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Job posted by TU Delft 3ME BMECHE (17/02/2014 15.09)

Marie Curie Actions funded job vacancy 'HR Excellence in Research' logo awarded to institutions actively implementing the European Charter and Code for Researchers PhD student (Marie Curie) Safety of Bicycles & Motorcycles

MOTORIST (Motorcycle Rider Integrated Safety) is an Initial Training Network (ITN) Nr. 608092, funded under the FP7 Marie Curie programme. Duration: Feb. 1, 2014 - Jan. 31, 2018.

MOTORIST aims to make the use of Powered Two Wheelers (PTWs) safer such that fewer accidents occur and if an accident is unavoidable the consequences for the rider to sustain injuries are minimal. The project is divided in three related work packages (WPs).
WP1 aims to improve the rider’s skills with training strategies that are derived from in-depth accident data and from a quantification of rider behaviour in critical situations.
WP2 aims at developing advanced safety systems that improve the interaction between the rider and the PTW by modelling the rider, also based on the in WP1 quantified rider behaviour.
WP3 considers the cases where the crash is unavoidable and will develop personal protective equipment to protect the riders.

Description

TU Delft hosts 3 PhD candidates, of which 2 positions have been filled.

The third PhD will investigate and model steering & balance behaviour. Experiments and system identification methods will be developed to gain understanding in the way riders use visual, vestibular and musculoskeletal sensory information to stabilize 2-wheelers, and to follow a desired path.

The research will be performed using special instrumented vehicles, newly developed driving simulators, and computer simulations including human driver and biomechanical models. The TU Delft contribution will include a study on electric bicycles (pedelecs).

The research activities will mainly be carried out at TU Delft, the Netherlands, combined with research visits and/or short-term secondments to other members of the network.

We are looking for candidates with an interest, and/or experience in vehicle dynamics, multibody, control theory, biomechanics & perception. Candidates should have a degree in Engineering or Physics.

Nr of positions available : 1

Research Fields

Engineering

Career Stage

Early stage researcher or 0-4 yrs (Post graduate)

Research Profiles

First Stage Researcher (R1)

Benefits

TU Delft offers an attractive benefits package, including a flexible work week, free high-speed Internet access from home (with contracts of two years or longer), and the option of assembling a customised compensation and benefits package (the 'IKA'). Salary and benefits are in accordance with the Collective Labour Agreement for Dutch Universities.
As a PhD candidate you will be enrolled in the TU Delft Graduate School which provides an inspiring research environment; an excellent team of supervisors, academic staff and a mentor; and a Doctoral Education Programme aimed at developing your transferable, discipline-related and research skills.
Please visit www.phd.tudelft.nl for more information.


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Application Deadline

15/04/2015

Envisaged Job Starting Date

04/05/2015

Application e-mail

r.happee@tudelft.nl

Other job details
EURAXESS ID

33903116

Country

NETHERLANDS

Type of Contract

Temporary

Status

Full-time

City

Delft

Postal Code

2628EC

Company/Institute

TU Delft 3ME BMECHE

Street

Mekelweg 4

Hours Per Week

38

EU Research Framework Programme
Is the job funded through the EU Research Framework Programme?

FP7/People - Marie Curie Actions

Project's Marie Curie Grant Agreement Number

608092

Advert Number

1

Company/Institute
TU Delft 3ME BMECHE

BMECHE
Academic
Mekelweg 4
2628EC - Delft
NETHERLANDS
email r.happee@tudelft.nlhttp://tudelft.nl

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