Overview

Are you dedicated to making NJ a safer place for active transportation? Are you self-motivated , able to produce graphics and report layouts, and interested in gaining research and design experience? The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center is hiring students to work as Research Assistants at its New Jersey Bicycle and Pedestrian Resource Center (BPRC) and the New Jersey Safe Routes Resource Center (SRRC).

Students hired for this position will work on a variety of projects and tasks. Depending on the needs of VTC and each student’s skill set, students will:

·         Create PowerPoint presentations;

·         Use InDesign to lay out reports for publication;

·         Assist with bicycle and pedestrian research projects (such as collecting field data, writing literature reviews, summarizing data);

·         Prepare GIS maps;

·         Write blog articles and prepare newsletters which highlight exciting active transportation news/events;

·         Update project websites, using WordPress.

Minimum Qualifications:

·         Undergraduate/Graduate student at the Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy or the School of Public Health.

·         Passion for active transportation, research, and safety.

·         Strong graphic design skills using software such as Illustrator, InDesign and/or GIS.

·         Punctual, accurate, and detail oriented.

·         Able to work well independently and in groups.

·         Comfortable conducting outreach in a variety of settings throughout New Jersey.

Job Details:

Research Assistants will work remotely up to 20 hours per week during the semester. Pay is commensurate with experience, starting at $15.50/hour for undergraduate students and $19/hour for graduate students. Depending on performance and needs, the position may continue through the summer. Email cover letter and resume to james.sinclair@ejb.rutgers.edu with the job title in the subject line.

To apply for this job email your details to james.sinclair@ejb.rutgers.edu

About The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center

The Alan M. Voorhees Transportation Center (VTC) is a national leader in the research and development of innovative transportation policy. Located within the Edward J. Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy at Rutgers University, VTC has the full array of resources from a major research university on transportation issues of regional and national significance. VTC includes the National Transit Institute, which was created by Congress in 1992 to design and deliver training and education programs for the U.S. transit industry.