Research Assistant

North Carolina State University

United States

December 25, 2021

Description

Posting Details Posting Number PG191353EP

Internal Recruitment No Working Title Research Assistant Anticipated Hiring Range $53,000 - $60,000 Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8am - 5pm with additional time as needed to complete projects and meet established deadlines. Job Location Raleigh, NC Department Institute for Transportation Research and Education About the Department

The Institute for Transportation Research and Education (ITRE) is an institutional research center administered by North Carolina State University. Located within the University's visionary Centennial Campus, ITRE conducts surface, water, and air transportation research, while providing professional training and educational opportunities. The Institute serves all 16 statewide campuses in the University of North Carolina (UNC) system and partners with transportation professionals around the globe.

The University of North Carolina, Office of the President, designated ITRE in a Memorandum of Understanding to work in partnership with the Technical University of Lisbon in the area of Transportation and Environment. ITRE became a member of the North Carolina Transportation Consortium in 2002, and was the lead institute for the Southeastern Transportation Center (a USDOT University Transportation Center) from 1989-1995.

Essential Job Duties

The Research Assistant currently acts as the Validation Lead for the North Carolina Non-Motorized Volume Data Program (NC NMVDP) which involves collecting validation video data collection and coordinating its reduction for bicycle and pedestrian counters in over a dozen communities in the state. This position also assists with running trials with the Highway System's Group in- vehicle simulator and with engineering tasks related to maintenance and calibration of the device.

The Research Assistant will contribute to the Highway Systems Group within ITRE, and will be responsible for conducting field installations of sensing instrumentation, field data collection, and assisting with data collection from video.

The Research Assistant will work closely with other field technicians and the equipment manager to maintain equipment and update equipment and supplies inventories to ensure instruments operate correctly or are replaced when needed. This Research Assistant will primarily work with video collection devices and bicycle and pedestrian count equipment (inductive loops, infrared sensors, and pneumatic tubes) but may have the opportunity to work with a variety of other sensors and instruments, including but not limited to thermal cameras, in-ground (electromagnetic loops) and above-ground (microwave, side-fire radar) sensors, LiDAR and radar speed detection, and GPS-enabled travel recorders.

The Research Assistant must be willing to travel for data collection and/or field installation or maintenance activities on an as-needed basis. Travel is expected approximately 10- 20% of the time in a given year and may be day-long trips or multi-day overnight trips. Travel opportunities will primarily be within the state of North Carolina but may include some out-of-state work and can be as long as five or more days in a row, but are typically less.

Other Responsibilities

Other work, duties, and/or responsibilities as assigned or required, pending project work.

Minimum Education and Experience

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or relevant Bachelor's degree plus 3 or more years of independent research experience, or substantive relevant independent experience and education.

Other Required Qualifications

  • Experience with basic Microsoft applications; ability to learn and retain new software applications.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work with a wide array of people, from upper management trying to set up data collection or installations to students who need training or oversight on how to work with equipment to local agencies in whose jurisdictions equipment will be installed.
  • Ability to be “hands-on” with equipment and installations.
  • Preferred Qualifications

    N/A

    Required License(s) or Certification(s)

    A current North Carolina driver's license, or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of start date is required.

    Valid NC Driver's License required Yes Commercial Driver's License required No

    Job Open Date 11/24/2021

    Anticipated Close Date Open until filled Special Instructions to Applicants

    In addition to your application please submit a resume, cover letter, and the contact information for at least three (3) professional references.

    Position Number 00107345

    Position Type EHRA Non-Faculty Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week) 1.0 Appointment 12 Month Recurring Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather Non Mandatory - Adverse Weather Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events Non Mandatory - Emergency Event Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No Department ID 062001 - Institute For Trans Research & AA/EEO

    NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

    If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

    Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

    NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

    Supplemental Questions

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    Application Materials Required

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  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Contact Information for References
  • Optional Documents

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