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Transportation Research Associate

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Join an organization rich in history dedicated to the advancement of the trucking industry.

This position is in the Atlanta, GA metro area. Please email resume along with salary requirements and cover letter to: and put ATL Research Associate in the subject line.  Applicants who do not include the required information will not be considered.  EOE/AA

Job Duties

Transportation Research Associate

American Transportation Research Institute 


The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI), a national leader in transportation research, seeks an experienced Research Associate for its Atlanta, GA office.   The Research Associate conducts qualitative and quantitative research and analysis on critical transportation topics through primary and secondary research and data analysis.  Additionally, the Research Associate will work with ATRI staff to manage multiple research contracts and projects, and interact with a variety of industry and government stakeholders. 

Candidate must have a Bachelor’s Degree in in planning, civil engineering, industrial engineering, policy analysis, economics, statistics, or a related field plus 3-5 years of technical experience; a Master’s Degree is preferred.  Experience with large datasets and an ability to program in R, Python and/or similar languages is preferred, as is experience with GIS software.

Job Qualifications

Additionally, candidates must have:

  • excellent technical writing and verbal communication skills
  • proficiency in MS Office and Internet research skills 
  • ability to read and understand industry-related publications
  • ability to interact with various individuals on an interpersonal basis
  • ability to prioritize multiple tasks for multiple, diverse projects, in order to meet deadlines in a timely manner.

 Approximately 10% travel is required.

Institution Description

The American Transportation Research Institute (ATRI) has been engaged in critical transportation studies and operational tests since 1954.  ATRI is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit research organization headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, with offices in Atlanta, Minneapolis, Sacramento, and New York.

ATRI’s primary mission is to conduct transportation research, with an emphasis on the trucking industry’s essential role in a safe, efficient and viable transportation system.  ATRI’s research focus includes: Congestion and Mobility; Economic Analysis; Safety and Security; Technology and Operations; Environment; and Transportation Infrastructure.

ATRI’s extensive experience covers a broad range of commercial vehicle operations including leadership and/or participation in numerous national freight analyses, technology research initiatives and field operational tests.

ATRI presently manages the U.S. DOT’s Freight Performance Measures program, and has provided FPM technical assistance to 31 state DOTs and 11 of the 15 largest MPOs in the U.S. ATRI has received top research awards from ITS America, TIDA, University of Minnesota and the Institute of Transportation Engineers.


ATRI prides itself on providing its employees with a robust health and leave benefits. Our benefits include an HRA medical plan, PPO dental and vision plans, and flexible spending accounts. Additionally, we offer 12 days of paid vacation, 12 paid sick days, paid personal days, and 13 paid holidays. ATRI also offers a 401(k) plan with an employer match.
Application Due Date: 2019-05-10
Job Start Date: 2019-05-13
Salary: Dependent on qualifications and experience.
City: Marietta
State/Province/Region: GA
Institution: American Transportation Research Institute
Reports To: President & COO, ATRI
Staff # Reporting to Position: 0
Reports In Office: Marietta, GA

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