Postdoctoral Fellowship (w/m)

Area of Research: Transportation Engineering – Agent-Based Modelling
Overview of the Position:
You will be joining the LEMA research group of the University of Liège, co-directed by Professors Mario Cools, Sigrid Reiter and Jacques Teller, as a main contributor to the FEDER project "Wal-e-Cities", which aims at the development of Smart Cities in the Walloon region of Belgium, focusing on the use of innovative (automated) data collection systems as a backbone to support this development. The successful candidate will perform research on the development of a traffic demonstrator, i.e. an agent-based travel demand framework, which explicitly takes into account the accumulation of data through means of ubiquitous sensor networks.
We are seeking a single candidate for a 3-year term (starting with a 1-year contract and upon positive evaluation extended with a further 2-year contract). The postdoctoral fellow will have office space in the Sart-Tilman campus of the University of Liège.
Description of Duties:
The successful candidate will conduct research in the aforementioned "Wal-e-Cities"- project, will be author on journal articles and conference presentations, and coordinate interactions between diverse project team members, and assure the administrative reporting of the project.
Required qualifications:

  • PhD degree in computer sciences, engineering, planning or related field; 
  • Demonstrated experience in quantitative analysis, GIS and network analysis, and travel behaviour modelling;
  • Excellent programming skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communication in English;
  • Excellent personal time management, project management and organizational skills.

Application instructions:
All individuals interested in this position must submit a cover letter and short research statement, a CV, and contact info for two references to Mario Cools ( by the closing date. Please email materials in a single PDF.
Closing date: Screening of applications will commence on August 31th and continue until the position is filled.
Supervisors: Professors Jacques Teller and Mario Cools    Expected start date: October, 2018 (with some flexibility)