Scholarships & Positions Vacant


PhD Scholarship(s)

UNSW Sydney (UNSW) offers the following prestigious scholarships to candidates of exceptional research potential to undertake a higher degree by research at UNSW. Scholarship applicants will be automatically considered for all of the scholarships available for their specific residency, to undertake either a Doctor of Philosophy or a Research Masters degree, as appropriate.

Applicants must also meet the conditions and application requirements for admission.

Scholarship applications are ranked competitively and awards are made on the basis of academic merit, research experience and research potential. The guideline is available from UNSW Research website.

Applicants should check the relevant deadlines prior to applying, by reviewing the key dates.

There are currently 1 PhD scholarships available.




1. Project - Telco Industry PhD - Agent-Based Models for Simulation on Mobility Behaviour and Intelligence (1 scholarship)

LINK for more information 

Please email your CV to Associate Professor Taha Hossein Rashidi, Email: 





Position(s) Vacant

  • There are currently 1 Research Associate positions available. 

Job no: 501853
Work type: Full-time
Location: Sydney, NSW
Categories: Other

The Opportunity

This role will be working within the Research Centre for Integrated Transport Innovation (rCITI). As a Research Associate you will work collaboratively with academic colleagues in the area of transport network modelling and optimisation; transport infrastructure development and policy; facility deployment for driverless electric vehicles; traffic flow theory; accident prediction and prevention; road/rail transportation or transport engineering.

The role of Research Associate will report to Professor S. Travis Waller and has no direct reports.

  • Level A - Salary, $78,890 to $105,185 per annum + 17% superannuation
  • Full time
  • Fixed-term contract – 12 months
  • Location: Kensington – Sydney, Australia

About UNSW

UNSW is currently implementing a ten-year strategy to 2025 and our ambition for the next decade is nothing less than to establish UNSW as Australia’s global university. This position is within the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering.

Selection Criteria (Skills & Experience)

  • BSc, MSc or PhD in computer science or related discipline.
  • Solid and well-established experience with various computer programming languages including python, R and JavaScript, and smartphone app development.
  • Demonstrated commitment to undertake and develop research in blockchain platforms, and related programming languages.
  • Demonstrated understanding about shared economies and shared mobility options.
  • Deep understating about data analytic methods including statistical, and data mining methods.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct independent research with limited supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team, collaborate across disciplines and build effective relationships.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to communicate (written and oral in English) and interact with a diverse range of stakeholders and students.
  • An understanding of and commitment to UNSW’s aims, objectives and values in action, together with relevant policies and guidelines.
  • Knowledge of health and safety responsibilities and commitment to attending relevant health and safety training.

Additional details about the specific responsibilities for these positions can be found in the position description via the link, Position Description - Research Associate in Transport Engineering (501853)_v2.docx or via the advert on

To Apply: Please submit your CV, Cover Letter and Responses to Selection Criteria (skills and experience) nominated in the Position Description. Please note applications will not be accepted if sent to the contact listed below.

Application link 


Eugene Aves – Talent Acquisition Consultant


Applications close: 11:55 pm Tuesday 27 July 2021



Position(s) Vacant - Taste of Research (Undergraduate opportunity) 

Project - Daily Mobility and Time-use Data Collection using Smartphone App

Description of field of Research

The aim of this research project is to collect people's daily mobility and time use diary using a mobile application. As part of our team, you will get to design a mobility and time use survey and conduct a data collection. The data collection will be advertised through social media and you will be monitoring the data collection using an online dashboard developed by our team.

Research Environment

You will be supervised by Dr Amarin Siripanich and Assoc Prof Taha Hossein Rashidi. A desk can be assigned to you in one of RCITI labs at School of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UNSW Sydney. You may work remotely, if needed.

Expected outcomes

You will learn a range of skills including statistical analysis, survey design, programming, and data collection. Ideally, we would like you to be involved in writing a conference paper or a journal paper based on this project.

Research Material/Links

- Shankari, K., Bouzaghrane, M. A., Maurer, S. M., Waddell, P., Culler, D. E., & Katz, R. H. (2018). E-mission: An open-source, smartphone platform for collecting human travel data. _Transportation research record_, _2672_(42), 1-12.
- Aschauer, F., Rösel,, I., Hössinger, R., Kreis, H. B., & Gerike, R. (2019). Time use, mobility and expenditure: an innovative survey design for understanding individual's trade-off processes. _Transportation_, _46_(2), 307-339.
- Meister, A., Schoenduwe, R., Tirban, P., Winkler, C., Schmid, B., & Axhausen, K. W. (2020). TimeUse+: A multi-layered travel and time-use diary format. _Arbeitsberichte Verkehrs-und Raumplanung_, _1553_.

Supervisory team

Dr Amarin Siripanich (
Assoc Prof Taha Hossein Rashidi
HOW to apply