Summer 2019 Research Assistant

EDR Group is seeking a research assistant with interest in transportation and economic analysis at our downtown Boston headquarters.

EDR Group is a global leader in economic analysis and planning for transportation and infrastructure, and a member of EBP, a global company with offices in Switzerland, Brazil, Chile, China and German. EDR Group and EBP are working with our clients to shape the future of our built and natural environment.

A successful candidate will have training or experience in transportation, plus economic or sociodemographic analysis. Candidates should understand how infrastructure impacts people and the economy and have an interest in work evaluating transportation projects, programs, and policies.

Depending on a candidate’s skills and interests, a research assistant may support activities related to:

  • Spatial analysis of differences in travel patterns and equity implications
  • Travel behaviour and mode choice analysis using surveys and other datasets
  • Accessibility analysis – technical, policy-level and operational aspects
  • Tools and factors for economic benefit assessment
  • Connected and autonomous vehicle and electric vehicle planning or policy
  • Emerging technologies and new transportation business models
  • Multimodal project prioritization and programming
  • Scenario planning and forecasting for long range planning
  • Performance management, metrics, and reporting
  • Broader economic evaluation methods

Minimum qualifications include:

  • Pursuit of a degree related to transportation, urban/regional planning, public policy, or economics
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a research team

Desirable technical skills include:

  • Statistical analysis, econometric modelling, forecasting, or risk analysis
  • Spatial analysis and mapmaking in QGIS, ArcGIS, or web tools
  • Programming, survey analytics and data visualization in R or Python

Application Process

To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, and relevant work examples to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please state in your cover letter: (1) your professional goals and interests, (2) your skills and qualifications related to specific topics, (3) your availability to work at our headquarters in downtown Boston, Massachusetts, and (4) confirmation of U.S. citizenship or work authorization type and validity period. For more information you can call: (617) 338-6775. EDR Group is an EOE / Veterans / Disabled / LGBT employer.

EDR Group is an EBP company. For more information: http://edrgroup.com

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