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Senior Research Scientist I

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Position Title Senior Research Scientist I
Department Michigan Tech Research Institute (MTRI)
Location Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI)
Position Type Staff
Full-time/ Part-time Full-time
Full-Time Equivalent (1.0=100%) 1.0
Appointment Term 12 Month
Pay Type Salary Basis
Salary or Hourly Rate Negotiable based on experience.
Shift
Position Duration Dependent on External Funding? Yes
Title of Position Supervisor Senior Research Engineer/Scientist II

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

Motivated, creative principal investigator to provide technical and business development leadership for MTRI activities focused on the design, development, evaluation and exploitation of remote sensing systems for national security applications. The position requires a strong background in mathematics, probability and statistics, physics, and engineering and a proven record of program development and capture. The position is based at MTRI in Ann Arbor, MI.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities (other duties may be assigned)

1. Lead the formulation and development of new sensor and exploitation programs.
2. Serve as principal investigator on research programs.
3. Participate in research-related activities such as formulating and writing proposals, planning and management of research projects, report preparation, and presentation of findings on an as needed basis.
4. Provide technical assistance to federal, state and local agencies on sensing and processing related issues.
5. Deliver program-related presentations to clients and related professional organizations.
6. Supervise project staff and student interns.
7. Commit to learning about continuous improvement strategies and applying them to everyday work. Actively engage in University continuous improvement initiatives.
8. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.
9. Integrate safety practices into daily activities.
10. Cooperate with safety personnel.
11. Follow all written and oral safety instructions.
12. Apply safety-related knowledge, skills, and practices to everyday work.

Required Education (minimum requirements)

PhD degree in a science related field such as physics, electrical engineering, optics, mathematics, or statistics, and 10 years of experience in remote sensing, sensor development or data science.

OR

Master’s degree in a science related field such as physics, electrical engineering, optics, mathematics, or statistics, and 15 years of experience in remote sensing, sensor development or data science.

Required Experience (minimum requirements)

• Experience with the development and execution of applied research programs.
• Experience with the development, analysis and exploitation of remote sensing systems.
• Experience in signal processing, algorithm development, and statistical analysis using advanced mathematical concepts.

Desirable Education and/or Experience

• Demonstrated ability to develop an externally-funded research portfolio with government and/or commercial funding sources.
• Experience with intellectual property and product development.
• Experience working with national security sponsors.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities (minimum requirements)

• Ability to obtain a DoD security clearance, which requires United States citizenship. May not possess dual citizenship.
• Excellent interpersonal, oral/written, and presentation communication skills.
• Excellent customer service and organizational skills.
• Demonstrated ability to prepare technical publications and presentations.
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to devote 15 to 25% of time to travel.
• Demonstrated ability to speak before large and small groups of people.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and take the initiative to solve problems.
• Demonstrated ability to work with accuracy and attention to detail.
• Demonstrated ability and willingness to work flexible hours.
• Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively across cultural boundaries and work harmoniously with diverse groups of students, faculty, and staff.

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and/or Abilities

• Familiarity with government contracting and security procedures.
• Ability to clearly communicate complex ideas at meetings and symposia.
• Highly motivated, self-starter.
• Knowledge and experience with the development and analysis of remote sensing systems.

Language, Mathematical, and/or Reasoning Skills
Work Environment and/or Physical Demands
Required Training and Other Conditions of Employment

Every employee at Michigan Technological University will receive the following 3 required trainings; additional training may be required by the department.

Required University Training:**
• Employee Safety Overview
• Anti-Harassment, Discrimination, Retaliation Training
• Annual Data Security Training

Background Check:
Offers of employment are contingent upon and not considered finalized until the required background check has been performed and the results received and assessed.

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number 17112
Posting Type Internal & External Posting
Internal Posting Date 03/15/2017
External Posting Date 03/15/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
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Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Select your level of education and experience.
    • PhD degree in a science related field such as physics, electrical engineering, optics, mathematics, or statistics, and 10 years of experience in remote sensing, sensor development or data science.
    • Master’s degree in a science related field such as physics, electrical engineering, optics, mathematics, or statistics, and 15 years of experience in remote sensing, sensor development or data science.
    • Neither
  2. * Do you have experience in the design, implementation, and evaluation of signal/image/data processing algorithms?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have experience implementing and evaluating algorithms in a prototyping language, such as MatLab?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have experience with the research, development and /or exploitation of sensing systems?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have the ability to obtain a Department of Defense security clearance, which requires United States citizenship (cannot have dual citizenship)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents