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Spring 2019 Research Assistant (Part-Time)

EDR Group has an opening for a part-time research assistant with interest in transportation and economic analysis in our downtown Boston headquarters.

EDR Group is a global leader in economic analysis and planning for transportation and broader infrastructure topics. We are seeking a part-time research assistant with interest in transportation and economic analysis at our downtown Boston headquarters.

A successful candidate will have training or experience in transportation, plus economic or sociodemographic analysis. Candidates should understand how infrastructure impacts people and the economy and have an interest in work evaluating transportation projects, programs, and policies.

We have immediate needs for a research assistant to support projects related to:

  • Spatial analysis of differences in travel patterns and equity implications
  • Travel behaviour analysis using surveys and other datasets
  • Accessibility analysis – technical, policy-level and operational aspects
  • Tools and factors for economic benefit assessment

Depending on a candidate’s skills and interests, topics of work may also include:

  • Connected and autonomous vehicle planning or policy
  • Emerging technologies and new transportation business models
  • Multimodal project prioritization and programming
  • Scenario planning and forecasting for long range planning
  • Performance management, metrics, and reporting
  • Broader economic evaluation methods

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Pursuit of a degree related to transportation, urban/regional planning, public policy, or economics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team

Desirable technical skills include:

  • Statistical analysis, econometric modelling, forecasting, or risk analysis
  • Spatial analysis and mapmaking in QGIS, ArcGIS, or web tools
  • Programming, survey analytics and data visualization in R or Python

To apply, please send your resume, along with a cover letter, to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please state in your cover letter: (1) the position you are applying for, (2) your goals and interests, (3) your skills and qualifications, (4) your availability for working at our headquarters in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and (5) confirmation of your work authorization if you are not a US citizen.

For more information:     (617) 338-6775

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