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Research Associate I, II, III, Senior

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Position type: Full-Time 12-Month
Department: 060803 - Ctr for Advanced Vehicular Systems
Location: Main Campus - Starkville, MS
Categories: Professional
Position Open Date:

Salary Grade/Salary Minimum:

13/Minimum 33,900

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The individual to be hired will be expected to have experience with equipment operation and maintenance. In particular, we are seeking an individual with experience in maintaining machining and metal processing equipment. As a CAVS Research Associate, this person will have the opportunity to publish collaboratively and independently in his/her area of expertise. The Research Associate will also be given the opportunity to be involved in grant proposal development and implementation. The CAVS Research Associate will work with his/her supervisor to implement performance/career development planning and review.

Minimum Qualifications:

Beginning with a Bachelors degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a bachelors can begin work at Associate I; To begin at Associate II, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree; To begin at Associate III, one must meet the above requirements, have a minimum of 6 years of relevant experience and the equivalent to a masters degree.

Beginning with a Masters degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a masters degree and a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience and demonstrated competency can begin work at Associate II; To begin at Associate III, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 3 years of experience; To begin at Senior Associate, one must have a masters degree and a minimum of 6 years of experience.

Beginning with a Doctoral degree: A professional (support/service) employee with a doctorate degree with 2 years of relevant experience and demonstrated competence can begin work at Associate III; To begin at the Senior Associate, one must have a doctorate degree and a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preference will be given to individuals with a background in machining or processing metals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Strong communication and writing skills and the ability to function effectively in a team environment is required.

Working Conditions and Physical Effort:

•No or very limited physical effort required.
•No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
•Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
•Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
•No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
•Work may involve moderate exposure to unusual elements, such as extreme temperatures, dirt, dust, fumes, smoke, unpleasant odors, and/or loud noises.

Restricted Clause:

Position contingent upon funding availability.

Instructions for Applying:

Apply online by submitting a cover letter, resume, and a copy of your transcript(s).

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

MSU is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, ethnicity, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, disability status, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We always welcome nominations and applications from women, members of any minority group, and others who share our passion for building a diverse community that reflects the diversity in our student population.

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