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Employment Opportunities

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Current Openings

Heavy Vehicle Simulator Technician

This position is responsible for monitoring the Heavy Vehicle Simulator (HVS) while in operation. Work requires candidate to be outside, frequently after dark, for extended periods of time, in differing weather conditions to perform a visual inspection of the HVS and record temperature readings. Notify supervisor of any issues with the HVS operation and shut down the HVS when instructed.


Postdoctoral Associate: Accelerated Pavement Testing

As a fully competent Postdoctoral Associate in all conventional aspects of the subject matter of the functional area of the assignments, plans and conducts work requiring judgment with in the independent evaluation, selection, and substantial adaptation and modification of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria.


Senior Research Associate

As a Senior Research Associate, this opening is pursuing applicants that demonstrate significant experience and skills in driving related analysis, proficiency in programming and familiarity with basic statistics. This position is expected to focus predominantly on driver support systems including autonomous vehicle systems.


Software Engineer

VTTI seeks a Software Engineer to join an established and talented team who is making an impact in autonomous vehicle research. As a member of the team you’ll enable research into all levels of vehicle systems and deploy autonomous vehicles for research purposes. This engineer will develop software for autonomous vehicle control and perception, advanced data acquisition, human/machine interaction, and much more.


Research Associate

The successful candidate will manage automotive and transportation research projects; working closely with several key domain experts in coordinating activities within the Division for Data & Analytics. Candidate will independently plan, schedule, conduct, track and facilitate multiple research and administrative tasks.


Project Engineer

VTTI seeks qualified, ambitious Senior Research associates and Research Associates interested in answering complex questions surrounding automated vehicle systems.


Research Specialist

DHVY is seeking hard working, innovative, flexible and qualified individuals with an interest to learn and deliver transportation research. Research projects range from small test-track experiments using a single next-generation heavy vehicle to large naturalistic studies involving hundreds of vehicles on live roadways.


Safety Manager

The Safety Manager position is responsible for facilitating a safety culture at VTTI and developing and implementing a comprehensive safety program that covers garage, office, and test track environments, including large pavement machine and ground vehicle operations.


Transportation Technology Researcher

Research Associates will be expected to provide input into the design and initiation of research. They are expected to make contributions toward the preparation of budgets but will have limited responsibility and/or authority in the project management process. Work will be supportive in nature and contribute to the overall program/project success. They may supervise junior level team members and student employees as assigned.


Heavy Vehicle Transportation Researcher

The Division of Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety (DHVY), a research-focused group within VTTI, seeks qualified and ambitious engineering/human factors/traffic safety professionals with a strong background and proven research record in human factors/engineering/psychology/safety/education/public health/vehicle technology.


Research Associate

As a Research Associate, this opening is pursuing applicants that demonstrate experience and skills in transportation human factors, programming and basic statistics including experimental design. This position is expected to focus predominantly on driver support systems including autonomous vehicle systems.


Transportation Researcher

The Division of Vehicle, Driver, and Safety Systems, a research-focused group within VTTI, seeks qualified and ambitious engineering/human factors/traffic safety professionals with a strong background and proven research record in human factors/engineering/psychology/safety/education/public health/vehicle technology.

Research Financial Manager

This position will have a broad responsibility for performing analysis, reporting, and interpretation related to VTTI’s funding. Insuring compliance with both university and award agency policies.

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