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Research Fellow I

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Work type: Contract, full-time
Location: Singapore
Categories: PhD, Others, Engineering - Civil/Structural, Others

Open researcher positions at the Sustainable Urban Mobility Laboratory


The Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) was established in 2009 in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), to advance knowledge and nurture technically-grounded leaders and innovators to serve societal needs. See:


The Sustainable Urban Mobility Laboratory at SUTD develops data-driven models and tools to reduce the environmental impacts of passenger and urban freight transport. We are currently seeking researchers to participate in projects relating to freight transportation and urban logistics. See:


Project Overview

The team is designing next-generation data collection, modeling and solutions for urban freight and city logistics. Research activities include the development and application of:

  • An integrated framework for urban freight data collection, leveraging state-of-the-art sensing and surveying technologies. The objective is to develop proof-of-concept of a coherent, scalable and holistic collection of freight data from related freight agents (shippers, carriers, receivers), along with vehicle and shipment tracking.
  • Urban freight demand and behavioral models, covering all relevant agents and their mutual interactions along supply chains.
  • Urban logistics solutions, such as consolidation centers, centralized receiving stations at multi-tenanted buildings, and use of electric cargo cycles.


Position: Postdoctoral Associate – Freight Transportation Modeling


  • Design and implement urban freight behavioral models in simulations.
  • Coordinate efforts with the data collection team and organize existing data for freight model estimation.
  • Work with other researchers and software engineers to integrate the above models in existing modeling and simulation software development efforts.


  • Ph.D. in Transportation, Logistics, Civil Engineering, Systems Engineering, Urban Planning or related fields.
  • Knowledge in econometrics and/or agent-based modeling and simulation is preferred.
  • Knowledge of C++, Python, R is an advantage.
  • Proven experience of working with real world data and systems.

We seek motivated candidates who are able to exercise project and research management skills, and are ready to thrive in a dynamic, multicultural and multidisciplinary team. Postdoc positions involve opportunities to co-supervise graduate students and other junior team members. All positions involve opportunities to disseminate study findings to sponsors, in public forums, and academic journals/conferences, thus requiring excellent command of written English and oral presentation skills.

SUTD offers a competitive salary that commensurate with experience, and benefits.

Interested applicants are to submit their full CV, cover letter (optional), three references, and an English technical writing sample. We regret that only shortlisted candidates will be notified.

Applications close: Singapore Standard Time

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