Post-Doc position in Rimini in Sustainable Mobility

Within the GRINS project (Next Generatino EU / PNRR:, at the Department of Economics of the Alma Mater Studiorum Università’ di Bologna we opened a post-doc position (assegno di ricerca) within the themes of Spoke 7 (Territorial sustainability), and in particular of the work package on “Infrastructures and smart mobility: policies and strategies for resilient and sustainable territories and cities”.

As briefly described in the attached description, research activities will focus on the implementation of extensive discrete choice experiments on sustainable mobility and in particular on the integration of public transport and micromobility, and on the role of mobility hubs as facilitators of such integration.

Experience in the field of transport (and potentially tourism), and with discrete choice modelling and related software, is considered a priority.

A PhD is not required for this position, but will be evaluated, if present, within the selection. Please note that the second-cycle degree (master’s degree) is the legal requirement for applying, and a winning candidate holding a non-EU degree will need to provide an official translation and a declaration of value from the competent Italian embassy/consulate within 60 days after the closing of the selection.

Although the contract is initially for one year, it is extendible within the project up to three years. The reported amount is tax free, and only includes law-mandated social security contributions.

The holder of the post-doc grant will work on the campus of RIMINI of Unibo, within a team which includes Profs Roberto Patuelli and Lorenzo Masiero, and in possible synergy with the SmartHubs project ( and related collaborators.

The start of activities of the grant holder is expected approximately for 1 March.

Applications for the selection must be presented exclusively via web, through Unibo’s website, by 23 JANUARY.

Please see the official call (also in English version) and the link to the application page at the following address:

For any information, please do not hesitate to contact Prof. Roberto Patuelli (

Two job positions at JRC in Ispra (Italy)

Two open positions at Sustainable Transport Unit of Joint Research Centre (JRC) related to TRIMIS project (Transport Research and Innovation Monitoring and Information System We are looking for:

– transport researcher with a broad profile who would follow and monitor research and techno-economic progress in the transport sector and map transport innovation, with specific focus on connected and automated transport. Details on requirements and offer: Application code: 2022-IPR-C4-FGIV-022196 – ISPRA. 

– transport economist who would monitor innovation progress and economic performance in transport. Details on requirements and offer: Application code: 2022-IPR-C4-FGIV-022195 – ISPRA. 

Deadline for applications is 11/01/2022. Job posts are in Ispra, Italy. Applications must be submitted through JRC recruitment application:

Postdoc researchers – Complutense University of Madrid

The Group of Transport, Infrastructure and Territory (tGIS) – Complutense University of Madrid is supporting postdoctoral researchers that would like to apply for UNA4CARREER MSCA fellowships. They welcome topics that explore the opportunities that new data sources offer to analyze and understand different urban and territorial dynamics (more details here).
The duration of the fellowships will be 1 year, extendable annually, up to a maximum of 3 years. The Total Employment Cost is 46.032 euros per year (monthly unit cost of 3,836 euros). You are welcome to contact Prof. Juan Carlos García Palomares ( and Javier Gutiérrez ( for any questions you might have.

PhD Opportunities in Transport and Land Use and Public and Active Transport Planning, Operations and Equity at McGill University

The Transportation Research at McGill (TRAM) research laboratory at McGill University’s School of Urban Planning invites expressions of interest in pursuing doctoral research on a range of transport and land use-related topics beginning in Fall 2021.

Transport represents the vital link between people and the opportunities and activities that shape everything from individual financial, physical and social wellbeing to collective climate action, environmental sustainability and economic development. Selected PhD students will work under the direction of Prof. Ahmed El-Geneidy as members of the TRAM research group, which brings together faculty, practitioners and students to conduct practice and policy-ready research on the complex and evolving intersection between transport and land-use systems. For more information about the TRAM research group please visit . Students will be expected to work on multiple federally supported research projects in one or more of the following areas: transport and land use; travel behaviour; public and active transport planning, operations and equity; and measuring the impacts of major infrastructure projects.

Three years of funding is available based on merits. Qualified students may also be eligible for additional fellowships or awards.

Successful candidates must demonstrate an interest and grounding in transport with a master’s degree or higher in planning or a related field. Knowledge and experience in public health is also a plus. Robust experience with statistical and geospatial analysis and excellent English writing and oral-communication skills are essential. At least a working knowledge of French is also desirable.

Interested candidates should send a preliminary e-mail to Prof. Ahmed El-Geneidy at no later than Dec. 30, 2020, with a brief description of their interest and qualifications. The e-mail should include a CV, names of two references, and an unofficial transcript of all previous coursework. Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview by Zoom in January. Prospective students must submit their final application through McGill’s online system January 15, 2021, for a position beginning September 2021.

Postdoctoral fellow at the University of Toronto

The Human Geography Department at the University of Toronto Area of Research is hiring a postdoctoral fellow for the following research areas: Transportation / Planning / Suburbs / Justice. Application deadline is 1 October, 2020.

The job announcement can be found here (pdf) and here (online).