Academic Employee: Research Engineer Position No. 00075187
The Center for Intelligent Infrastructure at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) seeks to expand its research capabilities in autonomous inspection and maintenance of civil infrastructure (e.g., bridges and tunnels) by inviting applications for a research engineer position, commencing around October 15, 2019. The annual salary for this position with full benefits is around $60,000, depending on candidates’ background and experience.
The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate ability to work in laboratory and field environments and willingness to do heavy lifting and long-distance travel. Candidates must have an earned undergraduate degree in civil engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program or equivalent, and at least 1 year of practical experience in bridge inspection and maintenance, particularly with the state department of transportation. Superior communication and interpersonal skills, leadership capabilities, the ability to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research projects, and the ability to motivate and inspire undergraduate and graduate students are also required attributes. Licensure as a professional engineer in civil engineering is required or must be attained in the State of Missouri within 1 year of appointment. Knowledge about any bridge management software such as PONTIS is strongly encouraged. Familiarity to nondestructive evaluation and test of bridges is a plus.
The Center for Intelligent Infrastructure has recently been established at Missouri University of Science and Technology in recognition of nation’s growing interests in infrastructure research using advanced technologies such as robots, remote sensing, nondestructive evaluation, structural health monitoring, data analytics, and asset management. The Center currently has expertise in civil engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, engineering management and systems engineering, power engineering, and multi-hazards engineering (earthquake, tornado, flood, etc.). Its current research programs are focused on the preservation, safety, resilience, and sustainability of transportation infrastructure systems. The Center is envisioned to extend its autonomous inspection and maintenance capabilities from bridges to other infrastructures such as dams, building, levees, offshore platforms, pipelines, power plants, roads, transmission towers, and tunnels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to interact with interdisciplinary research teams across campus, including the Tier I University Transportation Center (see http://inspire-utc.mst.edu/), Mid-America Transportation Center (see https://matc.unl.edu/), the National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension, the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (see http://cies.mst.edu/), the Wei-Wen Yu Center for Cold Formed Steel Structures (see http://ccfssonline.org/), the Intelligent Systems Center (see http://isc.mst.edu/), and the Materials Research Center (see http://mrc.mst.edu/).
Review of applications will begin on September 15, 2019 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should electronically submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research interests and goals, and complete contact information for three references to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office using the following link: https://hr.mst.edu/careers/. All submitted application materials must have the position reference number 00075187 in order to be processed. Acceptable electronic formats that can be used for email attachments include PDF and Word; hardcopy application materials will not be accepted.
Missouri University of Science and Technology participates in E-Verify. For more information on E-Verify, please contact DHS at 1-888-464-4218. The final candidate is required to provide official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) must be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials. Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer. Females, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Missouri University of Science and Technology is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples.
Internal Number: 00075187
About Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri S&T is one of the top technological research universities in the nation. Surrounded by Ozarks scenery (Rolla is about 100 miles west of St. Louis), the campus is accessible, safe and friendly. Known for its engineering programs, Missouri S&T also offers degrees in the sciences, liberal arts, humanities and business. About 8,000 students are currently enrolled in classes, making Missouri S&T big enough to accommodate a diverse population but small enough for individuals to stand out.
U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Missouri University of Science and Technology undergraduate and graduate engineering programs in the top 50 in the nation.