The Virginia Transportation Research Council (VTRC), the research division of the Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT), is seeking to fill up to 2 full time Research Scientist positions at its Charlottesville, VA office on the Safety, Operations, and Traffic Engineering team. Candidates must have experience in conducting research in the areas of highway safety, traffic engineering, traffic operations, intelligent transportation systems, and/or connected/automated vehicle operations. The successful candidates in this position will conceive, plan, direct, and conduct research projects within their specialty area. These positions will have the opportunity to serve as a principal investigator (PI) or co-PI on projects.
These positions will require the development of research that provides a solution to a problem or an improvement to technologies, processes, procedures, practices, or specifications. Successful candidates will collaborate with support staff or others to collect, validate, analyze, and interpret data to solve problems of interest to VDOT. These positions will also disseminate research findings through written reports, published papers, and presentations to national, state, and VDOT audiences. Successful candidates must be willing to provide peer reviews of colleagues’ final research reports and assist VDOT Divisions with the implementation of research findings. Successful candidates may also be required to manage and monitor contract research being conducted by universities. These positions will also be expected to provide technical assistance, consultative advice, and technology transfer to a broad spectrum of VDOT personnel, FHWA, and other state and local government officials, and external customers. These positions will require candidates to participate in relevant professional organizations and research committees, such as the Transportation Research Board. This position will also require candidates to present and lead workshops on specialty areas and current research topics, as needed.
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