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Data Visualization and Geospatial Data Research Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Transportation

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Data Visualization and Geospatial Data Research Opportunity at the U.S. Department of Transportation

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 30, 2019, 12:00 AM ET


Innovations in data visualization and the use of geospatial transportation data have major implications on the ways that transportation datasets are used, bringing forth innovative new software and challenges. These changes push us, as analysts and statisticians, to rethink our relationship with data. During this fellowship, you will explore opportunities to advance geospatial and data resources that are appropriate for statistical analysis and visualization, build new data sets, and innovate the way in which we use existing datasets. 


We are looking for a paid Fellow trained in geospatial and data visualization analytics to mentor under a mid-senior level survey statistician. This is a great opportunity to hone statistical skills and to gain experience collaborating with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS), one of the 13 independent Federal statistical agencies. The ideal candidate will have experience in geospatial applications and data visualization, and be knowledgeable of data compilation and statistical analysis. The fellowship provides an excellent opportunity to provide input and creativity --thinking 'outside the box'-- into projects with the Bureau of Transportation Statistics, as well as offer skills development, skills training, and networking opportunities.


Annual stipend: $78,000 (commensurate with educational level and experience)

Health insurance supplement: $3,000

Professional development allowance: $2,000

Relocation allowance: $2,000


This fellowship is located in the Office of Survey Programs (OSP). The OSP designs, develops, and conducts quality survey programs to capture information on the transportation system for effective use in transportation decision making. OSP staff collaborate across agencies, with all levels of project staff, with key internal and external stakeholders, and others to explore innovative methods of data collection and survey design in improving and initiating survey programs. Strong communication, coordination, and teamwork are needed to be successful in this role. In addition to assisting with developing and implementing transportation surveys, the selected candidate will be involved with researching and analyzing administrative and auxiliary data sources that can be used to further enhance transportation databases. He or she will also apply specialized data analysis techniques to collect, augment, and enhance BTS datasets. In addition, the candidate will assist with publishing and disseminating data that describe the characteristics, performance, use, and impact of the Nation's transportation systems.


This opportunity is available to U.S. citizens only.


The U.S. Department of Transportation is actively reviewing applications and is looking to fill positions as soon as qualified applicants are identified.


For a full description of this opportunity and to submit your application, visit https://www.zintellect.com/Opportunity/Details/DOT2018-08.


If you have questions, send an email to USDOT@orau.org.