Research Engineer/Research Scientist
|Position Title||Research Engineer/Research Scientist|
|Department||Great Lakes Research Center|
|Location||Main Campus (Houghton, MI)|
|Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%)||1.0|
|Appointment Term||12 Month|
|Pay Type||Salary Basis|
|Salary or Hourly Rate||Negotiable Based on Experience and Qualifications|
|Position Duration Dependent on External Funding?||Yes|
|Title of Position Supervisor||Director, Great Lakes Research Center|
Position Summary Information
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
|Job Description Summary||
The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) aims to advance freshwater and coastal ocean research as a foundation for health, economic prosperity and global sustainability through interdisciplinary research cutting across Michigan Tech’s academic organizations. The GLRC institute includes collaborative faculty from eleven disciplines within the College of Engineering, College of Sciences and Arts, School of Business & Economics, School of Technology, and School of Forest Resources and Environmental Sciences. The GLRC seeks to hire outstanding scientific or engineering research scientists to collaboratively develop their research portfolios with faculty in three research focus areas: (1) Aquatic Ecology and Ecosystem Dynamics; (2) Aquatic Resources and Human Dimensions; and (3) Marine Technology and Engineering (Including autonomous vehicles). Successful candidates will also show evidence of a commitment to public outreach and the translation of research into impactful change.
|Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)||
1. Identify funding opportunities and develop proposals independently and in collaboration with other faculty and staff yielding an externally funded research portfolio that provides solutions to governmental and societal challenges.
|Required Education (minimum requirements)||
• PhD in science and/or engineering
|Required Experience (minimum requirements)||
• Minimum of two years of work experience beyond the PhD
|Desirable Education and/or Experience|
|Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)||
• Record of leadership in team-based research
|Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities|
|Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills|
|Work Environment and/or Physical Demands|
|Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment||
Required University Training:
Posting Detail Information
|Posting Type||Internal & External Posting|
|Internal Posting Date|
|External Posting Date||02/01/2017|
|Open Until Filled||Yes|
|Special Instructions to Applicants (if applicable)|
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Posting Specific Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
Do you possess a PhD in science and/or engineering?
Do you have two years of work experience beyond acquiring your PhD?
Have you lead the development of proposals successfully generating external research funding?
Have you served as the Principal Investigator or Co-Principal Investigator on a sponsored grant or contract?
Have you successfully published?
- Cover Letter