RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ASSOCIATE RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ASSISTANT RESEARCH SCIENTIST
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Internal Number: 241853
Applications are being accepted through the MCareers website at https://careers.umich.edu/. Please submit the following items in one continuous document.
A cover letter describing why you are interested in the position, the contributions you have made to your publications, any experience developing proposals for research funding, and examples of how you have worked both independently and as a member of a team.
An academic CV detailing education, experience, publications by type, and presentations. In this document, provide separate lists for (a) peer-reviewed journal articles, (b) conference papers, and (c) other publications.
A 1-page research statement highlighting your research experience and your goals for future research, including the primary topics you would like to pursue. Address how these align with UMTRI's research activities.
UMTRI, the College of Engineering (CoE), and the University of Michigan (U-M) recognize and value contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI; diversity.umich.edu.) Please include a statement (up to 1 page) describing your past efforts to support DEI and how you would work to support DEI at UMTRI.
Names and contact information for three references. If you would prefer to submit them later in the process, please mention this in your cover letter.
Copies of 1-3 publications that best demonstrate the quality of your work.
Note: Review of applications will be conducted on a rolling basis.
We are inviting applicants to apply for a full-time, non-tenure research faculty position. We are accepting applications for all ranks including Assistant Research Scientist, Associate Research Scientist and Research Scientist. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate's qualifications. This position offers the opportunity to focus on research in the Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation (CMISST). We are looking for individuals who would like to join UMTRI long term and who will contribute to the excellence and diversity of our research efforts. Individuals being considered for senior level faculty positions must be able to demonstrate leadership skills. The intended start date for this research faculty position will be in the Fall of 2024 and would require the individual to live in or relocate to Southeastern Michigan.
We offer an interdisciplinary environment that includes engineers, psychologists, behavioral scientists, and statisticians working on projects funded by government and industry sponsors. CMISST focuses on data analysis to answer a wide variety of questions about transportation safety and mobility. CMISST faculty and staff include statisticians, epidemiologists, programmers and project managers who help bring in, analyze, and make data available to the public. CMISST has a strong track record of safety data analyses, especially using crash data, often in combination with other datasets (e.g., driving, travel, roadway, etc). Topics include assessment of safety benefits of vehicle technologies, methods for operational data capture and evaluation of safety performance, and estimation of crash risk factors and countermeasures. UMTRI is offering a substantial commitment for the first three years in the position. This includes 50% flexible salary support for three years and guaranteed 50% project-funded support in the first year. Project-funded support after the first year will be obtained in collaboration with UMTRI faculty.
The University of Michigan has established two research faculty tracks: Research Scientist and Research Professor. While this role is currently for the Research Scientist track, it is important to note that there are many possible trajectories for career promotion at UMTRI, including crossing from one track to the other.
Successful applicants must hold a Ph.D. in any field and either a Master's in a field associated with data analysis (e.g., Statistics, Biostatistics, Epidemiology, Data Science, etc.) or other practical experience with statistical methods.
Candidates should have a record of scholarly research and publications that demonstrates potential for success in the field.
*Some funding sources are subject to export control restrictions. Please note that these projects will require US Citizenship or permanent residency to work with export-controlled material.
Demonstrated potential to develop successful proposals for research funding, from both government and industry sponsors.
Research experience and interest in analysis of crash data.
Experience with and an interest in classical statistical methods. (Machine learning experience is a bonus.)
A record of both independent and collaborative research based on extramural funding.
Ability to lead journal article development as demonstrated by authorship in peer-reviewed journal articles.
This position is posted as Research Scientist, Associate Research Scientist, or Assistant Research Scientist. The rank of the selected candidate will depend upon the candidate's qualifications.
Located in southeast Michigan, Ann Arbor is a vibrant university town, technology and innovation hotspot, and culinary center with an active downtown scene. Frequently voted the best place to live in Michigan, Ann Arbor blends the charm of the U.S. midwest with multicultural influences from around the globe. Ann Arbor is approximately a 45 minute drive from Detroit, a 4 hour drive from Chicago, and is in close proximity to the North American Great Lakes, which are beautiful and popular spring, summer, and fall destinations for locals. http://umtri.umich.edu/candidate-resources.
The University of Michigan is responsive to the needs of dual-career families. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all members of our community. We are a non-discriminatory, affirmative-action employer.
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
A great university is made so by its faculty and staff, and Michigan is recognized as one of the best universities to work for in the country. The Michigan culture is known for engaging faculty and staff in all facets of the university to create a workplace that is vibrant and stimulating.For two consecutive years, the Chronicle of Higher Education has placed U-M in its "Great Colleges to Work For" survey. In particular, the university earns high marks for strong relations between faculty and administrators, a collaborative system of governance, strong pay and benefits, and a healthy work/life balance.