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Research Associate

Engineering, Research / Scientific


Research Associate

  • 522795
  • Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Myers-Lawson School of Construction
  • Engineering
  • Research / Scientific
  • Research Faculty
  • Virginia Tech University

Job Description

The Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech is searching for a Research Associate for a funded research project within the Smart Systems Lab. This research is part of a workforce development project aimed at intelligently connecting the professional and educational communities to prepare the future construction engineering workforce. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to sponsor deliverables and scientific publications.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum of master's degree in Construction Engineering and Management, Building Construction, or other closely related fields;
  • Experience conducting quantitative and qualitative data collection, and analysis;
  • Experience measuring user experience in web-based systems;

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in researching diversity of construction workforce;
  • Experience conducting surveys, focus groups, and critical-incident interviews;
  • Experience coding and managing complex longitudinal datasets;
  • Expertise in emerging technologies for future construction workforce development;
  • Publication record and strong communication skills;
  • Self-motivated and able to work collaboratively.

Appointment Type


Review Date

January 6, 2023

Additional Information

Applications must include the following and be submitted to jobs.vt.edu (Position #10235F):

  • Cover Letter
  • CV
  • Contact information for 3 references
  • The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

    About Virginia Tech

    Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

    Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or military status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

    If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Sara Phillips at (sara.phillips@vt.edu) during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.


    Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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