Oct 24, 2010

PhD position: Non-Accident Based Approach to Managing Hazardous Road Locations, Aalborg University, Denmark

Position No.

At the Faculty of Engineering and Science, Department of Development and Planning a PhD stipend is available within the general study programme Planning and Development. The stipend is open for appointment as from December 1, 2010.

Job description
The PhD position is available within the research field "Traffic Research":

Non-Accident Based Approach to Managing Hazardous Road Locations

Traditional black spot management based on accident records fail to identify the most hazardous road locations with certainty. Amongst other things this is due to a severe underreporting of accidents. Especially for rural roads such a underreporting appears. The aim of the project will, consequently, be upon developing non-accident based methods for identification, analysis, diagnosing, and treatment and prioritizing of hazardous road locations. Focus will be to investigate and develop methods based upon characteristics related to road layout and design. This requires that the road layout characteristics most significantly affecting accident and injury rates as well as accident severity are identified, described and quantified. The project will be funded and carried out in cooperation with road authorities in a number of Danish municipalities. Candidates must be fluent in speaking and writing a Scandinavian language.

You may obtain further information from Associate Professor Lars Bolet, Department of Development and Planning, phone: +45 5118 4855, email: bolet@plan.aau.dk concerning the technical aspects of the topic.

PhD stipends are allocated to individuals who hold a Masters degree. PhD stipends are normally for a period of 3 years. It is a prerequisite for allocation of the stipend that the candidate will be enrolled as a PhD student at the Doctoral School of the Faculty of Engineering and Science, in accordance with the regulations of Ministerial Order No. 18 of January 14, 2008 on the PhD Programme at the Universities. According to the Ministerial Order, the progress of the PhD student shall be assessed every six months. It is a prerequisite for continuation of salary payment that the previous progress is approved at the time of the evaluation.

The qualifications of the applicant will be assessed by an assessment committee. On the basis of the recommendation of the assessment committee, the Dean of the Faculty of Engineering and Science will make a decision for allocating the stipend.

For further information about stipends and salary contact Ms. Maj-Britt Trolle Ståhl, The Faculty of Engineering and Science, email: mts@adm.aau.dk, phone: +45 9940 7582.

The faculty have a research school, The Doctoral School of Engineering, Science and Medicine: www.phd.ins.aau.dk and a Network for all PhD students: www.pau.aau.dk

Appointment and salary as a PhD fellow are according to the Ministry of Finance Circular of October 1, 2008 on the Collective Agreement for Academics in Denmark, Appendix 5, regarding PhD fellows, and with the Ministry of Finance Circular of June 13, 2007 on the employment structure at Danish Universities.



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