Careers – Research Assistant, Transportation Systems Analysis (TSA) Group

Under general supervision, this position is responsible for participating as a research assistant on a variety of research activities focusing on the automotive industry and the public sector. This is a part-time position (up-to 20 hours per week) during the school year with the potential for full-time employment in the summer (up-to 40 hours per week).  Hourly rate: $13.00 – $15.50, depending on experience.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Conduct research project tasks as directed
  • Collect, organize, and maintain data related to assigned projects
  • Prepare tabular and graphical representations of research results
  • Conduct library and electronic searches and prepare abstracts of key sources
  • Assist with both written reports and formal presentations (e.g., via PowerPoint)

General qualifications:

  • Working towards a Bachelor’s degree in engineering, computer science, urban or transportation planning, business, economics, or related field (will also consider graduate students who already possess a Bachelor’s degree)
  • Must have thorough knowledge of and experience with MS Office Software, especially Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
  • Experience with data entry and analysis
  • Familiarity with government and industry data resources and Internet search engines
  • Strong writing, especially technical writing, skills

Topical areas:

Assigned project work is expected to focus on one or more of the following topics:

  • Connected and automated vehicle technology and related functionality (e.g., AI, cybersecurity, sensors, and telecommunications)
  • Innovative mobility solutions (e.g., ridehailing, mobility-as-a-service)
  • International transportation policy analysis
  • Corporate and government planning strategies

To apply, email cover letter, resume and writing sample to Angie Ely at [email protected].

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, height, weight, marital status, protected disability, or other characteristic protected by law.

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