Department Name: 8H060:Kentucky Transportation Center
The Research Scientist Senior/KTC assumes responsibility for helping plan research projects, leading complex data analyses efforts, and interpreting results. They serve as a primary author on all of the reports, grant proposals, and technical documentation issued by their section, and assist research staff in their efforts to produce academic publications. They take on a lead role in content management and supervise the work of junior staff. On state-sponsored projects, they will work directly with state officials to keep projects moving forward and on time. They assist with their section's financial planning and budgetary allocations. In addition to improving their knowledge and methodological skill sets, they take an active role on the committees of relevant professional organizations.
Analytical problem solving skills, GIS competency, ability to work independently and participate in teams. Initiative, scientific writing, planning, and budgeting. Communication competency, computer skills for presentation development, interpersonal skills.
Knowledge/expertise with Highway Safety Manual, MUTCD, Crash Database, MS Office Suite, ESRI (GIS). bast
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Masters Degree, Three Years Experience in Transportation Research.
Driver’s license preferred.
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