Professional Research Asst

Job description

The Center for Infrastructure, Energy and Space Testing (CIEST) in the Department of Civil, Environmental and Architectural Engineering provides a managed experimental facility offering geotechnical centrifuge, structural dynamics and material testing. The facility boasts unique full-scale, fast loading rate, gravitational and environmental control capabilities. The Center offers accessibility of facilities and expertise for large-, reduced-, and element-scale testing to students, faculty and visitors.

The CIEST is seeking candidates for a Technical Specialist (Professional Research Assistant) position, to join a multidisciplinary research team of engineers tackling the lab's broad testing capabilities.

The Technical Specialist will

- Design and implement research projects related to experimental implementation, including electronic and mechanical sensors, data acquisition systems and electronic control programming.

- Prepare research proposals, experimental cost estimating, and data analysis and reporting.

- Have oversight of laboratory operations, working with faculty and students to support classes, meeting with Center management to identify short term goals and long term endeavors.

- Operation and maintenance of testing equipment, including large capacity loading frames, high speed servo-controlled actuators and various capacity centrifuges and heavy machinery, including overhead crane and forklift.

- Implement laboratory safety procedures and associated training of faculty, staff and students.


Bachelor's degree in structural, geotechnical, electrical, mechanical, aerospace, computer science or other engineering discipline.

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

The University of Colorado is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, the University of Colorado does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, political affiliation or political philosophy in its programs or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs. Inquiries may be directed to the Boulder Campus Title IX Coordinator by calling 303-492-2127. In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, alternative formats of this ad can be provided upon request for individuals with disabilities by contacting Human Resources at [email protected]

Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Box 1: Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10331 - CivilEng-Civil,Env&Arch Engin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Apr 20, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Brad Wham

Posting Contact Email: [email protected]

Position Number: 00642359





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Posted: 12/17/2018
Application Due: 2/11/2019
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