Research Assistant

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

Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Department

Behavioral Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

COVID-19 information: TTI monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. To ensure a safe and healthful work environment for all, each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will communicate these procedures at each step of the recruiting process.

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Job Summary

Responsible for field data collection and outdoor traffic surveys.  This is an entry level position that initially involves full-time data collection, with opportunities to grow in other areas in a research program focused on driver behavior.  Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Essential Duties

  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of data collection in support of research projects including extensive travel, requiring an ability to observe and record vehicle occupant behavior. 70%

  • Selects and applies standard techniques of routine research and keeps detailed records of data.   10%

  • Uses computers to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research results. 5%

  • Evaluates and summarizes results. 5%

  • Assists in preparing and writing proposals to funding agencies; maintains financial accounts related to research projects. 3%

  • Assists undergraduate and/or graduate students and other technical or field staff involved in research. 3%

  • Assists with reports, invoices, and cataloging records. 3%

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 1%

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, liberal arts, education or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience (HS diploma + 4 YOE)

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to observe moving traffic and collect data on driver and occupant behavior

  • Extensive travel throughout Texas required

  • Must be available some weekends for travel/data collection

  • Knowledge of computers and computer software related to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a traffic safety or child passenger safety related field

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Experience in field data collection

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.



Job Title

Research Assistant

Agency

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Department

Behavioral Research

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

COVID-19 information: TTI monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. To ensure a safe and healthful work environment for all, each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will communicate these procedures at each step of the recruiting process.

***************************************************************

Job Summary

Responsible for field data collection and outdoor traffic surveys.  This is an entry level position that initially involves full-time data collection, with opportunities to grow in other areas in a research program focused on driver behavior.  Continued employment in this position is contingent upon availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Essential Duties

  • Assists in the coordination and implementation of data collection in support of research projects including extensive travel, requiring an ability to observe and record vehicle occupant behavior. 70%

  • Selects and applies standard techniques of routine research and keeps detailed records of data.   10%

  • Uses computers to perform data analysis, statistical analysis, and technical evaluation of research results. 5%

  • Evaluates and summarizes results. 5%

  • Assists in preparing and writing proposals to funding agencies; maintains financial accounts related to research projects. 3%

  • Assists undergraduate and/or graduate students and other technical or field staff involved in research. 3%

  • Assists with reports, invoices, and cataloging records. 3%

  • Performs other related duties as assigned. 1%

Required Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in health, liberal arts, education or other related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience (HS diploma + 4 YOE)

Required Knowledge, Skills, Abilities

  • Ability to observe moving traffic and collect data on driver and occupant behavior

  • Extensive travel throughout Texas required

  • Must be available some weekends for travel/data collection

  • Knowledge of computers and computer software related to the position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in a traffic safety or child passenger safety related field

  • Fluent in Spanish

  • Experience in field data collection

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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