This Junior Research Associate position will serve as a key team member for conducting transportation safety research at the Highway Safety Research Center (HSRC). This position will be responsible for carrying out research and contributing to an internationally-respected research program at HSRC. The Junior Research Associate will work as part of a team to conduct evaluations, analyses, and syntheses of research related to transportation safety. In addition to research, the Junior Research Associate will support programs focusing on active transportation and safety and deliver content to a range of audiences through technical assistance and guidance development. Among other tasks, work will involve convening partners to support pedestrian safety initiatives across multiple departments, agencies and organizations. This position will also interpret existing research for professionals and the public, developing safety-focused resources for these groups. Additional tasks will include: providing technical assistance to practitioners regarding safety planning and countermeasures; carrying out systematic literature reviews; and participating in the development of proposals for funded research.
Education and Experience:
Aptitude or strong interest in the field of transportation safety, with a particular focus on pedestrian safety; strong communication, presentation, and organizational skills; demonstrated ability to synthesize research and effectively communicate findings to professional and lay audiences orally and in writing; ability to manage multiple tasks and priorities effectively while working with other team members; and the ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team environment.
Experience working in transportation safety research; familiarity with transportation-related information resources and databases (e.g., TRID, RITA, other government data sources); experience with conducting literature reviews; experience conducting research related to pedestrian and bicyclist activity and safety; experience writing and submitting project proposals to a range of clients; and experience with research on transportation safety countermeasures, particularly those intended to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.
The successful candidate will be self-motivated and effective in working with team members from diverse professional backgrounds.
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.
Internal Number: 135233
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