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Administration

Human Resource Manager

Reporting to the Chief of Staff, the HR Manager is specifically responsible for managing all staff-related activities in accordance with university policies and procedures.

Technical Editor

The Technical Editor is responsible for the editing, formatting, and production of technical reports and other technical documents such as journal articles, proposals, website content, and press releases.


Center for Sustainabile & Resilient Transportation Infrastructure

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.


Division of Data & Analytics

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.

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.


Division of Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety

Group Lead: Heavy Vehicle Research

The Division of Freight, Transit, and Heavy Vehicle Safety (DHVY) at VTTI seeks a qualified and ambitious senior engineering, human factors, or traffic safety professional with a strong background in safety, engineering, psychology, and/or vehicle technology.

Machine Intelligence & Human Factors Engineer

DHVY, a research-focused group within VTTI, seeks a qualified engineer/ scientist with a strong background and proven research record in big data analysis, computer vision, and machine learning with an interest in transportation research.


Division of Technology Development & Deployment

Computer Engineer

This engineer will develop software for autonomous vehicle control and perception, advanced data acquisition, human/machine interaction, and much more.

Database Developer

VTTI is seeking a database developer to be responsible for the administration, automation, and operation of databases and structured data in a dynamic research environment.

Electronics Technician

Duties include the installation, calibration, testing, and troubleshooting of circuits, components, and instrumentation for data acquisition 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.


Division of Technology Implementation

Project Engineer

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

Software Developer

The candidate should be an experienced engineer capable of working independently and with multidisciplinary teams to improve transportation safety through cutting-edge research and development of emerging technologies in smart cities, connected vehicles, automated vehicles, and transportation safety applications.


Division of Vehicle, Driver, & System Safety

Division Director of Vehicle Safety

This position provides vision, leadership, coordination and specialized expertise for the research, development, and evaluation of next-generation vehicle systems, in addition to coordination and direction of public policy initiatives and research.

Research Program Specialist Assistant

The Division of Vehicle, Driver & System Safety is seeking hard working, innovative, flexible, and qualified individuals with an interest to assist in managing a federal University Transportation Center (UTC) grant and to learn, deliver, and recruit for transportation research at VTTI.

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.


Joint Positions

Transportation Cybersecurity Researcher

This position will collaborate with an integrated team of transportation safety engineers, automated vehicle experts, and infrastructure developers to establish and grow a research program focused on the safety and security of embedded and cyber-physical systems in the transportation ecosystem.

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