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The Principal Investigator is seeking a motivated and detail-oriented graduate student to join a research team focused on analyzing micromobility safety data at the local, state, and national levels. The ideal candidate will have expertise in natural language processing, statistics, modeling, GIS, and advanced clustering analysis. The successful applicant will work on extracting insights from diverse data sources, including crash analysis, public health data, and trauma data, to inform policy and improve safety measures for micromobility users.


  • Conduct comprehensive analyses of micromobility safety data, including crash analysis, public health data, and trauma data
  • Utilize natural language processing to interpret and classify textual data
  • Apply statistical methods and modeling techniques to identify trends and patterns
  • Perform advanced clustering analysis to segment data and uncover hidden relationships
  • Collaborate with multidisciplinary teams to integrate findings into actionable recommendations

Required Qualifications*

  • Must be a student currently enrolled in a graduate program
  • Must be well-versed in natural language models, machine learning, and quantitative analysis

Desired Qualifications*

  • Strong work ethic
  • Able to meet deadlines 
  • Capacity to devote at least 6-8 hours per week on the project 
  • Strong writing skills
  • Knowledge of research methods and grant writing.

Work Schedule

This position begins immediately and continues through the Fall 2024 semester.

Additional Information

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The University of Michigan-Flint exhibits its commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion through enacting fair practices, policies, and procedures particularly in support of the equitable participation of the historically underserved. UM-Flint recognizes the value of diversity in our efforts to provide equitable access and opportunities to all regardless of individual identities in support of a climate where everyone feels a sense of belonging, community, and agency.

Diversity is a core value at University of Michigan-Flint. We are passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable working and learning environment for all students, staff, and faculty. The University of Michigan-Flint seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the diverse people of Michigan, to maintain the excellence of the University, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning for the purpose of becoming global citizens in a connected world.

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Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of three calendar days.  The review and selection process may begin as early as the fourth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

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The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.