Research Specialist II

Princeton, NJ
Apr 15, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition # 2017-7372
Department Architecture
Category Research and Laboratory
Date Posted 4/14/2017
Full-Time / Part-Time Full-Time
Application Deadline ..


The School of Architecture at Princeton University seeks applicants for a Research Assistant position as part of a research project under the auspices of the School of Architecture and funded by the National Science Foundation.

The Research Assistant will work with the senior faculty members to develop flood and climate adaptation analyses for two communities in the Jamaica Bay, New York, an area focusing on coastal resiliency and flood mitigation through specific architectural and landscape proposals. See for past research of a similar kind.

NOTE: This is a term position with an anticipated start date of June 2017 and extending for 12 months with the possibility of being renewed for an additional 3 months as required.


The Research Assistant will be responsible for employing design software (such as Autocad, Rhino, and GIS) and digital model making skills to create and assist in creating digital and physical modeling of the geomorphology, hydrology, and sedimentary dynamics in Jamaica Bay, New York as a way to examine flood and climate adaptation in the area.


Position Requires:

Master of Architecture degree

Proficiency in design software (Autocad, Rhino, GIS) along with strong digital model making skills.

The final candidate will be required to complete a background check successfully.

Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

Salary Grade

RSP, 020

Standard Weekly Hours


Eligible for Overtime


Benefits Eligible


Essential Services Personnel (see policy for detail)


Estimated Appointment End Date


Comments Related to End Date

This is a one year term with possibility of extending an additional 3 months as required.

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver's License Required


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