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Traffic Research Group Leader

Location: Washington, D.C.
Department: Foundation
Grade: 15


Traffic Research Group Leader 



Manages a team of researchers to conduct traffic safety studies in support of mission of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Responsible to oversee complicated and large-scale projects awarded to other research institutions. Supports and advises the Executive Director of the Foundation on relevant traffic safety issues. Provides guidance and develops researchers in his/her group on items such as project direction, project management, and convey research results. Represent the Foundation and serve on various committees/task forces/working groups both internal and external to AAA to disseminate results and findings from Foundation’s research and promote/educate others on relevant traffic safety issues.


Relationship of Job to Management

This position reports directly to the Executive Director of AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety


Supervisory Responsibilities

Manages a team of Research Analysts.


Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Manage and guide the researchers in the Traffic Research Group on a variety of activities ranging from identifying relevant research topics and developing realistic research goals to conducting analysis and managing research projects. (45%)
  2. Manages complicated and large-scale projects funded by the Foundation to other research institutions to ensure projects are meeting their research goals and are being completed on-time and on-budget. (30%)
  3. Assist Executive Director of the Foundation on a variety of issues related to traffic safety research and serve as the representative for the Foundation on committees/task forces/working groups. (25%)



  • Master/Ph.D. with Major in Civil, Mechanical, Industrial Engineering, Human Factors, Experimental Psychology or related fields


  • Five (5) to Eight (8+) years of research experience on traffic issues; at least Three (3) years of experience in managing role


  • Thorough knowledge of traffic safety, traffic engineering & operations, human factors, statistics. Proven project management skills.


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