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)
- 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
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].
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.