Research Scientist

Position ID: 37157
Georgia Institute of Technology
Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD)
Position Description
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Research Scientist
Job Description: 


Georgia Institute of Technology’s Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) invites applicants for a Research Scientist position.

The successful candidate will work with an established research team to conduct research in accordance with the Center's Strategic planning areas, including transportation and infrastructure, healthy places, land development and regional governance, air quality and natural environment, and community design and architecture. In addition to conducting research on quality growth and related issues, the position requires the ability to write successful grant proposals, technical reports, and manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and provide management and project oversight.

The ideal candidate will hold a Master’s degree in urban planning, urban studies, public policy, economics, geography, civil engineering or related field; an earned Ph.D. is preferred. The successful candidate will have strong skills in one or more of the following areas: quantitative and qualitative research methods, GIS, transportation and infrastructure planning, spatial analysis, land use planning and development, environmental planning, economic modeling, and land use and transportation modeling.

The Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development (CQGRD) is the educational research arm of Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Design. The Center draws on the intellectual resources of other Georgia universities, including Emory University, Georgia State University, University of Georgia, Mercer University, and Clark Atlanta University, and helps achieve a superior and sustainable quality of life through the generation of new knowledge in land development policy, city and regional planning, architecture and community design, transportation systems, and environmental resources management. To realize this vision, the Center is dedicated to the study, dissemination and implementation of ideas and technology that improve both the theory and practice of quality growth.

The application should include a cover letter describing the applicant’s research interests and experience, a curriculum vitae, and names and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin in October 2018 and continue until January 2018 or until the position is filled.

Application procedure/How to apply:

Applications should be sent to (email submission): 

Catherine Ross, Director Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development

Georgia Institute of Technology


Georgia Institute of Technology is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

CIP Discipline Code: 
City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning
Urban Extension Service - City/Urban Planning (Admin code)
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Position Type: 
Application Deadline: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Position Starting Date: 
To Be Determined
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Vacancy Status: 

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University System of Georgia
Applicant Clearinghouse
119 Holmes-Hunter Academic Building
The University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia 30602

Phone: (706) 542-7817
Fax: (706) 542-2822

Janyce Dawkins, Director

Kristopher Stevens, Associate Director

Clare Norins, Assistant Director

Louis C Castenell, Assistant Director

Sheila C England, System Coordinator

Sandra Gilbreth, Admin Assistant II