TTI Assistant Research Scientist

Updated: about 16 hours ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

TTI Assistant Research Scientist

Agency

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Department

Flexible Pavements

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

Job Summary:

Utilize Finite Element and other advanced pavement and soils analysis programs to solve highway infrastructure problems; process, analyze, and interpret lab test data; perform different pavement materials tests (i.e. dynamic resilient modulus, wheel rutting etc.) on subgrade soils, base and asphalt materials; and manage accelerated pavement test pad construction, sample materials, data analysis and report writing.

Utilize experience in solving complex problems related to pavement and materials; using simple and sophisticated equipment; assessing the performance of pavement and materials designs in the field; testing pavement materials mixtures to characterize resistance to cracking, rutting, skid resistance, moisture damage, and bonding in the laboratory; characterizing soils subgrades, untreated and treated base, aggregates, binders, cement, asphalt concrete, polylevel, and concrete;  drafting project reports for the project supervisor’s review and approval to submit same to respective clients; and developing research proposals. 

Essential Duties:

  • Conduct research activities including field survey, data collection and analysis, laboratory testing and analysis and other related activities; Assess new and complex materials introduced in the field of pavement (i.e. Durable Green Colored Pavement Materials for Bike Lanes, Polylevel, and Ultra-thin Slurry Overlays). 20%

  • Actively seek and obtain externally-funded research projects working on basic and applied technology problems, and participate in preparing research proposals. 12%

  • Serve as Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, and/or contribute subject expertise as a significant lead in the proposal. 25%

  • Interact with sponsors and potential clients. 10%

  • Prepare project reports and other correspondence. 10%

  • Prepare and deliver presentations in conferences and other decided meetings. 5%

  • Run Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and interpret results; collect Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) data; perform back calculation and run pavement designs. 5%

  • Develop real time teaching materials and teach training school (including DOT personnel) on different aspects of pavement engineering. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned. 3%

Requirements :

Master’s degree in Pavement Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field plus 3 years’ experience in job offered or 3  years’ experience in related occupation solving complex problems related to pavement and materials; using simple and sophisticated equipment; assessing the performance of pavement and materials designs in the field; testing pavement materials mixtures to characterize resistance to cracking, rutting, skid resistance, moisture damage, and bonding in the laboratory; characterizing soils subgrades, untreated and treated base, aggregates, binders, cement, asphalt concrete, polylevel, and concrete; drafting project reports for the project supervisor’s review and approval to submit same to respective clients; and developing research proposals. Requires 20% travel. Requires ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to 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.

Job location: Bryan, TX.

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

TTI Assistant Research Scientist

Agency

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Department

Flexible Pavements

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Faculty

Job Description

Job Summary:

Utilize Finite Element and other advanced pavement and soils analysis programs to solve highway infrastructure problems; process, analyze, and interpret lab test data; perform different pavement materials tests (i.e. dynamic resilient modulus, wheel rutting etc.) on subgrade soils, base and asphalt materials; and manage accelerated pavement test pad construction, sample materials, data analysis and report writing.

Utilize experience in solving complex problems related to pavement and materials; using simple and sophisticated equipment; assessing the performance of pavement and materials designs in the field; testing pavement materials mixtures to characterize resistance to cracking, rutting, skid resistance, moisture damage, and bonding in the laboratory; characterizing soils subgrades, untreated and treated base, aggregates, binders, cement, asphalt concrete, polylevel, and concrete;  drafting project reports for the project supervisor’s review and approval to submit same to respective clients; and developing research proposals. 

Essential Duties:

  • Conduct research activities including field survey, data collection and analysis, laboratory testing and analysis and other related activities; Assess new and complex materials introduced in the field of pavement (i.e. Durable Green Colored Pavement Materials for Bike Lanes, Polylevel, and Ultra-thin Slurry Overlays). 20%

  • Actively seek and obtain externally-funded research projects working on basic and applied technology problems, and participate in preparing research proposals. 12%

  • Serve as Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, and/or contribute subject expertise as a significant lead in the proposal. 25%

  • Interact with sponsors and potential clients. 10%

  • Prepare project reports and other correspondence. 10%

  • Prepare and deliver presentations in conferences and other decided meetings. 5%

  • Run Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and interpret results; collect Falling Weight Deflectometer (FWD) data; perform back calculation and run pavement designs. 5%

  • Develop real time teaching materials and teach training school (including DOT personnel) on different aspects of pavement engineering. 10%

  • Other duties as assigned. 3%

Requirements :

Master’s degree in Pavement Engineering, Civil Engineering, or related field plus 3 years’ experience in job offered or 3  years’ experience in related occupation solving complex problems related to pavement and materials; using simple and sophisticated equipment; assessing the performance of pavement and materials designs in the field; testing pavement materials mixtures to characterize resistance to cracking, rutting, skid resistance, moisture damage, and bonding in the laboratory; characterizing soils subgrades, untreated and treated base, aggregates, binders, cement, asphalt concrete, polylevel, and concrete; drafting project reports for the project supervisor’s review and approval to submit same to respective clients; and developing research proposals. Requires 20% travel. Requires ability to multi task and work cooperatively with others.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to 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.

Job location: Bryan, TX.

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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