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Research Associate Position

Florida International University
Miami, Florida
Not Specified
Closing date
Oct 12, 2022

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Environmental Engineering
Position Type
Faculty / Professor
Organization Type

Florida International University is Miami’s public research university, focused on student success. According to U.S. News and World Report, FIU has 42 top-50 rankings in the nation among public universities. FIU is a top U.S. research university (R1), with more than $200 million in annual expenditures. FIU ranks 15th in the nation among public universities for patent production, which drives innovation, and is one of the institutions that helps make Florida the top state for higher education. The Next Horizon fundraising campaign is furthering FIU’s commitment to providing students Worlds Ahead opportunities. Today, FIU has two campuses and multiple centers, and supports artistic and cultural engagement through its three museums: Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, the Wolfsonian-FIU, and the Jewish Museum of Florida-FIU. FIU is a member of Conference USA, with more than 400 student-athletes participating in 18 sports. The university has awarded more than 330,000 degrees to many leaders in South Florida and beyond. For more information about FIU, visit



The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Florida International University invites applicants to apply for the Research Associate position.


The candidates must have an earned doctoral degree in Civil Engineering or a closely related engineering discipline. Industrial experience and/or experience of collaboration with industry partners is a plus. The successful candidate will work under the direction of the Director of the Accelerated Bridge Construction University Transportation Center (ABC-UTC). The Research Associate will assist and conduct research that may include laboratory experiments and analytical studies within well-defined guidelines. The Research Associate keeps abreast of current publications relative to methods, techniques, and developments within the area of research; collects, prepares, and analyzes specimens; evaluates results of (or response to) processes; summarizes data; may provide supervision and guidance to junior level technicians. This position will include working with faculty, other researchers, staff, and students at Florida International University (FIU).


Job Summary:


  • Conducts research activities, under general direction of principle investigator, according to research goals Responsible for conducting, participating in, and/or administering research, training, and/or cooperative extension program/projects. Responsible for administering research projects or conducting research for a specific program or project and writing research paper for publications. Responsible for training personnel involved in specific research project and programs Maintains adequate level of lab supplies and materials needed for research As needed, coordinates with research staff and support other assistants to ensure efficient, timely and high-quality results. Answers questions or resolves problems regarding routine or more complex duties. Complies with all governmental and University policies, rules, regulations, and codes. Adapts procedures or methods relative to changes in research projects Monitors progress of research projects and coordinates information between departmental sections.



Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply to Job Opening ID 527653 at and attach cover letter and curriculum vitae. Candidates will be requested to provide names and contact information for at least 3 references who will be contacted as determined by the search committee. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Clery Notice

In compliance with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, the University Police department at Florida International University provides information on crimes statistics, crime prevention, law enforcement, crime reporting, and other related issues for the past three (3) calendar years. The FIU Annual Security report is available online at:

To obtain a paper copy of the report, please visit the FIU Police Department located at 885 SW 109th Avenue, Miami, FL, 33199 (PG5 Market Station).


Pay Transparency

Florida International University will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant.  However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of  their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.


FIU is a member of the State University System of Florida and an Equal Opportunity, Equal Access, Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.





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