Researcher in traffic safety

Updated: 4 months ago
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: 29 May 2023

17 May 2023
Job Information

Lunds universitet

Lund University, Faculty of Engineering, LTH, Inst för teknik och samhälle, LTH
Research Field

Technology » Transport technology
Researcher Profile

Established Researcher (R3)

Application Deadline

29 May 2023 - 21:59 (UTC)
Type of Contract

Not Applicable
Job Status

Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

Not funded by an EU programme
Is the Job related to staff position within a Research Infrastructure?


Offer Description

Description of the workplace

You will work within the Traffic Safety and Behaviour research group . The group performs research on a variety of subjects related to traffic safety, including policy development, evaluation of safety measures, vulnerable road users and automated vehicles. The group uses innovative methods for traffic data collection and safety evaluations, such as video analysis, surrogate measures of safety, virtual reality simulations and instrumented bicycles. It is involved in various national and international activities related to research and education in traffic safety domain.

We offer a supportive and friendly environment with many opportunities for personal growth. The group is settled in the Faculty of Engineering (LTH) campus; the office spaces went through a major renovation in 2017.

Work duties

The position is connected to the Horizon Europe project AfroSAFE ( ). The project deals with the propagation of the Safe System / Vision Zero approach to traffic safety in the low- and middle-income countries in Africa. The project is largely focused on organizational analysis of the road safety work in best-performing (Sweden, Norway, Denmark, the Netherlands) and African countries. Another focus area is the local capacity building through various educational activities and pilot projects in Zambia, Tanzania and Ghana.

You will take an active role in planning and implementing the research and education activities according to the project description. This will involve tight cooperation with African partners remotely as well as actual visits to Zambia, Tanzania and Ghana.

Detailed description of the work duties, such as:

  • Research within the subject area
  • Collaboration with transportation authorities, stakeholders and wider society, predominantly in the African context
  • The position includes the opportunity for training in higher education teaching and learning.
  • Assist in seeking external research funding
  • Administration related to the work duties listed above



Appointment to a position as a researcher requires that the applicant has a PhD.

Required qualifications:

  • You have a PhD or equivalent research qualification within the subject of the position. 
  • You have very good oral and written proficiency in English. 
  • You have experience of collaborations in multi-disciplinary and multi-national teams.
  • You must have research experience within the traffic safety domain.
  • You must have good familiarity with the African context, ideally previous experience working with traffic safety or public health issues in Africa.

Additional requirements:

  • It is considered an additional qualification if you are independent as a researcher.
  • It is considered an additional qualification if you have experience of communication with the general public and of explaining research in a popular science format.
  • It is considered an additional qualification if you have a professional network within the traffic safety or public health domain in Ghana, Tanzania or Zambia.

We offer

Lund University is a public authority which means that employees get particular benefits, generous annual leave and an advantageous occupational pension scheme. Read more on the University website about being a Lund University employee Work at Lund University .


Further information

The position is a fixed term position for 9 months at 100 per cent of full time.


How to apply

Applications are to be submitted via the University’s recruitment system. The application should include a CV and a personal letter justifying your interest in the position and how it matches your qualifications. The application should also include a degree certificate or equivalent and any other document to which you would like to draw attention (copies of grade transcripts, details of referees, letters of recommendation, etc.)”  

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Research Field
Education Level
PhD or equivalent

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