- TO APPLY VISIT https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/washington/jobs/1888646/senior-research-associate - Applications submitted through the TRB website will not be accepted.Senior Research Associate
This position is Open until Filled. The hiring manager reserves the right to make a hiring decision at any time. It will be in your best interest to apply as soon as possible.First review of applications will be January 22, 2018.Washington's Traffic Safety Commission (WTSC) leads statewide efforts and builds partnerships to save lives and prevent injuries on our roadways for the health, safety, and benefit of our communities.
The Research and Data Division collects and maintains data used in various facets of traffic safety and analysis. The Senior Research Associate supports the agency's research agenda by planning, conducting, and reporting/publishing original research relevant to traffic safety issues in Washington State and nationally. This is a new position and an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic and professional team!
Duties include, but not limited to:
- Develop a multi-year agency research agenda driven by needs identified by internal and external partners.
- Contribute to the planning, execution, and publication (both agency reports and peer-reviewed journals) of the WTSC traffic safety report series.
- Conduct process and outcome evaluations on WTSC grant-funded projects and programs. Conduct evaluations or effectiveness reviews of traffic safety countermeasures implemented in Washington State.
- Perform descriptive and inferential statistical analyses on traffic safety data including collision data from a variety of sources, surveys with and without case weights, data from various records management systems, hospital and other injury data, and national datasets such as census/ACS and CDC surveillance data systems.
- Coordinate research efforts with a broad spectrum of partners and constituents including federal, state, and local government officials, traffic safety professionals and advocates, non-profit organizations, and senior researchers in academic and corporate settings.
- Provide coordination and oversight of the contractor conducting the state's annual seat belt use and distracted driving observation surveys. Annually conduct weighting and analysis of the survey data following prescribed methods. Publish findings in agency reports.
- Participate in the design and management of other traffic safety surveillance systems as needed, either through direct contributions or in an advisory capacity, including continuous ongoing surveillance as well as specialized short-term surveillance.