RESEARCH PROJECT ASSISTANT
Rutgers University - New Brunswick, NJ

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Reports to the Research Specialist of the Transportation Safety Resource Center (TSRC) a program of the Center for Advanced Infrastructure and Transportation (CAIT), performs traffic and safety engineering and planning work, supports the Road Safety Audit program, and conducts safety data analysis. Develops methodology to identify data sets and conducts statistical analysis to identify trends and correlations, network screening analysis to determine focus areas and locations, and advanced statistical analysis to justify recommendations/ prioritization. Prepares, organizes, facilitates, and documents Road Safety Audits and other similar initiatives conducted by TSRC. Works collaboratively with local roadway owners to identify and organize logistics and safety concerns. Prepares a comprehensive report documenting the RSA team’s findings and recommendations. Develops methodologies and analyze data, including crash data, to help augment safety by improving data-driven decision making at all levels. Conducts traffic and safety engineering analysis, including planning, design and production of designs and drawings, participates in engineering investigations, completing well-defined tasks including collection and analysis of data. Identifies best safety practices including new technologies and design techniques. Provides education and support to partner agencies regarding the technical content of the Highway Safety Manual, the Manual for Uniform Traffic Control Devices and other best practices.

Job Requirements
Requires a bachelor’s degree in a Civil Engineering from an ABET accredited university, or a bachelor’s degree in a field related to transportation prior to start date, or an equivalent combination of education and/ or relevant research experience knowledge of general principles and practices within a discipline and ability to use that knowledge for practical application. Masters in ABET accredited Engineering or Transportation Planning program preferred. Must possess sound engineering judgment, quantitative analytical capabilities, and the ability to effectively communicate highly-technical material. Requires a strong organizational skills, ability to problem solve, work independently and proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel). Experience in assessment and mitigation of traffic and pedestrian safety issues, familiarity with the Uniform Traffic Control Devices and Highway Safety manuals preferred. Engineer in training certification preferred.

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