Associate Transportation Researcher

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Associate Transportation Researcher


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


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Job Location

College Station, Texas

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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)

Ph.D. 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:

  • This position has some flexibility of a hybrid remote option that can be discussed further during the interview process.

  • The salary range for position is $65K - $75K. Final salary will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications and experience.

    Job Summary:

    Conduct research in a support role on a diverse team to manage laboratory experiments and field activities and develop skills needed to eventually lead research. Specific duties include reviewing literature, planning research activities, coordinating and collecting data, analyzing data, writing reports and journal papers, preparing and delivering presentations, and assisting with proposal preparation. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

    Essential Duties:

    • Conducts experiments/tests in the laboratory/field that include taking measurements and recording observations, collecting, compiling, and processing data. 55%

    • Contributes data/findings and literature reviews for use in reports, documents, papers, and presentations. 25%

    • Interacts in a collaborative manner with other team members to accomplish organizational goals; may provide ideas to improve efficiency at group level; networks primarily within own technical peer group. 5%

    • Supports supervision of undergraduate and graduate students and laboratory and field staff within own team. 10%

    • Contributes data/findings and literature reviews for use in proposals to maintain research funding. 4%

    • Performs other related duties as assigned. 1%

    Required Education and Experience:

    • Master’s Degree in related field. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate (Bachelor's degree + 2 YOE)

    • One year relevant experience.

    Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

    • Knowledge of the fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a particular field of specialization; continues development of technical expertise and knowledge through experience and application.

    • Ability to work under limited supervision to complete assigned tasks/projects, demonstrating the ability to work independently and be self-motivated.

    • Ability to work cooperatively with others and has excellent interpersonal skills.

    • Has ability to multi-task, adapt to changing project requirements, and prioritize tasks to meet deadlines.

    • Has excellent oral and written communication skills and organizational skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Engineer in Training (EIT) certification preferred.

    • Previous laboratory work experience in asphalt pavement materials preferred.

    Physical Requirements:

    • Ability to move materials in the laboratory that weigh up to 50 lbs.

    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 committed to diversity.

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