Particularly, the successful candidate will collaborate with the stakeholders involved in the Healthcare and Food and Agriculture Supply chain. The Associate Researcher will work collaboratively with other team researchers and will supervise students as well.
This is a full-time, 12-month fixed-term position with reappointment contingent on satisfactory performance and available funding.
Design, execute, and record laboratory experiments; apply standard scientific protocols to experiments, research, and improve current methods and evaluate innovative techniques
Draft, write and edit scientific reports, papers, journal articles, and abstracts
Help write grants and compete for funding
Manage the workflow/work order, create testing schedules, calibrate, test, and instrumentation maintenance
Ensure that deadlines and quality standards are met based on the guidelines provided by the supervisor
Report performance to the supervisor as required
Coordinate daily tasks according to priorities and plans, making changes when necessary due to weather, supply, delivery, and personnel
Follow the required protocols (testing procedures, PPE, safety gears) to meet laws, regulations, best practices, and safety standards
Ensure the safe use of tools, machinery, and equipment
Collaborate with the supervisor to develop project requirements and quality standards
Participate in establishing job requirements and goals; perform duties at the desired level of competency
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, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field
Ph.D. in Supply Chain Management, Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering, or a closely related field.
A strong record of peer-reviewed publications is preferred, including the first authorship
Research experience in asset-tracking technologies including but not limited to barcoding, Internet of Things (IoT), Radio Frequency Identification (RFID), or Near-Filed Communication (NFC)
Strong written and oral communication skills with the ability to develop manuscripts, and assist in the preparation of grant proposals and presentations
Computer skills (Microsoft programs) and graphics
Work order management skills (prioritizing tasks) to meet organizational deliverables
Technical skills to interpret results and present findings
Time management and multi-tasking skills to meet deadlines, ensuring deliverables are completed on time
Ability to work in a team as well as an individual
Required Application Materials
Applicants will be required to submit CV, Cover Letter and 3 References
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
For more information about this position please contact Dr. Bahar Aliakbarian at email@example.com.
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Located in Midland, The Axia Institute®, formerly the Midland Research Institute for Value Chain Creation, is a premier research and education center dedicated to developing effective and sustainable solutions to improve public and private value chains. Established by Michigan State University in 2013, The Axia Institute® partners with industry to solve grand challenges and conduct cross-disciplinary research in areas of value chain optimization, data analytics, engineering, smart packaging, anti-counterfeiting, and water and food safety. The Institute was founded by leaders in value chain creation and development at MSU, including the Eli Broad College of Business, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, College of Engineering, College of Social Science, and School of Packaging. Founding donors include The Dow Chemical Company, Dow Corning Corporation, Herbert H. & Grace A. Dow Foundation, Rollin M. Gerstacker Foundation, The Dow Chemical Company Foundation and the Charles J. Strosacker Foundation.
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