Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Research Assistant

The Washington State Transportation Research Center (TRAC) is looking for a UW graduate student for a part-time temporary Research Assistant position. This individual will assist the TRAC Director in gathering, summarizing, and presenting information on a variety of transportation/land use topics. These topics include, at a minimum, travel demand management, VMT taxation, transit system operations and management, and the general interaction of transportation systems and land use.

This posting is for a part-time, temporary position: 15 hours week, starting as soon as possible and expected to last through the end of December, 2008.

Tasks to be performed include:

  • Identification of available literature.
  • Collection and review of research and background information.
  • Summarization of the findings from the literature.
  • Travel to public agency locations and interview public agency staff.
  • Write-up the findings from those interviews.
  • Writing of report drafts.
  • Iterations of deliverable drafts based on comments received.
  • Creation of summary presentation material.

  • Requirements:

  • Graduate student currently enrolled at the University of Washington.
  • Bachelor's degree or work experience in Urban Planning, Transportation, Public Affairs, or related field.
  • Strong understanding of transportation and land use planning.
  • Excellent research and communications skills.
  • Able to work independently.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office software.

  • To apply for this position, go here: UWHires.