> Scope: Fulltime
> Temporary: 3 years
> Remuneration: Early stage researcher / Marie Sklodowska-Curie action salary
> Start: As early as possible

For the Institut Human Factors we are looking for an

Academic employee/ PhD candidate (m/f/d)

Ulm University with its more than 10,000 students offers varied professional tasks in a highly innovative research, teaching and work environment, at the same time facilitating the reconciliation of work and family in many ways.

We seek to increase the proportion of women in research and teaching and particularly encourages qualified female scientists to apply for this position.

Severely disabled applicants with equal aptitude will be given preferential

for a project investigating cooperative interaction strategies between automated vehicles and mixed motorized urban traffic within the EU funded project SHAPE-IT (see ESR11 project description on www.shape-it.eu)

Objectives of the project: The PhD candidate will focus on investigating the interaction between drivers in urban traffic situations. Based on the analysis of behavior in prototypical situations the PhD student will develop, analyze and test interaction and cooperation patterns using the state of the art driving simulators at the Department of Human Factors. Based on these results the PhD student will formulate recommendations for safe, efficient, and cooperative AV behavior in mixed urban traffic, resulting in a model of human cooperation behavior in mixed urban traffic and a set of analyzed cooperation patterns between drivers in complex urban traffic that are the basis for developing adequate behavior strategies for AVs in mixed urban traffic.

Your profile:

  • You are within 4 years of obtaining a Master (or equivalent academic degree) in Psychology, Human Factors, Cognitive Science or related subjects
  • You have experience and knowledge in traffic or engineering psychology or behavioral modelling
  • You possess knowledge and experience in conducting empirical studies, preferably driving simulator studies
  • You have experience in data analysis with SPSS, R or MatLab or comparable software packages
  • You possess very good written and spoken English language skills. Good German language skills or the motivation to learn German are of advantage
  • For this EU project additional eligibility criteria hold. Hence, you can only apply for this position if you have stayed less than 12 months in Germany during the last 3 years (see section Eligibility Criteria on www.shape-it.eu for more information)

Your responsibilities:

  • You are supposed to finish a PhD project at Ulm University on the topic of cooperative interaction strategies between automated vehicles and mixed motorized urban traffic
  • You will plan, implement, analyse and document the empirical studies of your project and present the results at international conferences and publish them in international journals
  • You will cooperate closely with SHAPE-IT project partners and the local research team
  • You will contribute to the research agenda of the Human Factors Lab at Ulm University
  • You will supervise of MSc and BSc Psychology candidates
  • You will participate and contribute to the organization of the SHAPE-IT educational program and SHAPE-IT events

Seize the opportunity and join us in shaping the future of the University!

More information about the team you can find here:

Hiring is done by the Central University Administration.

Your contact for further information:
Prof. Dr. Martin Baumann, phone +49 731 50-26500

We look forward to your application via our online application portal.
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