METRANS, Pacific Southwest Region 9 UTC

We are Hiring Postdocs

Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:53am

METRANS is hiring post docs at USC!

We are pleased to announce that we have two open position for postdoctoral researchers.  These are positions at the University of Southern California.


Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate – Transportation Access to Health Services

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The METRANS Transportation Center and the Schaeffer Center for Health Policy and Economics is seeking candidates for a one year, renewable for a second year, full-time Postdoctoral Research position. METRANS and Schaeffer have joined together to support research at the intersection of transportation and health.  We are particularly interested in questions of accessibility to health services and health outcomes.  For example, do restrictions imposed by various types of insurance plans result in traveling longer distances to obtain medical care?  Do some communities have more access to health care services than others?  If so, do these differences affect consumption of health care services, all else equal?

The ideal candidate will have experience in multidisciplinary research and working knowledge of travel behavior.  The candidate should have the following qualifications: 1) PhD in  transportation planning, public policy, or a closely related field completed within the past two years; 2) experience in constructing, processing, cleaning, and analyzing large datasets; 3) experience with database management software; 4) expertise in ArcGIS, including mapping as well as geostatistical and network analysis; 5) expertise in statistical analysis, econometrics and spatial econometrics using standard software such as Stata, R or SAS. Familiarity with multiple computer programming languages is a plus. The preferred candidates would also be willing to write new grant proposals.

The position is 12 month, fixed term, with the possibility of a second year conditional upon performance and funding availability.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: In order for your application to be considered, you must attach a cover letter and CV.


Postdoctoral Scholar - Research Associate – Urban Transportation Planning

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The METRANS Transportation Center is seeking candidates for a 12 month, full-time postdoctoral research position. The position includes conducting research on transportation systems and performance with multi-disciplinary teams.  This position focuses on urban transportation planning.  Examples of projects include development of transportation planning and management applications using real-time transportation system data; and transit accessibility and housing affordability.  The position may also include teaching one course in transportation planning or analytical methods.

Candidates should possess the following qualifications: 1) PhD in transportation engineering, transportation planning or a closely related field completed within the past two years; 2) experience in constructing, processing, cleaning, and analyzing large datasets; 3) experience with database management (e.g. Oracle) and SQL programming; 4) expertise in ArcGIS, including mapping as well as geostatistical and network analysis; 5) expertise in econometrics and statistical analysis using standard software such as Stata, R or SAS.

In addition, the preferred candidates would have prior experience of working in multidisciplinary (e.g. social scientists, engineers, and computer scientists) projects involving big data management and application. The preferred candidates would also be willing to manage grant-funded projects, write new grant proposals, and provide technical assistance to various regional government planning agencies. Familiarity with multiple computer programming languages is a plus.

This is a 12 month, fixed-term position with the possibility of a second year conditional upon performance and funding availability.

REQUIRED DOCUMENTS: In order for your application to be considered, you must attach a cover letter and CV.