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Assistant Research Engineer

Recruitment Period

Open date: October 7th, 2019

Last review date: Friday, Nov 1, 2019 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Tuesday, Jun 30, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Center for Environmental Research and Technology (CE-CERT) invites applications for an Assistant Research Engineer position in the Transportation Systems Research Group, a sub-division of CE-CERT.

The Bourns College of Engineering, Center for Environmental Research & Technology (CE-CERT)’s mission is to be a recognized leader in environmental education, a collaborator with industry and government to improve the technical basis for regulations and policy, a creative source of new technology, and a contributor to a better understanding of the environment. Established in 1992 and now operating as the largest research center at the University of California at Riverside, CE-CERT brings together multiple disciplines throughout campus to address society’s most pressing environmental challenges in air quality, climate change, energy, and transportation. CE-CERT’s activities encompass all three aspects of the University of California’s overarching mission: research, education, and public service.

Successful candidates will have a proven record of, or exceptional promise for, establishing transportation data, modeling, and analysis research programs. Activities will include cultivating and applying appropriate data resources and modeling tools to analyze impacts of emerging transportation technologies on mobility, energy, and environment. Examples of such transportation technologies include connected and automated vehicles, electrified vehicles and infrastructure, and mobility as a service/mobility on demand (for both passenger and freight movement. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. in Engineering, Transportation, Computer Science, Math, or relevant fields and 2 or more years of experience.

Advancement through the professional researcher ranks at the University of California is through a series of structured, merit-based evaluations, occurring every 2-3 years, each of which includes substantial peer input. Appointments are expected to begin on or before January 1, 2020.

UCR is a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body. Its mission is explicitly linked to providing routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. A commitment to this mission is a preferred qualification.

Review of applications will begin November 1, 2019 and the position is open until filled. To Apply: Interested individuals are required to submit a cover letter, your most recently updated curriculum vitae, three letters of references, a Statement of Research, and a Contribution to Diversity Statement to the AP recruit website at Salary will be commensurate upon education and experience.

For more information regarding the specific areas of interest and application procedures, please visit

For inquiries and questions please refer to the contact email address under the specific recruitment on the AP Recruit website.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Job location

Riverside, CA

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence - In a “Statement of Past and/or Planned Future Contributions to Advancing Diversity and Inclusive Excellence”, we ask applicants to describe their past and/or potential future contributions to promoting a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment, which is a key requirement of the role of every faculty member and administrator at UCR. There are numerous ways to contribute, and a commitment to this part of our mission can be reflected through research, teaching, supervision, mentoring, community engagement, service, and any of the other varied activities that are a part of an academic career.

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required