Assistant Research Professor (Faculty Research), Engineering

May 09, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Research Professor (Faculty Research), Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute


Position Status:

Basic Function:
This position requires in depth knowledge of heat treating processes, as well as simulation models for processing (such as ThermoCalc).

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • •Process and analyze results and data, and write reports containing descriptive, analytical, and evaluative content.
    •Teach, train, and supervise students associated with the Center.
    •Maintain the laboratories and equipment, and order supplies as needed.
    •Present ongoing work and findings at the Center bi-annual meetings and at national and international conferences.
    •When required, perform field work (at Center member companies) to help transfer the research results.
    •Participate and assist in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and conference proceedings.
    •Devise and help to conceive new research proposals and participate/assist in applying for funding and grants.

    Position Requirements

  • PhD in the area of materials science and engineering, or other related areas.
    The candidate must have excellent communication skills in both writing, presentations, as well as negotiating a win solution with the partners collaborating on the project.
    Start as soon as possible. Any questions regarding this position should be sent to Prof. Richard Sisson, Jr.
    Interpersonal skills as wells deep understanding of the technology are essential for this position.

    Posting Date: 05/08/2017

    Open Until Filled:

    Special Instructions to Applicants:

    EEO Information:
    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

    Criminal Background Check Statement:
    A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

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    WPI, the nation's third oldest private technological university, established in 1865 by New England industrialists John Boynton and Ichabod Washburn consists of 80 acres set in a safe, residential section of Worcester, Massachusetts—the second largest city in New England—home to 13 colleges, and situated 40 miles west of Boston.

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