TTI Assistant Research Scientist

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

Job Title

TTI Assistant Research Scientist


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Emissions & Energy Modeling

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. (TTIs vision – goes on all positions)

Our Mission - TTI delivers practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to improve the movement of people, data and goods through research, education and technology transfer. (HR vision – can add dept. vision if they have one if not only use TTI vision)

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:

  • TTI is a Texas based agency. This position has the flexibility of a hybrid remote option with two days in a TTI Texas based office. This can be discussed further during the interview process.

  • The salary range for position is $75,000K - $100,000K. Final salary will be determined based on the applicant's qualifications and experience.

Job Summary:

The successful applicant will conduct research in the areas of transportation (on-road, non-road, airport, rail, etc.) activity, emissions, and energy modeling for the Emissions and Energy Modeling Program, and support health and transportation work under the Center for Advancing Research in Transportation Emissions, Energy and Health (CARTEEH).  The successful applicant will perform research on externally funded projects, and actively seek and obtain externally funded research projects by participating in research proposal development. The successful applicant is expected to work within collaborative teams on projects led by other Principal Investigators (PI) and gradually progress into a PI role on externally funded research projects. Continued employment in this position is contingent upon the availability of funding and satisfactory performance.

Job Duties:

  • Actively seek and obtain externally funded research projects by participating in research proposals serving as PI, or Co-PI (5%)

  • Prepares technical documents including formal project reports and scientific papers (45%).

  • Design and execute applied research projects throughout the research cycle including proposal writing, literature reviews, data collection, data analysis, and reporting (40%).

  • Provide oversight and direction to student employees and junior staff (5%)

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

  • Other duties as assigned (1%)

Required Education & Experience

  • Master's Degree

  • 3 years of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Civil, Environmental, or Transportation Engineering

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities :

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English

  • Transportation and emissions modeling and analysis

  • Emissions modeling and analysis – knowledge of MOVES and emission inventory development process.

  • Data analytics and statistical analysis

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

  • Ability to work independently, but collaboratively on multiple projects

  • Work strategically with oversight from a Program Manager or senior staff

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities :

  • Data analytics and visualization

  • Emission inventory development for different mobile sources: on-road, non-road, locomotive, airports, etc.

  • Programming skills – proficiency in at least one of the following programming languages: R, Python, VB

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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