Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Graduate Research Assistant - Summer 08

The Evans School is currently seeking a Graduate Research Assistant for Summer Quarter. The graduate research assistant will work on a project to analyze the impact on low-income populations of placing tolls on Washington roads. The project will:

  1. Conduct a comprehensive review of existing research on the travel behavior of and impact of tolling on low-income populations
  2. Assess the usefulness of currently available Washington and Puget Sound data for estimating the impact of tolling on these populations
  3. Develop a preliminary estimate of the impact of tolling in the Puget Sound area
  4. Summarize strategies for future research that can yield detailed estimates of the impact of tolling on low-income populations in Washington and the Puget Sound region
  5. Write draft and final reports.

The research assistant will assist with all 5 tasks by assembling research materials for review, assessing available data, helping produce a preliminary estimate of the impact of tolling on low-income and minority populations in Washington, with a focus on populations living in the Puget Sound area, drafting short sections of the report and reviewing it.

Work time will be 20 hours/week from 7-1-08 to 9-15-08. Additional work hours may be possible during fall term.

Salary and benefits are competitive. Salary is commensurate with academic standing, qualifications, and experience.

How to Apply:
Please submit the following to Robert Plotnick (contact information is below):

A brief cover letter that describes concisely why you are interested in this position
Your resume/CV
Contact information (including email) for 2 references
An unofficial copy of your UW transcript
A short writing sample (memo, etc.) of no more than 4 double-spaced typed pages

Application inquiries may be made with:
Robert Plotnick, Evans School of Public Affairs, Box 353055, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98195-3055, 206-685-2055, plotnick@u.washington.edu

  • Two courses in statistical analysis
  • Ability to work independently with careful attention to detail
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and writing skills
  • Knowledge of transportation policy issues and interest in understanding how they affect personal behavior and economic well-being
  • Familiarity with MS Word and Excel.

Condition of Employment:
Must be a graduate student at the University of Washington.

Apply by 05/20/2008