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Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering 10002038
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Research associate will serve as Program Coordinator for an NIH-funded training program providing interdisciplinary training in Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the daily logistics of pre- and post- course coordination including working with multi-disciplinary resource faculty. Research associate will interact with experts who will provide disciplinary knowledge to create research education materials and outputs including interactive online training and in-person team science workshops. Research associate will also work with STEM education faculty to collect and analyze assessment and evaluation data and to facilitate mentor planning and training. This position will be responsible for managing the interface between the pedagogical and content experts and the learning technology experts.

Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams and interest in interdisciplinary science and education is desirable. Additional experience in risk assessment, analysis, and/or modeling is also desirable. Outputs from this project may be publications, presentations at regional, national and international meetings, and materials appropriate for upload to the online research and learning environment ( being further developed during this project. This 5-year project will offer fixed term support for this position renewed annually based on satisfactory performance. An initial commitment of two years is desirable. Salary will follow 2022 NIH published NRSA Stipend Levels and be commensurate with experience (minimum $54,840/year). Must be able to start during the Spring Semester 2023.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree


Minimum Requirements

Ph.D. in engineering, science, or related discipline, including science or engineering education.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in multiple of the following with demonstrated interest in additional areas:

  • program management
  • curriculum development and/or assessment
  • risk assessment, analysis, and/or modeling
  • STEM education
  • team science
  • interdisciplinary education
  • global health microbiology
  • data systems

Required Application Materials

  • Detailed CV
  • Cover Letter
  • Names and contact information of at least three references

Together-we-will Statement

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Special Instructions

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Department Statement

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at MSU is a national leader in education, research, and outreach. The department has been fully engaged in meeting the changing needs of society since 1906. Today, the department's mission is to improve quality of life by integrating and applying principles of engineering and biology to systems involving food, environment, energy, and health.  

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

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