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Texas A&M Transportation Institute Postdoctoral Research Associate in Bryan, Texas

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate


Texas A&M Transportation Institute


Pavement Materials Chemistry

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

COVID-19 information: TTI monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. To ensure a safe and healthful work environment for all, each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will communicate these procedures at each step of the recruiting process.

Job Summary:

This is the entry level of professional work in an engineering or scientific discipline. Incumbents perform routine scientific or engineering work, evaluating, selecting and applying standardized scientific or engineering procedures and techniques to assignments with clear, specific objectives. Assignments require investigation of a limited number of variables and few complex features. This position requires extensive laboratory binder and mixture testing, data analysis, report writing, and field traveling around Texas. Continuation in this position is contingent upon availability of funding derived from research program or specific projects.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform laboratory binder rheological and chemical tests, aggregates characterization, mix design and performance tests.

  • Conduct data analysis.

  • Write and prepare reports.

  • Pavement conditioning and performance surveys.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • PhD

  • No prior experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with DSR, BBR, RTFO, PAV, and viscosity

  • Experience with GPC and FTIR testing

  • Experience with cracking and rutting tests

  • Experience with superpave mix design

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Asphalt Binder Rheology/Chemistry and Superpave Mixture Design.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift very heavy materials.

  • Ability to perform common office functions.

  • Ability to frequently communicate with other individuals within the workplace.

  • Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) develops solutions to the problems and challenges facing all modes of transportation. The Institute conducts over 700 research projects annually with over 200 sponsors at all levels of government and the private sector. In the laboratory and the classroom, TTI researchers help prepare students for transportation careers. Recognized as one of the premier higher education-affiliated transportation research agencies in the nation, TTI’s research and development program has resulted in significant breakthroughs across all facets of the transportation system. TTI research is widely known as an excellent value with a proven impact of saving lives, time and resources. TTI’s greatest strength is its people, many of whom are recognized national and international leaders in their fields. TTI employs over 600 professionals, students, and support staff from 18 different countries. TTI researchers serve as objective transportation experts, providing an important resource to local, state, and national agencies and groups. TTI’s headquarters is located on the campus of Texas A&M University in College Station. The Institute maintains a full-service safety proving grounds facility; environmental and emissions facility; and sediment and erosion control laboratory in Bryan, Texas, as well as many other laboratories and facilities on the Texas A&M campus. TTI has eight offices in Texas—Arlington, Austin, Dallas, El Paso, Galveston, Houston, San Antonio and Waco—and offices in Washington, D.C. and Mexico City. TTI also has a presence in Doha, Qatar, at Texas A&M University at Qatar. Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) provides equal opportunity to all employees, students, applicants for employment, and the public regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Texas A&M Transportation Institute will promptly investigate all complaints of illegal discrimination, sexual harassment, and related retaliation in accordance with applicable federal and state laws.

TTI invests in its most important asset: its employees. TTI offers a comprehensive benefits package, a wellness program with three focus areas: Physical, financial and emotional, and training and professional development.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 317-2055.

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