons why you are interested in the position and in what way the research project corresponds to your interests and educational background. The application must also contain a CV, degree certificate or equivalent, and other documents you wish to be considered (grade transcripts, contact information for your references, letters of recommendation, etc.).
Welcome to apply!
LTH forms the Faculty of Engineering at Lund University, with approximately 9 000 students. The research carried out at LTH is of a high international standard and we are continuously developing our teaching methods and adapting our courses to current needs.
We kindly decline all sales and marketing contacts.Type of employment Temporary position
Salary Monthly salary Number of positions 1 Full-time equivalent 100 City Lund County Skåne län Country Sweden Reference number PA2023/797 Contact
Published 16.Mar.2023 Last application date 05.Apr.2023 11:59 PM CEST
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