The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) of the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is accepting applications for a post-doctoral research associate position in the area of micro-mobility and transportation planning. The position is for twelve months but may be extended depending on results and available funding.
The post-doctoral position will work on multiple research assignments, however, one area of focus will be working with a broad team examining how to make micro mobility options safe, especially e-scooters, but also will include e-bikes and pedestrians. This is a multi-disciplinary NSF-funded project in collaboration with computer scientists and civil engineers who are developing technology options for detecting trajectories and near miss incidents. The research team will devise on-street experiments to test these technologies and determine best practice solutions for making streets safer for all. This will be done in collaboration with various community partners.
The post-doctoral position will also contribute to applied planning and research projects at VTC, including research being conducted for Middlesex County, NJ, the Bicycle-Pedestrian Resource Center and on-going work evaluating behavioral changes due to the Covid-19 pandemic.