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VTC Seeks Senior Research Specialist

Nov 2, 2020 | News

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey seeks qualified candidates to fill the Senior Research Specialist position.

The center’s research portfolio includes projects that address a broad range of planning and policy topics, including: regional planning, transit-oriented development, bicycle and pedestrian transportation, transit planning, emerging mobility options, human services transportation, and others. The senior research specialist will potentially lead projects as well as provide project management and research support on assigned projects.

Responsibilities include:

  • Serves as Principal Investigator (PI), Co-PI, project manager and/or task leader overseeing the execution of work plan tasks on externally-funded projects and programs;
  • Conducts qualitative and quantitative research, applied planning, training and technical assistance activities;
  • Writes proposals and contributes to business development activities in order to maintain and grow the level of external funding available to support the center’s research, planning, training and technical assistance activities;
  • Enhances the visibility of the center and the center’s programs/work products by participating on industry-related external committees, making presentations at conferences, writing and co-authoring reports and articles; and
  • Provides subject matter expertise and technical assistance to outside agencies, professionals, policy makers, and the general public.

The candidates filling this position will be initially assigned to support the NJ Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center project, as well as to support and provide leadership on the Middlesex County Bicycle and Pedestrian Master Plan Update project, the Middlesex County Vision Zero initiative, and North Jersey Transportation Authority (NJTPA) Complete Streets Outreach and Technical Assistance project and other projects as needed.

The ideal candidate will have current experience and expertise in the following areas: bicycle and pedestrian planning, urban design, transportation planning, community engagement, transportation equity, and complete streets. The successful candidate will have demonstrated project management experience and the ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Additionally, the candidate will have a passion for creating a safe walking and bicycling environment for people of all ages, abilities, and backgrounds.  Critical thinking and robust analytical skills are essential. Excellent communication skills, especially compelling writing skills are paramount. The ability to collaborate effectively internally and with external partners is also required.

For more information (including project descriptions), see the position announcement.

Interested candidates should apply via the internet through the Rutgers University Office of Human Resources at: https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/121713

Applications accepted until 12/02/2020.