Roles and responsibilities: The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to
1. conduct research (lead and / or support – independently and on teams) on various topics across transportation systems’ life cycles; topics include safety, risk analysis, economics, environment, finance, human factors, etc.; system life cycle includes policy, planning, design, construction, operations, maintenance and management
2. significantly contribute on multiple concurrent projects through research design, data collection, data analysis, modeling, simulation, visualization, and dissemination efforts
3. collaborate with faculty, researchers, staff, and students from varied academic and research units across the University, and those from external organizations, to
a. develop and submit applications / proposals and secure external funding
b. successfully complete research projects
c. effectively disseminate efforts and findings from research and outreach initiatives such as: develop and publish scholarly manuscripts in appropriate peer-reviewed journal publications, as well as in topical conferences, symposia, workshops, and trade publications; and also through print and digital media such as websites, and social-media outlets.
4. manage project activities and staff including doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate students
5. develop, organize, and participate in meetings, discussion sessions, workshops, seminars
6. successfully work on and complete in a timely manner other professional duties as assigned.
|Additional Position Information:
1. Earned PhD (or equivalent terminal degree) in a transportation related field such as Engineering, Business Administration / Management, Economics, Public Policy, Public Administration, or Law
2. Demonstrated abilities to apply appropriate analytical, quantitative, qualitative, or methodological approaches
3. Demonstrated ability to participate in multi-faceted, interdisciplinary research and implementation programs
4. Demonstrated working knowledge of emerging issues across modes and areas of transportation, including finance, freight, mobility, safety, technology, and transportation data
5. Very good oral and written communication skills with strong interpersonal and presentation skills.
6. Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects and responsibilities simultaneously and meet schedules, deadlines, and constraints.
7. Ability to build and leverage relationships with internal and external customers. Ability to adapt to changing environment and adept at problem-solving.
1. Membership and active participation role(s) in professional organizations or societies at the local, regional or national level.
2. Professional licensure or certification in a transportation related field such as Engineering, Law, Planning, etc.
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