Job ID: 173024

Postdoctoral Fellow

University of British Columbia

  • Nov. 19, 2021
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
  • School of Engineering – Civil Engineering, Okanagan Campus
  • University of British Columbia
    Kelowna, BC
  • Open until filled
  • January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter
  • Post-Doc
  • Transportation Engineering
    Civil Engineering

The UBC-Okanagan’s School of Engineering – Civil Engineering has an opening for a postdoctoral fellow. Please see job details below:

Term: Full-time 1 year (12 months), with the possibility of extension.
Starting Date: January 1, 2022 or as soon as possible thereafter.
Stipend: $45,000 – $50,000 CAD/year + conference travel

The Centre for Transportation and Land Use Research (CeTLUR) lab at UBC’s Okanagan campus and part of the School of Engineering is seeking a full-time postdoctoral fellow (PDF) to lead independent research on one or several research topics aligned with the lab’s mission. Desired
research interest areas are listed, but are not limited to: 1) travel activity modelling; specifically, examining the travel of elderly and younger adults, 2) analyzing demand for transit, emerging shared micro-mobility and active transportation options post-pandemic, 3) investigating ways
to incorporate micro-mobility and active transportation options within the travel activity and land use models, and 4) Developing and testing alternative integrated transport and land use scenarios during- and post-pandemic.

Under the supervision of Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi (School of Engineering – Civil Engineering), the successful candidate will also work closely with graduate students and project partners, such as the City of West Kelowna. This position is jointly funded by NSERC, Mitacs, and City of West


  • Original methodological research in developing and/or integrating different components of integrated transportation and land use models.
  • Opportunities will be available to contribute to modelling and simulating both land use and travel activity-related choices.
  • Assist in supervision and mentoring of graduate students.
  • Liaise with project partners.
  • Assist with proposal writing, research report writing, and journal and conference paper preparation.


  • Holds (within past 5 years) a Ph.D. degree in Civil Engineering or a related field.
  • Experienced in travel behaviour analysis, activity-based modelling, and integrated transportation and land use modelling.
  • Demonstrated experience in econometrics and agent-based microsimulation for large-scale regional travel demand forecasting. Expertise in using MATSim will be an asset.
  • Excellent organizational and project management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Comfortable working independently and in team settings.

Please submit a cover letter, CV, and contact for two references; attn: Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi ( Please email materials in a single PDF with the subject line: CeTLUR_PDF_Last Name. Only those short listed will be contacted. UBC hires on the basis of merit and is committed to employment equity. All qualified persons are encouraged to apply. We welcome applications from members of visible minority groups, women, Aboriginal persons, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientations and gender identities, and others with the skills and knowledge to engage productively with diverse communities.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a global centre for teaching, learning and research, consistently ranked among the top 20 public universities in the world. We have two major campuses – in Vancouver and the Okanagan. The Okanagan campus is an intimate learning
community embracing bold new ways of thinking that attract exceptional students and faculty. This campus started the journey in 2005 with ~3,500 students, and has grown into a community of more than 12,000 students, faculty and staff in the past 15 years. We are situated in the beautiful Okanagan valley, which is a popular destination for it’s sunny and hot summers, expansive lake and vineyards.

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Contact Information

  • Dr. Mahmudur Fatmi
    School of Engineering – Civil Engineering, Okanagan Campus
    University of British Columbia
    EME 3231 | 1137 Alumni Avenue
    Kelowna, BC V1V 1V7

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