Research Scientist or Postdoctoral Fellow

Job description

Department Description:

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) is the educational research arm of Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Design. The Center draws on the intellectual resources of other Georgia universities, including Emory University, Georgia State University, University of Georgia, Mercer University, and Clark Atlanta University, and helps achieve a superior and sustainable quality of life through the generation of new knowledge in land development policy, city and regional planning, architecture and community design, transportation systems, and environmental resources management. To realize this vision, the Center is dedicated to the study, dissemination and implementation of ideas and technology that improve both the theory and practice of quality growth.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work with an established research team to conduct research in accordance with the Center's Strategic planning areas, including transportation and infrastructure, healthy places, land development and regional governance, air quality and natural environment, and community design and architecture.
  • The position requires the ability to write successful grant proposals, technical reports, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and provide management and project oversight.

Basic Qualifications:

Education:  Minimum requirement is the Master’s degree in urban planning, urban studies, public policy, economics, geography, civil engineering or a related discipline. One year of experience (minimum)

Skills: The successful candidate will have strong skills in one or more of the following areas: quantitative and qualitative research methods, GIS, transportation and infrastructure planning, spatial analysis, land use planning and development, environmental planning, regional planning, economic modeling, and land use and transportation modeling.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred Education:   Ph. D or Master’s Degree

Preferred Experience:  Previous experiences including demonstrated success in the generation of funding and in the implementation of successful research initiatives.

How to Apply:

The application should include:

  • A cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and experience
  • A curriculum vitae
  • Names and contact information for three references.

Applications should be sent to (email submission):

Angelika Braig, Research Administrative Mgr. Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

Georgia Institute of Technology

Email: [email protected]




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Posted: 10/6/2020
Application Due: 11/7/2020
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Salary: Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

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