TTI Associate Research Scientist

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

TTI Associate Research Scientist


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Interdisciplinary Analysis Program

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

Hybrid work environment/telecommuting

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

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

Job Summary

The TTI Associate Research Scientist is responsible for conducting applied research on transportation planning including extreme event (resilience planning) and/or freight planning. Serves as Principal Investigator (PI) and leads research and proposal development. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Essential Duties

  • Serves as a principal investigator (PI) on projects and is expected to pursue and secure externally funded research and to work within collaborative teams on projects led by other PI’s. (30%).

  • Prepares technical documents including formal project reports and scientific papers (30%).

  • Performs research on externally funded research projects, and develops research proposals for national, state, local, and private sponsors. Designs and executes research projects throughout the research cycle including proposal writing, literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, and reporting (30%).

  • Provides oversight and direction to student employees and junior staff. Execute oversight and leadership of self-initiated research projects, author or co-author of reports and scholarly publications based on original research. 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.  (5%)

  • Helps develop division-wide work processes (4%).

  • Performs other duties as assigned (1%)

Required Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree.

  • Five (5) years of related professional experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in Civil / Transportation Engineering or related subject area.

  • 3 years of related work experience

  • Programming skills – proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: R, Python, C++, C#. Willingness to learn Python.

  • Advanced GIS skills.

  • Transportation modeling/traffic engineering.

  • Knowledge of OpenStreetMap and routing algorithms.

  • A Class “C” vehicle operator’s license or ability to obtain within 30 days of employment.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge of data analytics, modeling, and statistical analysis.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (especially Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

  • Ability to work independently, but collaboratively.

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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