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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:

Research Associate in the Center for Advanced Vehicular Systems within the HPC2 at Mississippi State University.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The individual to be hired will be expected to have experience with equipment operations 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:

Occasional and/or light lifting required.  Limited exposure to elements such as heat, cold, noise, dust, dirt, chemicals, etc., but none to the point of being disagreeable.  May involve minor safety hazards where likely result would be cuts, bruises, etc.

Routine deadlines, usually sufficient lead time; variance in work volume predictable; priorities can be anticipated; some interruptions are present; involves occasional exposure to demands and pressure from persons other than immediate supervisor.

Job frequently requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing, stooping/kneeling/crouching/crawling and lifting up to 50 pounds.

Vision requirements:  Ability to see information in print and/or electronically, ability to distinguish colors.

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). Any social security numbers included on requested transcripts should be redacted prior to submitting online. For additional information, please contact Kim Schmidt at kim@hpc.msstate.edu.

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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