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Research Engineer II Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) seeks to create, support, expand, and accelerate research activities in translational research. As a leading research Institute, the GLRC is a flagship Center of Excellence integrating faculty and professional researchers in multidisciplinary research collaborations to address critical challenges facing society. The Institute provides a full spectrum of research services, currently to more than 70 affiliated researchers from eighteen academic and non-academic units across campus, with annual research expenditures approaching $10 million. The GLRC is seeking an experienced research engineer to join our organization to facilitate multi-domain physical modeling, optimization, and engineering analysis; instrumentation, data acquisition, and digital signal processing; and apply mechanical and electrical engineering, computer programming, embedded sensor and controls to on-going and new research initiatives. Ideal candidates will have a MS in mechanical or electrical engineering; have education or experience in translational research and/or commercialization; and must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense security clearance, which requires United States citizenship.
Research Engineer I Keweenaw Research Center (Near Houghton County Airport)
This position will provide support to new and existing sponsored research involving the test and evaluation of ground vehicles and related subsystems. A successful candidate will routinely prepare, conduct, and oversee laboratory and field testing activities for military and commercial sponsors. This position requires an entry- level degree in engineering and a basic background in instrumentation, data acquisition and dynamic measurement techniques.
Research Engineer I - Signal Processing Engineer Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI)
Michigan Technological Research Institute (MTRI) is seeking a motivated professional to help support multiple projects for our government and commercial customers. The Signal Processing Engineer will work with senior engineers and scientists to research, develop, and evaluate algorithms for a variety of signal and image processing applications, to include radar signal processing, Synthetic Aperture Radar (SAR) applications, machine learning algorithms, generative AI, and inverse problems. The successful candidate will have a solid background in electrical engineering and mathematics, with experience in software prototyping and algorithm design. The position is based at MTRI in Ann Arbor, MI (www.mtri.org).
Assistant Research Scientist - Geospatial Scientist Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Assistant Research Scientist position provides support for MTRI programs focused on the application of geospatial analysis and image processing to solve governmental and societal needs through sponsored research. The ability to improve the processing, analysis, and visualization of remote sensing data will be important. Examples of current research areas include invasive species mapping in the Great Lakes region, transportation infrastructure assessment, unstable slope assessment, wetlands mapping, emission impacts from wildfires, improved geotemporal visualization of complex data and patterns, and extending UAV-enabling sensing. Designing, developing, and delivering quality educational research opportunities for high school and undergraduate students. The position is based at MTRI in Ann Arbor, MI (www.mtri.org).
Assistant Research Scientist - Environmental Biotechnology Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Great Lakes Research Center (GLRC) at Michigan Technological University (Michigan Tech) seeks to create, expand, and accelerate research activities in environmental biotechnology. As a leading research Institute, the GLRC is a flagship Center of Excellence integrating faculty and professional researchers in multidisciplinary research collaborations to address critical challenges facing society. The Institute provides a full spectrum of research services, currently to more than 70 affiliated researchers from eighteen academic and non-academic units across campus, with annual research expenditures approaching 10M. The GLRC is seeking a research scientist to join our organization and the launch of a new thrust area in environmental biotechnology, including genomic biology, computational biology, systems and synthetic biology, bioenergy, and biosecurity. Ideal candidates will have a PhD in biology, environmental engineering, chemical engineering, or closely related discipline; have education or experience in translational research and/or commercialization; and must be able to obtain a U.S. Department of Defense security clearance, which requires United States citizenship.
Research Security Specialist I Keweenaw Research Center (Near Houghton County Airport)
Support day-to-day administration of facility procedures to safeguard information, personnel, and facilities. Advise and assist personnel with facility procedures. Support compliance with Federal security regulations and contractual agreements. Support management of the University’s Technology Control Plan.
Research Scientist I – Applied Mathematician/Statistician Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI)
MTRI (www.mtu.edu/mtri) is seeking highly motivated, intellectually curious, professional statisticians, mathematicians, and engineers interested in developing new tools and applications of statistical signal processing, sequential planning, and optimization. Specifically, this position involves supporting customer-driven research needs from both government and commercial sponsors. The role involves collaboration with senior engineers and scientists to research, design, and evaluate new cutting-edge tools for application to remote sensing. A successful candidate will have a solid background in pure and applied mathematics and/or statistics and a desire to apply theory from these fields to a broad range of remote sensing and sensor modalities. In addition, an ideal candidate would have prior experience writing scientific software to investigate the efficacy of the proposed techniques.
