Join the SafeTREC Team: position open for Postdoctoral Scholar

January 19, 2023

Work with Us!

The Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) is a program of the UC Berkeley School of Public Health and the Institute of Transportation Studies. The Center’s objective is to prevent injuries from traffic crashes through projects encompassing research, training, public service, and policy. We currently have one position open. Please see the details below and upcoming review date.

Postdoctoral Scholar

The Postdoctoral Scholar position will contribute to functional research projects in partnership with the California Department of Transportation. This will include:

  • Lead the development and management of a tool that applies safety performance functions (SPFs) using crash data along the California state highway system. Responsibilities will include: (i) enhance the functionality of a newly developed spreadsheet-based MS Excel Macro tool that will be used for conducting SPF-based analyses and for calibrating existing SPFs; (ii) incorporate SPF equations into the MS Excel Macro Spreadsheet so it can be used by select Caltrans expert users; and (iii) provide guidelines for developing additional SPFs, re-calibrating existing SPFs, and a road-map for incorporating such SPFs into the tool.
  • Collaborate on research to support pedestrian and bicyclist safety monitoring projects. Responsibilities will include: (i) develop an approach to incorporating risk into existing methods of identification or prioritization of spots, corridors, and systemic hotspots using pedestrian and bicyclist exposure estimates; (ii) build on existing work to develop an approach to incorporating equity considerations into the identification or prioritization of spots, corridors, and systemic hotspots; and (iii) support and enhance existing spreadsheet-based MS Excel Macro tools for pedestrian and bicyclist safety monitoring.
  • Collaborate on research to develop an enhanced approach for systemic safety improvements.
  • Disseminate research results through presentations and publications; mentor graduate and undergraduate students.

For more information and to apply, visit The first review date for this position is Monday, January 30, 2023.

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