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PhD researcher on the acceptance of cargobikes for sustainable mobility and logistics

VUB-MOBI is hiring! We are looking for an excellent graduate to work in the field of mobility and logistics.

Envisioned starting date: Summer 2021

Contact: Dr. Philippe Lebeau (


PhD research within the research centre MOBI in the interdisciplinary domains of sustainable mobility and logistics. The research and approach will be entirely embedded within the research projects of MOBI in line with the skills and knowledge background of the candidate.


  • The candidate will carry out research in the Brussels Capital Region about the acceptance of sustainable solutions for mobility and logistics. The research will have a strong focus on the potential of cargo bikes.
  • She/he will write research reports and valorise research results in popular and academic publications.
  • She/he will present research results at workshops and conferences.
  • She/he will contribute to public dissemination activities.
  • She/he will organise workshops and conferences in line with the requirements of the research project.


The candidate should have

  • A Master's Degree in Sociology, Psychology, Mathematics, Economics, Management, Commercial engineer (Handelsingenieur), Transportation, Urban Planning, Urban studies, Political science, or related discipline.
  • Interest in evaluation methods related to acceptance and adoption of new technologies.
  • Strong oral and written communication in English are essential. A good knowledge of French is also important. Dutch on top is an advantage.
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of partners.
  • Good time management and planning skills, with the ability to meet tight deadlines and work effectively under pressure.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel.
  • Good statistics skills.
  • Additional software (i.e. SPPS, GIS, MATLAB, etc.) are a plus.

How to apply?

Deadline for applications: 14/06/2021

Discuss your specific research interest and the ways in which your interests connect to ongoing research within the VUB-MOBI group.

Candidates that have not yet acquired their MSc degree can apply and participate in the selection procedure, but need to offer proof of registration in their MSc programme and need to have complied with all diploma requirements before staring their position at VUB-MOBI.