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 September 1, 2019. The annual salary for this position with full benefits is approximately $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. Knowledge about any bridge management software such as PONTIS is strongly encouraged. 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.
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 as received 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 email address: email@example.com . 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.
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
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