Assistant Transportation Researcher

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Assistant Transportation Researcher


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Flexible Pavements

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Who are we?

The Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) is an agency of the State of Texas and member of The Texas A&M University System. For 70 years, TTI has addressed complex transportation challenges and opportunities with innovation, objectivity, and unmatched technical expertise. Our staff delivers excellence, value and thought leadership to ensure our research sponsors achieve their goals.

Our Mission and Vision

Our Vision - TTI leads in the creation of knowledge that transforms transportation for the benefit of society.

Our Mission - TTI delivers practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the movement of people, data and goods through research, education and technology transfer.

Our Work Environment

Entrepreneurial culture

Affiliation with Texas A&M University students and faculty

Ability to work with nationally recognized experts

Ability to help train the next generation of transportation professionals

Premier office and research facilities and equipment

Accredited laboratories and safety proving ground

Outstanding research support services

Flexible work hours

Family friendly

High staff retention rates

Leadership development and wellness programs

Data allowance and home office equipment reimbursements

Relocation assistance (if eligible)

Tuition reimbursement program (if eligible)

Our Employee Benefits

TTI employees can choose from several health coverage options offered by The Texas A&M University System for themselves and their families, as well as numerous other benefit programs.

What you need to know

  • Due to the nature of this position, the incumbent in this position will be required to be in office 100%.

  • The salary range for position is commensurate. Final salary will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications and experience.

Job Summary

The Assistant Transportation Researcher, under general supervision, conducts transportation pavement and materials research using literature review, statistical analyses, and independent investigations. Assists with proposal preparation, data collection and compilation, data analysis, laboratory testing, and report preparation. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

This position will serve within TTI’s Flexible Pavement program in the Materials and Pavement Division. Within this role, the researcher will perform and assist with research in the areas of pavement design, construction, material properties, material design, and maintenance.

Essential Duties

  • Conducts research studies, including data collection and statistical-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analyses, literature reviews, and other related activities. 10%

  • Conducts pavement failure investigations, develops a sampling and laboratory testing plan.  Synthesizes data and develops pavement rehabilitation options. 40%

  • Prepares written reports and develops and delivers presentations. 10%

  • Independently develop and run laboratory test programs. 20%

  • Interacts with sponsors and potential clients. 10%

  • Prepares proposals. 9%

  • Other duties as assigned. 1%

Required Education and Experience

  • Master’s degree in civil engineering or equivalent combination of education and experience.  

  • Zero years of related experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Knowledge of word processing and spreadsheet applications.

  • Knowledge of pavement recycling including FDR and CIR practices.

  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others.

  • Excellent written communication, analytical, interpersonal, and organizational skills.

  • Ability to present information clearly and concisely.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on highway construction projects.

  • Work experience or education covering pavement design and pavement materials.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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