Saturday, July 14, 2012

Postdoc position in virtual testing of advanced automotive safety systems

Halmstad University has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral associate in virtual testing of advanced automotive safety systems. Virtual testing involves extensive use of high-fidelity modeling and simulation methods.  The successful applicant will work within the project Next Generation Test Methods for Active Safety Functions, funded by Sweden’s Innovation Agency VINNOVA under the Strategic Vehicle Research Partnership FFI.

The description of work for the advertised position is to:

  • Develop and experimentally validate a series of increasingly sophisticated mathematical models as relevant to the automated testing of future advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS). Aspects of interest include vehicle dynamics, sensors (GPS, radar, ladar), real-time communication services (V2V, V2I), road conditions, drivers, dependability, and test scenarios.
  • Evaluate existing support for experimental validation of mathematical models using empirically gathered data and statistical methods
  • Evaluate the convenience and fidelity of various modeling and simulation tools for performing virtual experiments during research and development of ADAS, in particular during the early stages of design and requirement specification.
  • Document the results in a technical report valuable to the industrial project partners and establish a suitable basis for a journal paper on the scientific contributions. Depending on the pace of progress, publication in an appropriate journal.

The position is for one year, with a salary in the range of SEK 30’000 to 33’000 per month. Depending on the performance of the successful applicant, there will be opportunities for continued employment within upcoming projects. More details about the project can be found on here and further inquiries can be addressed to Roland Philippsen, Tony Larsson, Walid Taha, or Magnus Jonsson at

To apply to the position, please send in all application materials as one PDF file attached to an email addressed to  The title of the email must be “Application to NG-Test Postdoc (Position number 6/12)”.  The PDF file must consist of 1) a cover letter stating the reasons for interest in this position, and long term career goals, 2) CV or resume, 3) list of references, 4) examples of published or thesis work, and 5) Copy of PhD degree.

Applications will be processed on a first-come first serve basis. Priority will be given to applications arriving before September 15th, 2012.