TTI Assistant Research Scientist

Updated: about 10 hours ago
Location: San Antonio, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

TTI Assistant Research Scientist


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Center for Utility Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

San Antonio, Texas

Job Type


Job Description


Texas A&M Transportation Institute seeks a TTI Assistant Research Scientist to work in San Antonio, TX.


Applied research duties, including data collection, analysis, coordination, and supervision. Plan, schedule, coordinate, and report detailed phases of research and development projects. Evaluate and document data collection requirements and activities. Coordinate data gathering activities and gather data needed for research tasks. Assemble, organize, document, and archive datasets. Synthesize data and extract meaningful statistics and trends. Develop and/or run applications to conduct research. Analyze and develop potential new techniques, policies, procedures, and recommendations. Conduct the necessary literature review and background information search to support techniques and methodologies used, as well as documenting past research for reporting purposes. Assist with the overall direction and management, which includes the day-to-day supervision, planning, administration, evaluation, and implementation of the division/program’s research functions. Manage, communicate, and coordinate with multi-disciplinary teams comprising research staff, graduate and undergraduate students, and support staff to ensure the completion of research objectives and timely delivery of high-quality project deliverables. Report preparation: Compile, document, and present results in formats required for inclusion in reports, technical memoranda, and presentations. Prepare technical documentation, including literature reviews, data collection, analysis, and summaries. Prepare project reports and other deliverables as required. Prepare materials for presentation of research results and other deliverables at technical meetings or other venues and to sponsors. Experimental design: Plan, schedule, coordinate, and report detailed phases of experimental design. Evaluate and document experimental design process and effectiveness. Synthesize and extract meaningful experimental design metrics. Prepare materials for presentation of experimental design structure, process, and anticipated results. Research presentations: Prepare and give presentations to existing and potential sponsors, academic settings, or conference settings. Prepare, schedule, conduct, and document research meetings. Other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education required: Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in Civil Engineering, Transportation, or related field. 

Minimum Experience required: Three (3) years of work experience as a civil engineer in infrastructure project delivery or infrastructure project research. 


ALTERNATE REQUIREMENTS: Ph.D., or foreign equivalent, in Civil Engineering, Transportation or related field; and one (1) year of related work experience as a civil engineer in infrastructure project delivery or infrastructure project research. 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Must include experience with: data modeling, database design, computer aided design (CAD), geographic information systems (GIS); developing research proposals, securing contracts and grants; at least two (2) publications in peer-reviewed journals or two (2) major technical reports; one (1) year of work experience in utility engineering topics, OR one (1) year of related work experience in right-of-way acquisition, OR one (1) year of related work experience on transportation infrastructure spatial data modeling and management.  


TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS:  10% of domestic travel.

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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