The University of Sydney Business School and MetroTrains in collaboration are offering a PhD scholarship to work on a joint PhD project focussed on Multimodal Public Transport systems. The candidate will be based in the Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) within the University of Sydney Business School. The Institute of Transport and Logistics Studies (ITLS) is a renowned international centre of thought leadership in the crucially linked areas of transport, infrastructure, logistics and supply chain management. ITLS focuses on providing impartial, evidence based research on these key facets of Australia’s economic competitiveness, environmental prosperity and social wellbeing, with a view to informing the management and policy directions of industry and government. Recognised as an Australian Key Centre of Excellence for Teaching and Research since 1995 (in collaboration with the Institute of Transport Studies at Monash University) and with a partner institute, ITLS Africa, at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa (established 2008), we hold the Australian government’s highest possible rating (ERA 5) for a research institute – well above world.
The scholarship is for a research student interested in a public transport focussed topic that addresses key challenges in the sector. In particular, we are interested in a research area that investigates the multimodal connectivity between metropolitan rail and means of transport to serve rail stations. Innovative solutions using smart technology such as Uber-style booking system are of special interest.
The applicant should have a strong Honours 1 or 2A degree (or equivalent) or Masters-level degree. Although any disciplinary background is in principal acceptable for this scholarship, we encourage applications from graduates in economics, applied mathematics, civil engineering, quantitative geography, transport planning and engineering. The research work will require skills in quantitative and qualitative data analysis methods. Candidates will receive research training through the Business School’s research training program.
The successful applicant will also need to meet the academic entry requirements and follow the procedures for enrolment in the University of Sydney Business School Higher degree by Research program. Candidates must commence by 1 March 2017 (Research Period 2). The award cannot be deferred.
For further information, contact Associate Professor Rico Merkert.
Applications should be emailed direct to Associate Professor Rico Merkert by 5pm, 4 September 2016.
To apply, please include:
- Academic transcripts,
- Curriculum Vitae,
- Details of two academic referees familiar with your studies,
- A cover letter indicating your interests in this research area and why you consider yourself suitable for the scholarship.
For more details please click on the "Further official information" link below.