The Kinder Institute for Urban Research is a multi-disciplinary "think-and-do tank" housed on the Rice University campus in central Houston, focusing on urban issues in Houston, the American Sunbelt, and around the world.
Under the supervision of the program director, the Staff Researcher will be primarily responsible for conducting research and producing work products that are a part of the overall Development, Transportation, and Placemaking (DTP) work program.
The Staff Researcher will focus on a variety of issues associated with development, transportation and place-making in Houston, the greater metropolitan region, and in cities across the nation. Examples of this work may include housing studies focused both on the built environment and the individual residents, transportation surveys and network analyses, and work around green spaces and urban development. The day-to-day work of the Staff Researcher will consist of the collection, synthesis, and presentation of data and research. The Staff Researcher will work with relevant Kinder Institute staff both on the presentation of salient data and on the writing of connected reports.
The Staff Researcher will conduct assigned research assignments and produce final work products within the project's specified timeline. The Staff Researcher will assist the program director in shaping the program's overall research agenda and approach.
In the course of research, the Staff Researcher may be asked to join the program director for meetings with partner organizations and government representatives, and assist the program director and the Kinder Institute's senior editor with the dissemination of research.
This position is funded by a research grant; the appointment is expected to continue for a period no more than 12 months.
Position Status: Full-Time
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