Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Major Highway Structures

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 report 100% to their primary TTI duty station.

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

Job Summary:

This is the entry level of professional work in an engineering or scientific discipline. Incumbents perform routine scientific or engineering work, evaluating, selecting and applying standardized scientific or engineering procedures and techniques to assignments with clear, specific objectives. Assignments require investigation of a limited number of variables and few complex features. This position requires traveling around Texas documenting infrastructure condition and collecting data. The work will mainly focus on assisting our sponsor TxDOT with the processing of data. Continuation in this position is contingent upon availability of funding derived from research program or specific projects.

Essential Duties:

  • Collecting and processing data. 30%

  • Conduct data analysis. 20%

  • Write and prepare reports. 20%

  • Document infrastructure condition. 20%

  • Other duties as assigned. 10%

Required Education & Experience:

  • Ph.D.

  • No prior experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • 1-year related work experience.

  • Degrees in Civil Engineering

  • Experience with laboratory testing work, nondestructive testing experience with ultrasonic phased array and GPR, and experience in field testing.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiar with word processing, email, spreadsheet, database, and presentation applications.

  • Must prepare papers written in English.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Familiar with linear elastic and finite element modelling techniques.

  • Familiar with Excel, all Microsoft Office Suite.

  • Acceptable verbal and written skills in English and Korean

Registrations, Certifications, and Licenses:

  • Must have a Class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment. Duties may require driving a TTI Agency/State of Texas vehicle.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to perform common office functions.

  • Ability to frequently communicate with other individuals within the workplace.

  • Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

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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