The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting the research program in impaired driving at the Virginia Tech Transportation Institute (VTTI) with research activities and oversight responsibilities. The candidate will also work closely with other domain experts within VTTI to assist in coordinating all activities of projects. The candidate will independently plan, schedule, track, and facilitate multiple research and administrative tasks such as project management services during the conceptual, planning, and execution phases of projects. The candidate will contribute to research proposal development, budgets, timelines, interact with sponsors, and prepare reports and presentations. The ability to simultaneously manage many separate projects and tasks, as well as shift tasks as necessary to address unexpected issues while minimizing disruption to other tasks, is required. The candidate will also be responsible for traveling to off-site locations to manage data collection and trouble-shoot data collection systems, supervise and coordinate a team of experimental staff, train junior experimental staff, recruit, screen, and work with human subjects, prepare the Smart Road or other setting(s) for experiments, and perform other duties in support of conducting research projects. This position will hold the research faculty rank of Project Associate.
Qualified applicants must electronically submit online application, cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae and a list of 3 professional references to jobs.vt.edu. Apply to posting SR0170380 . Applicant screening will continue until the position is filled. Virginia Tech is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities
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-Masters degree in Engineering, Human Factors, Psychology, Business or related field that demonstrates an ability to plan and implement research activities efficiently and effectively. An exception for a lesser degree with significant related experience may be considered in lieu of the advanced degree. -Demonstrated significant project management experience in conducting complex research projects in an academic or industrial environment -Good writing skills, particularly with respect to report writing and editing -Creative, independent, and highly motivated, with good communication skills -Strong work habits and the ability to work independently as well as within a team -Strong organizational skills to: 1) facilitate and coordinate completion of multiple tasks and administrative duties, and 2) coordinate personnel, including technicians, researchers, undergraduate, and graduate-level students -Demonstrated evidence of effective documentation habits -Handle sensitive data such as biological specimens for drug testing
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with Experience
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