How to Apply
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The Center for the Management of Information for Safe and Sustainable Transportation (CMISST) group at the University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute is seeking a part-time (20 hrs/week) research analyst to join a multidisciplinary team focused on gathering, linking, disseminating, and analyzing transportation datasets. (NOTE: the salary range of $54,000-$58,000 would be the full-time rates for this position.)
Remote, telecommuting options may be considered for this position.
Who We Are
The CMISST group within UMTRI conducts research for a wide variety of industry, charitable foundations, and state and federal government sponsors. We have a substantial track record of obtaining funding beyond the posted appointment term and a strong commitment to the professional development and long-term retention of individuals who work in our group. CMISST staff and faculty work as team members on a variety of projects that change over time. The ideal candidate will enjoy doing more than one thing at a time, learning new skills, and working in a team setting.
- Build large transportation datasets using established techniques.
- Independently analyze and interpret transportation crash data on sponsored research projects.
- Provide guidance on appropriate data for researchers to use in consulting solutions.
- Document data results and draw conclusions for reports, journal articles, presentations, and other visual media.
- Perform literature reviews; consult with faculty to define research questions and analytical design.
- Create standardized and recoded variables to facilitate analyses using multiple datasets.
- Implement methods to ensure data quality.
- Participate as a team member in discussions on crash data analysis and improvement of data collection, quality of data analyses, programming and documentation.
- Candidates will be expected to make independent decisions on matters of significance within the scope of responsibilities and to apply a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and techniques as they pertain to transportation data analysis
- A Bachelor’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, math, or other related field
- 2-4 years relevant experience data management, data analysis, or other data-related work
- Experience in data analysis with SAS, R, Python, Matlab or other statistical software
- Strong attention to detail
- Master’s degree in biostatistics, statistics, math, or other related field.
- Experience analyzing and interpreting transportation crash data.
- Demonstrated ability to effectively document and communicate statistical methods.
- Experience with data visualization
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