Research Scientist

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
Wednesday, 28 October 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 28 December 2020
Ref
18984
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

RESEARCH SCIENTISTCivil and Environmental Engineering-ITS Lab, to work in the areas of behavioral modeling, agent- and activity-based simulation (for passenger and freight transport), and real-time traffic prediction and optimization. Will work directly with Professor Moshe Ben-Akiva and contribute to a broad range of ongoing research projects at the ITS Lab, including prediction-based optimization of pricing for managed lane operations; tradable mobility permits; and the design and assessment of innovative mobility solutions such as automated mobility-on-demand, urban air mobility, and mobility-as-a-service. Responsibilities will include conducting independent research that contributes to ongoing projects at the ITS lab; managing the progress of projects, supervising Ph.D. students, and meeting regularly with the PI and external sponsors; disseminating findings in journals/conferences and presenting research at domestic and international conferences; collaborating on the development and submission of proposals/research grant applications; and teaching and preparing graduate/undergraduate course material. 

Job Requirements

REQUIREDa Ph.D. in transportation modeling, econometrics, simulation, or allied field; ability to conduct independent research; fluency in English; excellent interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills; and ability to work independently and within a dynamic research team; experience with project management and supervision of postdocs/graduate students; and knowledge of programming in scientific languages (e.g., R, Python, MATLAB, Julia).  

PREFERRED:  knowledge of Linux and C++.  Job #18984

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