Working for HSRC

Our work matters. HSRC researchers and staff work to figure out how to save lives and reduce injuries on our roadways. Our projects are designed to support transportation professionals across the globe as they work toward that same goal.


Join our Staff

Senior Research Associate — Ped/Bike
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is seeking applications for the position of Senior Research Associate. The successful candidate will bring passion and experience in transportation safety and pedestrian and bicycle transportation research and provide leadership for such programs at HSRC as well as be responsible for developing research ideas, designing studies, managing projects and programs, and developing proposals to secure funding for future work.
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Research Associate
This position focuses on pedestrian and bicyclist safety and mobility, with some parts of the work focused specifically on child and youth issues. Responsibilities will include assisting with development and implementation of research projects, such as writing literature reviews, conducting qualitative interviews, contributing to analysis and writing reports as well as involvement in the planning and delivery of practitioner-focused technical assistance.
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Data Systems Manager
The University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill is seeking applications for the position of Data Systems Manager. The successful candidate will bring passion and experience in data systems architecture design, data management and curation, data integration, data quality, and evaluation and analysis in projects addressing road safety, as well as manage project resources, supervise project activities, and maintain client/sponsor relations.
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Internship Opportunity

Graduate Student Internships for Summer/Fall
The University of North Carolina Highway Safety Research Center is looking for a highly motivated, goal-oriented graduate student to join our team for fall 2019 and beyond.

Position Description:
We are seeking a graduate student with a background in epidemiology, health behavior, maternal and child health, biostatistics, or bioinformatics. An interest in transportation safety, public health, and/or injury prevention is a plus, but not necessary. The candidate will support several ongoing and newly established research projects related to the prevention of injuries among vulnerable road users, the study of motor vehicle driver impairment, and the surveillance of motor vehicle crash injuries in North Carolina. The candidate must have some experience analyzing and synthesizing data. However, the exact project activities will depend on 1) the candidate’s skillset and 2) the candidate’s research interests.

Projects/activities may involve:
• Cleaning, linking, and managing large health/crash datasets
• Preparing summary tables and figures using large health/crash datasets
• Developing presentation abstracts, short reports, posters, and other materials

Deadline to apply is August 13, 2019. The position is available starting after August 20, 2019. Office hours and time commitments are flexible, up to 20 hours week. If desired and permitted by the home department, this position may be used to fulfill degree internship/practicum requirements.

Salary: $16-19/hour

1. Enrollment in a graduate program (master’s or doctoral degree) at UNC-Chapel Hill.
2. Required skills include:
    a. Proficiency with SAS, JMP, R, or some other statistical package.
    b. Solid written and oral interpersonal communication skills.
    c. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.
3. Preferred skills include:
    a. Experience with using healthcare data or other large datasets.

About Us
HSRC has been a leading research institute that has helped shape the field of transportation safety. The Center’s mission is to improve the safety, security, access, and efficiency of all surface transportation modes through a balanced, interdisciplinary program of research, evaluation, and information dissemination. Within HSRC, you will be working with members from two additional centers: The Pedestrian and Bicycle Information Center (PBIC; and the Collaborative Sciences Center for Road Safety (CSCRS; The PBIC and CSCRS are innovators in the fields of promoting pedestrian and bicycle and safety and taking a Safe Systems approach to transportation safety, respectively. We are easily accessible by bus or bike at 730 MLK Boulevard, next to Flyleaf Books and the Root Cellar Cafe. You can walk to the Bolin Creek Trail on your break!

To apply:
Please send the following items to Katie Harmon with the subject line “HSRC Summer Internship 2019.” Please include the following information by August 13:
• Cover letter describing your interest in the project and relevant expertise
• Resume or CV (no more than 2 pages)
• 2 References
• A brief (1-2 page) writing sample. This can include an excerpt from a graduate or professional assignment, submitted abstract, excerpt from a submitted manuscript, etc.


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If you have questions about employment at HSRC, please contact:
Rachel Prasek
Human Resources UNC Highway Safety Research Center
730 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. CB #3430
Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3430