Director of the Translational Health Engineering Research Center (THERC) Translational Health Engineering Research Center (Grand Rapids, MI)
The Translational Health Engineering Research Center (THERC) at Michigan Technological University in West Michigan seeks to create, expand and accelerate research activities that improve the health of Michiganders. This will be accomplished by establishing a nationally visible research hub, promoting on- and off-campus collaborations with industry, researchers, and clinicians, and creating an environment that enhances external funding. THERC will be part of Michigan Tech’s Health Research Institute (HRI) that is comprised of 59 members from 14 academic departments across campus. We are a thriving, cooperative research community that sponsors activities to improve community health, graduate fellowship programs, a faculty mentoring program, and several social and networking events throughout the academic year. HRI is seeking a Senior Scientist or Engineer to be Director of THERC and join our interdisciplinary organization. The Director of THERC will lead the growth of the center through the hiring and mentoring of active researchers. In addition to directing the center, we seek an exceptional researcher who is willing to build new collaborations, drive innovation, and lead an externally funded research program. Affiliation with academic departments is available to qualified candidates. Priority will be given to those in health-related computational research areas including, but not limited to bioinformatics, data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and medical image processing. The ideal candidate is a self-starting, driven researcher with a desire to lead a world-class research center and develop a sustainable research program that includes contributing expertise to other labs at Michigan Tech and those located in Western Michigan.
Senior Research Scientist/Engineer Translational Health Engineering Research Center (Grand Rapids, MI)
The Translational Health Engineering Research Center (THERC) at Michigan Technological University in West Michigan seeks to create, expand and accelerate research activities that improve the health of Michiganders. This will be accomplished by establishing a nationally visible research hub, promoting on- and off-campus collaborations with industry, researchers, and clinicians, and creating an environment that enhances external funding. THERC will be part of Michigan Tech’s Health Research Institute (HRI), which is comprised of 59 members from 14 academic departments across campus. We are a thriving, cooperative research community that sponsors activities to improve community health, graduate fellowship programs, a faculty mentoring program, and several social and networking events throughout the academic year. HRI is seeking a Senior Scientist or Engineer to join our interdisciplinary organization. We look forward to welcoming an exceptional researcher who is willing to build new collaborations, drive innovation, and lead an externally funded research program. Affiliation with academic departments is available to qualified candidates. Priority will be given to those in health-related computational research areas including, but not limited to bioinformatics, data analytics, artificial intelligence/machine learning, and medical image processing. The ideal candidate is a self-starting, driven researcher with a desire to develop a sustainable research program that includes contributing expertise to other labs at Michigan Tech and those located in Western Michigan.
Research Engineer I - Civil Engineer Michigan Tech Research Institute (Ann Arbor, MI)
The Research Scientist I – Civil Engineer position provides leadership and support for MTRI programs focused on the development and application of civil engineering to remote sensing and geospatial analysis research projects to solve governmental and societal needs. Knowledge of CAD, digital twins, building information models, pavement condition assessment, traffic monitoring, programming, statistical analysis, asset management, and non-destructive evaluation (NDE) methods is required. The applicant will be expected to develop, support, select, apply for, and lead research projects that apply their knowledge of civil engineering to research questions. The ability to improve the processing and analysis of remote sensing and NDE data through custom coding and analysis for infrastructure condition assessment will be important. Examples of current research areas include paved and unpaved road condition assessment with drones, developing digital twins for bridges, improving hydrological modeling inputs, identifying road surface types using remote sensing data, modeling flooding and scour risks to railways and bridges, automating assessment of rail grade crossing safety, modeling risks to power plants, developing web-based decision support systems, and improving water quality at wastewater treatment lagoons. The position is based in-person at MTRI in Ann Arbor, MI (https://mtu.edu/mtri).
Vice President for Research Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Vice President for Research leads Michigan Tech’s research, discovery, and creative portfolio. Reporting to the President and serving as a member of the President’s Council, the Vice President for Research oversees annual research expenditures of more than $100 million and represents Michigan Tech as a top research university to both internal and external audiences. The Vice President for Research works collaboratively within a shared governance framework to set priorities for institutional growth and investment in research and scholarship. The incumbent also leads strategic initiatives that establish and enhance excellence across a broad spectrum of research activities. The successful candidate will demonstrate a record of excellence in pursuing, receiving and managing competitive large-scale funded research projects; has a visionary approach to interdisciplinary research; possesses the expertise and insight regarding the future direction of sponsored research, nationally and globally; and has superior leadership and management skills. While maintaining a sharp focus on sponsored research growth, the Vice President for Research collaborates with the President , Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and academic deans to foster research, scholarship, and creative activity across the campus, as well as strengthening Michigan Tech’s ties with federal, state, foundation, industry funding sources, and other research universities.
Environmental Engineering Laboratory and Instrumentation Manager Main Campus (Houghton, MI)
The Environmental Engineering Laboratory and Instrumentation Manager will primarily support the teaching and research activities of the Environmental Engineering Program in the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geospatial Engineering (CEGE). The position will advance the strategic goals of the Department and University, including creating high-impact undergraduate programs, growing and strengthening graduate programs, and developing strong and sustainable research programs. This position will promote the safe and effective operation of these activities. This position will report to the Chair of the CEGE Department. The Environmental Engineering Laboratory and Instrumentation Manager will work closely with the Environmental Engineering faculty to fulfill the essential duties and responsibilities of the position.