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Research Transportation Engineer/Senior Research Transportation Engineer

Highway Loss Data Institute, Insurance Institute for Highway Safety

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) seeks an engineer to lead research projects that involve collecting and analyzing field data to evaluate roadway safety out of its Arlington, VA, office. Previous IIHS studies include examinations of how vehicle speeds change after speed limits are raised, how crashes and violations change after the installation of speed and red light cameras, how roundabouts affect crashes and injuries, and how pavement markings affect conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles. IIHS research is respected worldwide and is used to influence policy, practice, and roadway design. The position will work within a research team of other engineers, psychologists, and statisticians.

Primary duties include the following:

  • Design and conduct research addressing roadway safety
  • Manage data collection and other research performed by outside contractors
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Evaluate research literature
  • Publish research reports in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Present research findings to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Represent IIHS at meetings of roadway safety professionals as an expert in the field

Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in transportation engineering or civil engineering
  • Strong research design and analysis skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conceive, design, and carry out research projects with minimal supervision
  • Interest in solving real-world problems in collaboration with professionals from other disciplines
  • For the senior position, 5-10 years of post-graduate experience in highway safety research; for the non-senior position, recent graduates are welcome to apply

Application Procedure

To apply, email your resume and cover letter to research@iihs.org.


Research Manager

Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

The State and Local Policy Program (SLPP) at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs is seeking a research manager who will promote, coordinate, and support research conducted by SLPP, which currently focuses on transportation policy in four key areas: economic competitiveness, technology, transportation finance, and transportation safety.

The research manager will provide technical and outreach support for SLPP research as well as coordinate with research partners and clients to maximize the impact of SLPP’s work. The position will utilize scientific expertise to coordinate and assist SLPP and faculty investigators on research strategies, develop project management and communication tools, and coordinate investigators in developing proposals, scoping research projects, tracking progress, sponsor reporting, and ensuring sponsor requirements are met and federal regulations are followed.

Qualifications

Required

  • B.S./B.A. degree in economics, political science, urban studies or related field
  • At least six years of experience in public-policy-related fields, specifically transportation, finance, and/or communications

Preferred

  • Master's degree in public affairs, urban and regional planning, or public policy and/or law degree
  • At least four years of experience in managing public policy research grants or programs, ideally in transportation, finance, and/or law. Management includes proposal development as well as reporting, presentation, and/or publication of results.

Application Procedure

Apply on the University of Minnesota website.