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Research Scientist Associate/KTC

Employer
University of Kentucky
Location
Lexington, KY
Closing date
Aug 9, 2022

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Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
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Posting Details

Posting Details
Job Title Research Scientist Associate/KTC

Requisition Number RE34773

Working Title

Department Name 8H060:Kentucky Transportation Center

Work Location Lexington, KY

Grade Level 45

Salary Range $46,342-76,461/year

Type of Position Staff

Position Time Status Full-Time

Required Education
MS

Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies

Required Related Experience
No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification
None

Physical Requirements
The physical requirements of the position would be some lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 10 lbs., sitting for long periods of time.

Shift
Monday - Friday; 8:00 am - 5:00 pm.

Job Summary
The Kentucky Transportation Center ( KTC ) seeks applicants for an Associate Research Scientist position. Prospective applicants should be interested in multidisciplinary transportation research and working on a broad range of topics. The Center performs research in several areas for local, state, and federal transportation agencies. Research foci include highway design; project management; pavement design and maintenance; infrastructure assessment and roadway forensic analysis; construction management; highway and infrastructure safety; structural engineering and preservation; intelligent transportation systems; economic, financial, and policy dimensions of transportation; traffic operations; and environmental analysis.

While prospective applicants do not need to have research experience in these areas, they should have a broad understanding of transportation systems, be open to learning about new subjects, and be excited at the prospect of creating new knowledge that will influence how agencies manage critical infrastructure.

KTC is a vibrant, dynamic, and collegial environment where salary and benefits packages are competitive with the private sector. Our key benefits include (1) a wide selection of affordable health care plans ( HMO , PPO , RHP , EPO ), vision insurance options, and dental insurance plans to fit your needs; (2) generous retirement savings plans managed through Fidelity or TIAA - the University of Kentucky provides a 200% match on monthly employee contributions; (3) 15 days of vacation per year, 12 days of sick leave, and 14 days of paid holidays; (4) flexible work arrangements - many KTC staff have the option of working 2-3 days remotely each week, with schedules developed in consultation with supervisors; (5) many opportunities for professional development - the Center invests in staff by funding attendance at local, regional, and national conferences, trainings, and other short courses; and (6) the University of Kentucky's Employee Education Program ( EEP ), which provides tuition waivers for up to 18 credit hours per academic year.

At KTC there is no shortage of interesting, exciting, and challenging work. We remain committed to building a diverse and respectful workplace that recognizes employees perform their best when they maintain a healthy work-life balance. Come join us in building the transportation systems of the future!

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID -19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID -19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Strong analytical skills, Commitment to teamwork, Ability to work independently,

Attention to detail. Working office of Microsoft office and other programs used for report formatting, Strong writing skills, Excellent organizational skills, Ability to work under time constraints.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No

Preferred Education/Experience
Preferred experience in literature review, conducting background research for project development, submitting data requests to stakeholders, documenting governmental processes and policies related to project objectives and conducting basic analytical work.

Deadline to Apply 09/06/2022

University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
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