Postdoctoral Research Position in Public Transport


 The Department of Transport Engineering and Logistics (DTEL) at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, host of the BRT+ Centre of Excellence (, is currently looking for a post doctorate to join our research group starting around March 2018. We have a number of ongoing projects on different Public Transport issues in which the successful applicant could participate, leading some and/or collaborating with other researchers at the DTEL on others. We are looking for applicants with interests in any area regarding public transport, ranging from its most strategic to its most operational aspects (i.e. planning, design, financing, economics, social issues, environmental impacts, demand modelling, operations and control). We welcome applicants with the ability to carry out interdisciplinary and collaborative research and an interest in the role transportation plays in urban sustainability.


Job Description: We offer an attractive opportunity of a job in the field of urban mobility within an international and interdisciplinary academic setting. Candidates need not be fluent in Spanish at the moment of applying as we welcome applications from within and outside Chile. They must exhibit excellent oral and written communication skills and an aptitude for teamwork. While industrial experience is desirable, a strong commitment to rigorous and relevant research is essential.


Requirements: Applicants must hold a Ph.D. in a related discipline or be about to complete it, with a demonstrated research potential. It is important that the applicant is able to work collaboratively and international experience is desirable. Review of applications starts immediately and the position will remain open until a successful candidate has been found. The position starts in March 2018 and we expect a commitment of at least two years.


Information and application: Interested applicants should forward their CV including a publication list, contact details of three reference providers and a one-page description of their experience and research interests related to this position. Applicants should forward this information until December 20th 2017. The application information and/or any requests for more information should be sent by e-mail to Prof. Juan Carlos Muñoz, Director of the BRT+ Centre of Excellence ( and Ignacia Torres (