Research Scientist (Smart Mobility)
Incheon, - Full Time

The Stanford SCIGC is seeking research staff to work in areas related smart and sustainable city implementation, with a focus on mobility. This research staff position is within Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC), under the direction of faculty in SCIGC and the Department of Civil Engineering at Stanford University. This government-funded research program is cross-disciplinary, with collaborators in the School of Engineering at the Stanford University main campus.

The Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC) is Stanford University’s sole research entity operating in the Republic of Korea.  


The research staff position will conduct analyses, perform research projects, and author original research publications within the scope of the funding project and will collaborate with academics and government to deepen understanding of smart cities and increase SCIGC’s impact and support the development of smart and sustainable city implementation, with a focus on mobility.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collect and work with large, complex mobility datasets from various sources to draw analytical insights. 
  • Contribute to analysis and interpretation of data to recognize irregularities and invalid results.
  • Research, design, and monitor key indicators to evaluate mobility system performance. 
  • Apply research protocols to deploy, test, validate, and refine strategies using evidence-based, data-driven methodologies.
  • Lead the application of statistical models and create reports to integrate and display data resulting from the analysis.
  • Participate in the implementation of modifications and protocols in support of smart mobility research.
  • Author submissions to conferences, journal papers, presentations, and invention disclosures.
  • Present designs, challenges, implementation details, and results during periodic reviews and meetings with managers, staff, and project teams. 
  • Collaborate with research staff and project teams to implement research focused on smart mobility systems.
  • These duties may be amended from time to time.

Minimum Requirements:

  • M.S. or Ph.D. in civil engineering, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, computer science, management, or a related field.

  • Excellent command of the English language.

  •  Must be legally authorized to work in South Korea.

 Desirable skills: 

  • Experience working in a team-based project from inception to demonstration across multiple disciplines. 

  • Strong passion for autonomous driving and mobility

  • Industrial or academic experience working on autonomous vehicles and mobility systems. 
  • Experience performing literature searches, reviews, and synthesis of information.
  • Experience writing scientific or review papers.

The Stanford Center at the Incheon Global Campus (SCIGC) is Stanford University’s flagship research center operating in the Republic of Korea.  As a top-tier, global research institution in the heart of Silicon Valley, Stanford has a long history of international collaboration through research, education, and engagement. SCIGC, located in Songdo-dong, Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, is at the center of Stanford’s growing interactions with South Korea and Asia.  Branching across seven schools and many research institutes, SCIGC is a Stanford-wide interdisciplinary research center initially engaging in smart city technology implementation, sustainable urban systems and wellness, innovative entrepreneurship methods and business models, and sustainable development and global economic competitiveness. 

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.