Research Scientist Senior/KTC

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Job Title:

Research Scientist Senior/KTC

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Working Title:

Research Scientist

Department Name:

8H060:Kentucky Transportation Center

Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

3 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods; repetitive motion; job-related travel; and lifting, pushing, and/or pulling objects up to 50lbs.


Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm; and requires some day travel and/or overnight stays.

Job Summary:

The Research Scientist Senior/KTC assumes responsibility for helping plan research projects, leading complex data analyses efforts, and interpreting results. They serve as a primary author on all of the reports, grant proposals, and technical documentation issued by their section, and assist research staff in their efforts to produce academic publications. They take on a lead role in content management and supervise the work of junior staff. On state-sponsored projects, they will work directly with state officials to keep projects moving forward and on time. They assist with their section’s financial planning and budgetary allocations. In addition to improving their knowledge and methodological skill sets, they take an active role on the committees of relevant professional organizations.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

Serve as a primary author on all reports, proposals, and technical documentation.
Assemble reports into streamlined narratives.
Support senior staff in efforts to generate academic publications.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Excellent communication, organizational, professional and technical writing skills. Ability to resolve outstanding editorial, interpretive, or analytical issues. Familiarity with multiple research literature.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 2/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time