Would you like to save lives and prevent injuries on our nation’s roads? Are you excited to have your work translated into practice by state and local agencies? The UNC Highway Safety Research Center is looking for a senior-level civil engineer to add to our multidisciplinary team of safety researchers. HSRC is an internationally recognized center with a 50 year track-record of creating knowledge and tools for saving lives on the road. You would be part of a vibrant team bringing expertise in engineering, planning, psychology, public health, epidemiology, and other fields to address road safety. As a senior engineering researcher, you would develop and share guidance on road design, traffic control, and other aspects of the built environment. In particular, you would:
Lead cutting-edge research: -Design/conduct transportation safety research addressing design standards, traffic control, data quality, mobility, access, and evaluation. This involves designing studies, managing data collection, analyzing data, and publishing findings. -Manage project resources, supervise activities, and maintain client/sponsor relations. -Publish in peer-reviewed journals and present findings at conferences. Train various audiences: -Disseminate research or info through trainings, workshops, or other formats to technical and non-technical audiences. -Lead or support development/delivery of curriculum related to safety, roadway planning/design, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, etc. Impact the transportation research community: -Contribute to local and national safety research and policy agendas as a leader in professional organizations, advisory groups, and steering committees. -Foster collaborations with other researchers and faculty at UNC and partner institutions. -Mentor and support the development of junior researchers at the Center.
Education and Experience:
Candidates for this position must have:
-Eight or more years of experience in the transportation field (e.g., government agency, consulting firm, etc.), preferably in the area of road safety
-Experience obtaining funding and managing projects (research focused projects preferred but not required)
-Strong track record of work with federal, state, and/or local agencies
-A master’s degree in civil engineering preferred.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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