Job ID: 170622

Facilities Program Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Transportation & Logistics

University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

  • Oct. 28, 2021
  • Facilities Program Coordinator, Institute for Sustainable Transportation & Logistics
  • Inst for Sustainable Transportation & Logistics
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
    Buffalo, NY
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
    Research Scientist/Associate
  • Transportation Engineering
    Sustainable Engineering
The Stephen Still Institute for Sustainable Transportation and Logistics (SSISTL) is seeking a Facilities Program Coordinator to provide leadership for current and future research studies, provide technical and administrative support for future proposal submissions, and perform occasional administrative support duties on as as-needed basis. The candidate will provide operational, technical, and administrative support to the SSISTL faculty and staff, including duties and responsibilities related to the SSISTL laboratories, most notably, its Motion Simulation Laboratory (MSL). The candidate will provide support to pre- and post- award activities for the Institute's faculty and staff. The candidate will report to both the Operations Director and the Director of the SSISTL. General Responsibilities and support activities include the following:

* Managing daily operations at the MSL, including the operation and maintenance of our motion simulation equipment (both hardware and software);
* Developing software applications that promote game-based training and learning;
* Providing hardware and software support using specialized modeling and simulation software tools;
* Serving as a study coordinator for funded and pilot research studies, including recruitment and consenting of research participants;
* Collecting, extracting, and analyzing research data using in-house and third-party software;
* Assisting with development of peer-reviewed publications and the dissemination of findings from pilot and funded research studies. EDUCATION:
* Overseeing training and service activities for current and future STEM (e.g., courses, training events, workforce development) events;
* Developing and implementing specialized curricula for future SSISTL and MSL courseware;
* Assist with the development and expansion of the STL Graduate Program, including future training (e.g., Tutorials and Certificate Programs).


* Fostering new collaboration prospects with UB faculty (both internal and external to SEAS), as well as subject-matter experts from the private sector;
* Development of IRB protocols and procedures for pilot and funded research studies;
* Developing internal guidelines and standard operating procedures for SSISTL policies and procedures, and for current and future motion simulator applications;
* Providing proposal support (technical and administrative) for preparation and submission of grants (i.e., IES, NSF, NIH, FHWA, DoD, and others);
* Creating conceptual designs or infographics for the institute’s various applications (e.g., web media, printed posters and signage; customized figures for proposals);
* Providing leadership assistance with Annual reporting of the progress of the Institute (SSISTL) and its growing and emerging Graduate Program (STL);
* Providing development and maintenance leadership for the SSISTL, STL, and MSL websites using UB’s Central Management System (CMS) for routine updates.

* Implementing public health knowledge to improve simulation analysis and dissemination;
* Maintaining knowledge of the state-of-the-art in Transportation Engineering (e.g., connected and automated transportation applications; urban air mobility; flying cars);
* Conceiving and implementing strategic plans for new mechanisms by which the MSL can support SSISTL and SEAS faculty in future Transportation research, training, and education.

Salary: $50,000

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