The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) invites applications from outstanding candidates for Fixed-Term Research Associate (Postdoctoral researcher) positions in the broad area of transportation engineering. The initial appointment will be for 12 months. Renewal for up to two additional years is possible, subject to funding and satisfactory performance evaluations.
The position(s) will be under the direction of Dr. Peter Savolainen and the Research Associate will work as part of a multidisciplinary research team with primary emphases in the areas of traffic safety, operations, and the application of statistical and econometric methods to transportation data. The successful applicant(s) will serve in a project manager role, helping to coordinate day-to-day activities on a variety of research projects funded by a diverse range of public and private agencies. This person will also have the opportunity to be involved in a leading role in a range of quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis activities. They will also have opportunities to mentor both graduate and undergraduate students. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Application review will begin on December 23, 2019 and the search will continue until the position is filled.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer and is committed to achieving excellence through cultural diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans and persons with disabilities. Job applicants are considered for employment opportunities and employees are treated without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. The University actively encourages applications of women, persons of color, veterans, and persons with disabilities.
Doctorate -Civil & Environmental Engineering or rel
Doctorate in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related field by the start date.
Excellent qualitative and quantitative data collection and analysis skills.
Record of scholarly productivity.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment.
Experience with advanced statistical and econometric methods of data analysis, particularly in the domain of traffic safety and operations.
Experience in the review and analysis of police-reported crash data and surrogate safety measures.
Experience with traffic operations data, including probe vehicle data and microwave vehicle detection system (MVDS) data.
Experience with connected and autonomous vehicle (CAV) data.
Required Application Materials
Applicants must provide a Research Statement, Teaching Statement, Curriculum Vita, and names and contact information for three references. Applicants must apply through the MSU online system, http://careers.msu.edu/ and refer to posting number 625914.
For full consideration, applications should be received by 12/23/2019. The position will remain open until filled.
Queries may be directed to the chair of the search committee: Dr. Peter Savolainen ([email protected]).
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