Job: Researcher and Technical Contributor in CIVITAS-DESTINATIONS European Project
Main research field: Computer science
Sub research field:
In the scope of the CIVITAS DESTINATIONS project, ARDITI is looking for a researcher in the field of Urban Mobility with knowledge and experience on Behavioural change in the context of Urban Mobility.
The selected candidate will have the responsibilities in the work and contribution of ARDITI for the project, in particular under Work Package 6 (Mobility demand management and awareness for sustainable mobility at tourist destinations), on measures: MAD 6.1 (Gamification as a way to induce behavioural change in Mobility) and MAD 6.2 (Green credits: A Business Model for Mobility, Sustainability and Tourism).
CIVITAS DESTINATIONS is a project submitted and approved for the call "MOBILITY for GROWTH 2014-2015 - MG-5.5a-2015 - Demonstrating and testing innovative solutions for cleaner and better urban transport and mobility". It is funded by the European Commission under H2020-EU.3.4. - SOCIETAL CHALLENGES - Smart, Green And Integrated Transport.
Within the EU, and particularly following the economic crisis; tourism will be, the ‘engine for economic growth’, particularly in the underperforming Mediterranean economies; where tourism has traditionally been a dominant economic sector. The world market of tourists continues to grow and Europe has unique selling points for further tourist growth from within and outside the EU (including China).
The competitive market for tourism means that cities have to provide the high quality, sustainable environments desired by tourists, while providing local sustainable employment opportunities that overcome the seasonal and sometimes informal nature of tourist economies. Achieving sustainable mobility is a vital part of the growth equation for Europe’s tourist cities.DESTINATIONS will develop an innovative holistic approach to building sustainable urban mobility systems for both residents and tourists. The project impacts will make a positive contribution to demonstrating how this can achieve growth and therefore provide a benchmark for other EU tourist cities.
DESTINATIONS will demonstrate and evaluate the effectiveness of innovative sustainable mobility solutions in 6 tourist cities with different characteristics but sharing common challenges. The solutions will address:
• Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning for residents and visitors
• Safe, attractive and accessible public spaces for all generations
• Shared mobility and e-infrastructures towards zero emissions transport
• Smart & clean urban freight logistics at tourist destinations
• Mobility management & awareness for sustainable mobility
• Attractive, clean, accessible and efficient public transport
CIVITAS DESTINATIONS will implement a set of mutually reinforcing innovative mobility solutions in six urban laboratory areas, including in Funchal and Madeira region in general. Innovative transport solutions implemented in these pilot areas - which represent the variety of tourist destination typologies - will target the resident, tourist and freight mobility demand with a holistic and integrated planning approach, delivering sustainable mobility strategies and solutions at the destinations and in the countries of origin.
Achieving the objectives will increase the attractiveness of the city, both for tourists and for businesses in the sector and multiplier impacts in the economy for goods and services. All of these will contribute to better social cohesion (which attracts further investment).
The selected researcher will join an interdisciplinary team, including project technicians and staff and researchers from Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute (M-ITI) and ARDITI (Regional Agency for Research, Technological Development and Innovation) working in the fields of Energy, Mobility, Social Networking and HCI in general.
Candidates are required to have an academic degree of PhD in Computer Science and Engineering. Presentation of candidate’s track record of publications in “gamification for urban mobility” and in “service design / business modelling”. Proficient user fluency in English is mandatory (CEFRL C2 level).
WP6 aims at designing, implementing and demonstrating the sites measures targeted for the improvement of mobility demand management and awareness for sustainable mobility at tourist destinations.
The work to be carried by the selected candidate consists in the contribution/participation of ARDITI for the project, in particular for Work Package 6: i) Design and Implementation activities related to measures MAD 6.1 and MAD 6.2, as follows:
To design, implement and demonstrate actions able to achieve behavioural change amongst customers, visitors and stakeholders, based on:
Measure MAD 6.1 (Gamification as a way to induce behavioural change in Mobility):
Scientific guidance and workplace
The work will be coordinated by Prof. Dr. Nuno Nunes (Scientific coordination).
Workplace will be at M-ITI (Madeira Interactive Technologies Institute), Madeira Island.
1 year, with a perspective of being renewable up to 3 years.
Monthly maintenance stipend for a research fellowship with a Phd degree. (ARDITI stipends and regulations are determined by ‘FCT-Fundação para a Ciência Tecnologia’, as indicated at the URL: http://www.fct.pt/apoios/bolsas/valores.phtml.en).
The jury will select the candidates based on a curricular evaluation and, if necessary, using job professional interviews. The selection criteria is the following:
• Education Background and graduation (40%)
• Technology related skills relevant for the project execution (30%)
• Experience in related tasks (30%)
Dr. Nuno Jardim Nunes;
Dr. Valentina Nisi
Dr. Rui Caldeira
The application must include:
• Letter of introduction, explaining how the candidate covers the requirements;
• CV (Europass) with a photo;
• Copy of all certificates that prove the habilitations mentioned in the CV;
• List of publications in related fields (Gamification in Urban Mobility and Service Design / Business Modelling)
Anouncement of the results
By email to be sent to the candidates.
Application submission and deadline
Vacant posts: 1
|Type of contract: Other|
|Job country: Portugal|
|Job city: Funchal|
|Job company/institute: ARDITI|