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Specialist - Outreach-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: Research And Innovation
Department: Axia Institute 40001252
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: Midland
Categories: Engineers/Architects, Information Technology, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union, Remote-Friendly

Working/Functional Title

Outreach Specialist-IoT and Digital Transformation

Position Summary

Driving innovation at the nexus of IoT and smart digital technologies. Your dedication and vision will play a pivotal role in fulfilling our institute's mission: creating transformative solutions to tackle real-world value chain challenges with a strong focus on end-to-end traceability. Join us in fostering a collaborative, intellectually stimulating environment where your skills and passion can truly shine. At our prestigious academic research institute, you will be part of pioneering research that is defining the future of IoT and digital integration. You'll also enjoy the rare opportunity to collaborate with top-tier experts, shape the direction of academic conversations, and steer real-world change.

Impactful Responsibilities 65%:

  • Architect Tomorrow's IoT Landscape:  Spearhead the design and implementation of an advanced IoT platform, seamlessly integrating cutting-edge technologies to forge the future of IoT innovation.
  • Pioneering Smart Technologies:  Innovate with the deployment of smart technologies, including RFID, Bluetooth, NFC, GPS, smart contracts, and blockchain solutions, fortifying data security and transparency across supply chains.
  • Secure Data Ecosystem: Lead the integration of sensors and devices into IoT platform networks, fostering secure and transparent data exchange at every turn.
  • Trailblazing Technological Trends:  Stay at the forefront of emerging technologies and industry trends, driving IoT and digital solutions to new heights of innovation.
  • Empowering Data Insights:  Skillfully integrate IoT devices and sensors, guaranteeing precise data collection, transmission, and insightful analysis.
  • Automated Excellence:  Implement efficient practices for automated deployment, proactive monitoring, and seamless software upgrades, streamlining operational excellence.
  • Optimization and Assurance:  Regularly conduct system audits and performance assessments, optimizing software for peak efficiency and unwavering reliability.
  • Shaping Academic Discourse:  Contribute to prestigious academic journals and share your insights at conferences, actively participating in shaping the future of IoT research.
  • Funding Innovations:  Actively seek federal and industry grants, along with startup budgets, to elevate Axia Institute and Axia Lab capabilities, charting a course toward self-sustainability.

Outreach 30%

  • Mentorship and Growth: Mentor and guide the growth of graduate students and junior researchers, nurturing their development in the realm of cutting-edge technologies.
  • Real World Impact: Collaborate closely with industry partners and stakeholders, transforming research findings into real-world applications that make a difference.

Other 5%

  • Administrative Work.

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

Masters -Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field

Desired Degree

Doctorate -Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field

Minimum Requirements

Qualifications that Set You Apart:

  • Academic Degree: Hold a master’s degree or higher in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or a closely related field, with a specialized focus on IoT, digital transformation, or distributed systems. PhD candidates are preferred. Your advanced education forms the foundation for pioneering research.
  • Proven Research Prowess: Showcase your expertise through a demonstrable track record of impactful research in IoT and the seamless integration of smart technologies, evident in your publications, projects, or collaborative endeavors.
  • IoT Mastery: Exhibit a high level of proficiency in IoT platforms and frameworks, including Ethereum, Hyperledger, and the art of smart contract development. Your deep understanding empowers innovation.
  • Coding Virtuosity: Possess solid programming skills in languages like Python, Java, or Solidity, equipping you to implement IoT and blockchain solutions with precision and ingenuity.
  • Research Acumen: Familiarity with research methodologies, experimental design, and data analysis techniques demonstrates your analytical prowess, allowing you to unravel the complexities of cutting-edge projects.
  • Effective Communicator: Your strong communication skills are your bridge to success. Articulate, concise, and adaptable, you excel in presenting research findings and fostering collaboration within diverse teams.
  • Enthusiasm for Advancement: Embody a true passion for staying at the vanguard of technology. Your hunger for knowledge and dedication to staying current with the latest advancements in IoT, blockchain, and related fields drive progress and innovation.

Required Application Materials

Resume (CV), cover letter and three references

Review of Applications Begins On


Remote Work Statement

MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.


Department Statement

At our prestigious academic research institute, you will be part of pioneering research that is defining the future of IoT and digital integration. You'll also enjoy the rare opportunity to collaborate with top-tier experts, shape the direction of academic conversations, and steer real-world change.

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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