Research Staff - the Lighting Research Center

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Position TitleResearch Staff - the Lighting Research CenterAdvertised TitleResearch Staff - the Lighting Research CenterLocationTroy, NY CampusSearch NumberR18-00118Full Time/Part TimeFull TimePortfolioSchool of ArchitectureBusiness UnitLighting Research CenterJob Summary

The Lighting Research Center (LRC) is part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and is seeking talented researchers at all levels to contribute to its mission. For more information, please visit We are the leading university-based research center devoted to lighting and offer the world’s premier graduate education in lighting, including one- and two-year master’s programs and a Ph.D. program.

Since we began in 1988, we have built an international reputation as a reliable source for objective information about lighting technologies, applications, and products. We provide training programs for government agencies, utilities, contractors, lighting designers, and other lighting professionals.

The LRC is seeking talented researchers to contribute to its mission. Our team is committed to influencing lighting practice through multidisciplinary research; educating the future leaders in lighting; encouraging a view of lighting wherein economic gains are balanced with environmental sustainability; delivering high quality products in a timely manner; and providing a collaborative working environment for faculty, staff, and students.

The LRC has multiple opportunities for researchers at all levels, and hiring will depend upon the qualifications and experience of the successful candidates.

Researchers in the LRC are involved in a variety of disciplines, including solid state lighting; light, health, and human performance; and electrical and photometric product testing.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must possess, at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree in a technical area such as electrical engineering, physics, lighting, or a relevant area within the life sciences.

For Technician level positions, an Associate Degree with 2 years of relevant experience is required. Equivalent experience may be substituted for a degree.

Preferred Qualifications

Candidates must be experienced in statistical analysis and have a solid understanding of and experience with sound experimental protocols.

Successful candidates must have a passion for the science and applications of lighting and related matters.

Additional opportunities exist for those with a relevant advanced degree, publication record, and/or significant additional years of paid professional experience in a related position. Individuals who possess these qualifications and who have the potential to, or a demonstrated track record of being able to build collaborative external partnerships are especially desirable. Relevant combinations of training, education and experience will be considered.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

- Ability to maintain accurate and detailed records
- Ability to understand and follow directions
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Analytical, reasoning and problem solving skills
- Knowledge of and ability to pay strict attention to research protocol
- Ability to organize and work on multiple complex tasks.
- Computer literacy, including ability to use a variety of software packages to analyze data
- Ability to collect, record, analyze and interpret data using appropriate field specific systems, equipment and techniques
- Ability to set up and conduct sound experimental procedures

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities


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Posted: 7/4/2019
Application Due: 9/2/2019
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