Postdoctoral - Computational Transportation Engineer

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7071106 (Ref:408961)

Posted: October 16, 2020

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Argonne is seeking a transportation systems modeler to work on our high-performance, agent-based travel demand and transportation system simulation framework, Polaris, and improve its models of firm behavior, driver behavior and freight-related decision-making. Polaris has two components – passenger and freight – which are integrated in the same software. The software is used for performing detailed simulations of large scale transportation systems. The goal of such simulations is to analyze establishment and driver responses to potential future scenarios or trends in the economy, mobility, connectivity and autonomy (CACC/CAV), delivery modes, vehicle technologies, and so on in order to understand their potential impacts on transportation mobility and energy sustainability. Decision makers in the public sector and at private companies rely on such simulation models to inform decisions on investments and management strategies. The core algorithms of the freight model include agent-based models of choices regarding trade partnerships, transport and logistics path choices, inventory-theoretic shipment size and frequency selection, and other decisions. The candidate will analyze various data sources to improve the models and support other analyses. The candidate will also enhance the simulation models and use them to analyze freight travel patterns and associated activities.

  • Doctorate and 0 +years experience.

  • Strong knowledge of engineering computation as applied to transportation system modeling (POLARIS), and planning.

  • Experience in the development of transportation models, using commercial or open source software.

  • Strong knowledge of freight transportation, supply chains and/or logistics, with experience in quantitative modeling of one or more of these areas.

  • Strong knowledge in agent-based modeling and simulation.

  • Strong skills and experience in software programming (preferably C++) for Windows and/or Linux.

  • Strong skills and experience in data collection, processing and analysis

  • Experience in using statistical modeling software such as R, SAS, STATA, SPSS, or with statistical analysis in a more general platform such as Python

  • Strong skills in the ability to plan, schedule, and coordinate detailed phases for projects of moderate scope.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.

  • Skills in road mapping from specific problems to general solutions.

  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork. 

 

Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection: All activities, as they apply to work performed by self or by personnel under supervision, will be executed in compliance with ES&H and security responsibilities established by Argonne National Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.

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Job posting number:#7071106 (Ref:408961)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:Argonne National Laboratory
Argonne,Illinois
United States
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