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SENIOR RESEARCH SCIENTIST/ENGINEER (50% FTE)
University of Washington in Seattle, Washington
 
 
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Date Posted 03/02/2022
Category
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world.

UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. 

The Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering is an academic department within the College of Engineering with over $30M in annual expenditures. The department maintains an internationally recognized research program with six research areas, numerous academic programs, and multiple research and testing laboratories spread across five different buildings. Civil and Environmental Engineering continues to be recognized as one of the world's premier programs in our field, with both undergraduate and graduate programs of the department ranking in the top 20 in polls such as US News & World Report, National Research Council, and Gorman Report. The department serves over 800 students annually, and grants bachelors, masters, and PhD degrees. As of January 2022, the department has 46 faculty, 16 postdoctoral scholars, and 48 staff. The department averages approximately $17M in research expenditures per year, and submits over 125 proposals per year, all of which are management by the grants managers.

Diversity is a core value of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. We believe the power of diversity enriches all of us by exposing us to a range of ways to understand and engage with the world, identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Senior Research Scientist/Engineer 50% FTE.

RESPONSIBILITIES

This position will support several research projects regarding electric vehicle infrastructure design, travel behavior analysis, and energy impacts of emerging transportation technologies.

• Evaluate the impacts of introducing remotely operable shared electric scooters on cities, fleet operators, travelers, and residents
• Evaluate the effects on transportation safety from introducing protected bike lanes
• Forecast demand for electric vehicle charging along highway corridors. Ongoing research projects will be determined by the research priorities of the Sustainable Transportation Lab and its sponsors
• Identify new funding opportunities through searching of publicly posted funding opportunities and networking with potential public and private sector funders. They will initiate a leadership role in proposal planning and writing: understand the needs, motivations, and interests of prospective funders; review and synthesize research literature; build collaborations with industry and government partners; and lead teams in writing proposal documents
• The Senior Research Scientist will manage multiple research projects: develop schedules; monitor progress and act as a technical resource of research assistants; edit reports to sponsors and lead meetings with sponsors and soliciting new work

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

• Master's Degree in Engineering, Economics, or Public Policy
• Seven years of job-related experience
• Knowledge of technical and policy issues related to electric vehicle charging infrastructure, autonomous vehicles, shared mobility services, and active transportation
• Experience with mentoring and managing teams
• Record of writing successful funding proposals
• Exceptional written and verbal communication skills for a variety of audiences including academia, industry, and government.
• Knowledge of legislative, regulatory, and budget processes in Washington State government

Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

• Established record of working with industry, state, and local government stakeholders in the Pacific Northwest region
• Experience with academic writing and publishing, and with making academic research results understandable and compelling to policymakers, the media, and the public

Application Process:

The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process.  These assessments may include Work Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others.  Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select “Apply to this position”. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your “My Jobs” page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.


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