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For decades, IIHS has been a leader in finding out what works and doesn't work to prevent motor vehicle crashes from happening in the first place and to minimize injuries in the crashes that still occur.

Open positions

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) is an independent, nonprofit scientific and educational organization dedicated to reducing the losses — deaths, injuries and property damage — from motor vehicle crashes.

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) shares and supports this mission through scientific studies of insurance data representing the human and economic losses resulting from the ownership and operation of different types of vehicles and by publishing insurance loss results by vehicle make and model.

Both organizations are wholly supported by auto insurers and insurance associations.

Compensation consists of a competitive salary and a 403(b) retirement plan with a nonelective annual contribution equal to 10% of your salary. Other benefits include health insurance (with dental and vision coverage), life insurance, medical and dependent care flex spending accounts and three weeks of paid vacation in your first year.


Senior Research Transportation Engineer

The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety seeks an engineer to lead research projects that involve collecting and analyzing field data to evaluate roadway safety. Previous IIHS studies include examinations of how vehicle speeds change after speed limits are raised, how crashes and violations change after the installation of speed and red light cameras, how roundabouts affect crashes and injuries, and how pavement markings affect conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles. IIHS research is respected worldwide and is used to influence policy, practice and roadway design. You will work within a research team of other engineers, psychologists and statisticians. See more about our research department here.

Primary Duties

  • Design and conduct research addressing roadway safety
  • Manage data collection and other research performed by outside contractors
  • Collect and analyze data
  • Evaluate research literature
  • Publish research reports in peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Present research findings to technical and nontechnical audiences
  • Represent IIHS at meetings of roadway safety professionals as an expert in the field

Skills/Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in transportation engineering or civil engineering
  • Strong research design and analysis skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to conceive, design and carry out research projects with minimal supervision
  • Interest in solving real-world problems in collaboration with professionals from other disciplines
  • 5-10 years of experience in highway safety research

To apply

Email your resume and cover letter to:

research@iihs.org

Research Analyst

The Highway Loss Data Institute (HLDI) seeks an experienced Research Analyst to join our research team in Arlington, VA. The Research Analyst will lead research projects that rely on statistical techniques to analyze vast amounts of insurance data. Previous HLDI studies include some of the first evaluations of collision avoidance technologies, evaluations of the effect of marijuana legalization on insurance claim frequency and analyses of the effectiveness of antilock braking systems on motorcycles.

Primary Duties

  • Identify highway safety and/or insurance issues to research, formulate research questions and produce project plans.
  • Analyze the records of over 400 million vehicles to quantify the benefits of lifesaving and cost-reducing technologies and to explain how insurance costs vary from vehicle to vehicle.
  • Produce published reports and serve as a primary resource on alternative analytical procedures.
  • Present findings to technical and nontechnical audiences including high-level executives.
  • Represent HLDI and IIHS to insurance companies and at meetings of roadway safety professionals.

Skills/Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, machine learning, etc., with at least three years of applicable experience.
  • Advanced analytical skills and demonstrated knowledge of statistical distributions and modeling techniques.
  • Experience with databases and record sets with millions of records.
  • Proficiency with statistical modeling tools and one or more programming languages. SAS and SQL skills strongly preferred.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving abilities are essential.
  • Capable of working independently with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • An interest in highway safety and automobiles.

To apply

Email your resume and cover letter to:

careers@hldi.org

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