Austin Job Alert: TTI – Assistant/Associate Research Scientist/Engineer

Assistant/Associate Research Scientist/Engineer (000942)

NOV Number: 000942
Job Title: Assistant/Associate Research Scientist/Engineer
Number of Openings: 1
Job Type (Employment Type): Budgeted
Country: United States
State/Province: Texas
City: Austin
Salary Interval: Per Month
Job Schedule: Full Time
Job Category: Research
Career Level: Research Professional Staff
Level of Education: Masters Degree
Years of Experience: 5

Position Description
The Texas A&M Transportation Institute has an opening for the position of Assistant/Associate Research Engineer/Scientist in the Austin Office. The general purpose of this position is to conduct research and actively contribute to extramurally-funded research projects in addition to authoring scholarly publications, performing work on basic and applied transportation data-related projects, and participating in research proposals. The general focus of this position is transportation data, technology, and planning. Incumbent in this title will be eligible to serve as a Principal Investigator (PI). Continuation in this position is contingent upon availability of funding derived from research program or specific projects.

Essential Duties:
• Identification of solutions for current, near-term and long-range transportation challenges;
• Assistance to state, national and local decision makers in formulating transportation public policy through research and innovation; and
• Analysis of transportation policies and the economic impacts of those policies.
• Development of technical documentation including project plans, task documentation, technical memoranda and other related documentation
• Development of technical overview material to convey project status to stakeholders and sponsors
• Development of draft presentations containing technical materials
• Identification and pursuit of new business opportunities and collaborative research projects.


Position Requirements
Required Qualifications:

Masters Degree in Urban or Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Economics, Political Science, or other STEM related field.
A minimum of 5-8 years of full-time relevant transportation research experience.
Demonstrated experience in developing research proposals and securing contracts and grants.
Demonstrated experience in the analysis of large volumes of transportation data from traditional and in working with public transportation agencies.
Strong verbal, technical writing, and interpersonal communication skills.
Critical thinking skills, and the ability to find solutions to complex problems without obvious solutions.
Personable, motivated, focused individual with the ability to juggle multiple tasks independently and simultaneously.
Proficient in use of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint as it applies to research project needs.
Demonstrated expertise in the use of statistical analysis software (such as SPSS, SAS, R, etc.); database management software (Access, SQL, etc.); advanced Excel techniques.

Preferred Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Urban or Transportation Planning, Civil Engineering, Economics, Political Science, or other STEM related field.
Professional Engineer license.
8+ years of experience.
Demonstrated expertise in the analysis of large volumes of transportation data from emerging data sources and “big data”
Demonstrated expertise in the visualization of results from analysis using a variety of software platforms and for an array of audiences (executive and technical).
Good understanding of software tools such as VB, VB.NET, C#, ASP, or ASP.NET.
Good understanding of the transportation legislative framework in the United States.


Application Instructions
Texas law requires that males 18 through 25 show proof of compliance with Federal Selective Service law in order to be eligible for employment.

Employment is contingent upon the agency’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by agency procedures, including the completion of a criminal history check.

Please provide 3 previous supervisors as references if applicable.

Incomplete applications will be disqualified.

For questions or assistance regarding the job postings, please contact TTI Human Resources at:
Texas A&M Transportation Institute
Human Resources
3135 TAMU
College Station, Texas 77843-3135
Phone: 979-845-9538
Fax: 979-862-3474

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