Research Associate in Data Collection and Model Estimation of FAV Acceptance - D216837R-2
 

Salary: £30,395 - £39,610 per annum

Closing Date: 10 September 2019

Newcastle University, in collaboration with Ryerson University, are seeking to appoint a Research Associate on a project on the Role of Social Conformity in the Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles.

The project aims to understand and model the conditions under which citizens would accept to be part of an urban environment where traffic includes full autonomous vehicles (FAV) and to use them as a public transport means. In particular, the research project deals with theoretical questions about social conformity and acceptance of innovations, autonomous vehicles, and will need extensive data collection including stated preference surveys, virtual reality laboratory experiments and demand model estimation.

You will be an outstanding applicant with a strong record of and interest in interdisciplinary work in the following fields: transport planning and economics, marketing, behavioural analysis, behavioural economics, choice modelling, social sciences, and mathematical psychology; and you will hold a PhD in transport, marketing, behavioural economics, mathematical psychology or closely related fields.

You are expected to closely work in collaboration with Ryerson University and to spend 12 weeks in Canada over the three years of the project.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


This is a full time, fixed term post until 31st May 2022.  


Informal Enquiries: Prof. Elisabetta Cherchi, Elisabetta.Cherchi@newcastle.ac.uk 

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Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices. 

Faculty/Services
Faculty of Science, Agriculture & Engineering
Unit
Engineering
Sub Unit
Infrastructure
Staff Category
Research
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Hours of Work
Full Time
Location
Newcastle upon Tyne
 
Salary: £30,395 - £39,610 per annum

Closing Date: 10 September 2019

Newcastle University, in collaboration with Ryerson University, are seeking to appoint a Research Associate on a project on the Role of Social Conformity in the Acceptance of Autonomous Vehicles.

The project aims to understand and model the conditions under which citizens would accept to be part of an urban environment where traffic includes full autonomous vehicles (FAV) and to use them as a public transport means. In particular, the research project deals with theoretical questions about social conformity and acceptance of innovations, autonomous vehicles, and will need extensive data collection including stated preference surveys, virtual reality laboratory experiments and demand model estimation.

You will be an outstanding applicant with a strong record of and interest in interdisciplinary work in the following fields: transport planning and economics, marketing, behavioural analysis, behavioural economics, choice modelling, social sciences, and mathematical psychology; and you will hold a PhD in transport, marketing, behavioural economics, mathematical psychology or closely related fields.

You are expected to closely work in collaboration with Ryerson University and to spend 12 weeks in Canada over the three years of the project.

The School holds a bronze Athena SWAN award in addition to the University’s silver award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  The University also holds the HR Excellence in Research award for our work to support the career development of our researchers, and is a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe.


This is a full time, fixed term post until 31st May 2022.  


Informal Enquiries: Prof. Elisabetta Cherchi, Elisabetta.Cherchi@newcastle.ac.uk 

Click here for further details 

Newcastle University is committed to being a fully inclusive Global University which actively recruits, supports and retains staff from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all our employees and the community they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from everybody, regardless of race, sex, ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, age, disability, gender identity, marital status/civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, as well as being open to flexible working practices.