Job TitleAssociate Transportation Researcher
AgencyTexas A&M Transportation Institute
Proposed Minimum Salary
Proposed Minimum SalaryCommensurate
Job LocationCollege Station, Texas
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
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
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.
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.
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.
Engineer in Training (EIT) certification preferred.
Previous laboratory work experience in asphalt pavement materials preferred.
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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