Researcher III - College of Nursing

Knoxville, TN
Feb 17, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Reasearcher III - College of Nursing

Reguar Full-time, Pay Range MR11

This position is an essential member in ensuring the successful start-up and operation of the Systems Application and Development Integrative Environment (SADIE) Lab.  Crucial elements include the designs and supports of research projects.  Performing development, verification and validation of computer simulations.  Analyzes and presents data, including the use of advanced visualization methods. They will function as the day-day manager (with oversight from Dr. Berg) for the newly established Applied Systems Laboratory (ASL), including co-supervision of students, postdocs and less senior researchers.  This position involves significant responsibility for ensuring the successful development of the ASL and lab environment, including safe operations and procedure compliance including data, cyber and physical security.


Job Functions/Responsibilities:

• Exercises independent judgment in planning, design, conduct, data collection, analysis, interpretation, and presentation of research and development; as necessary makes changes to experiments.
• Plays leadership role in conceptualization and implementation of simulation engineering and support the setup and expansion of ASL and SADIE 
• Works largely independently but also collaborates with other researchers and staff within the lab and partner organizations
• Conduct research and technology application development of computer simulations for complex and high-consequence processes and operations 
• Confers with the PI in developing and executing research projects, plans and is instrumental in developing tools and techniques.
• Develops complex systems architectures, software engineering (programming), database interface development.
• Conduct research and technology application related to the development of computer simulations for complex processes and operations 
• Leadership in conceptualization and implementation of simulation engineering and support the setup and expansion of the SADIE Lab 
• Leads evaluation of simulation software and approaches and implementing computer simulations potentially including agent-based models, discrete event simulations, systems dynamics models, probabilistic models, Bayesian belief systems, Monte Carlo simulations and other modeling approaches.  Of particular interest is approaches related to multi-method modeling 
• Use of computer simulations and modeling, and augmented reality/virtual reality for predictive analytics and “what-if” scenarios 
• Create Enhanced data visualization and dashboard representation for decision support and analysis

• Coordinates and/or directs the work of students, postdocs and less senior researchers
• Provides oversight of lab equipment, servers, workstations and software inventory
• Responsible for overseeing the lab computing infrastructure.  Serves as a primary expert on the integration of computing operations of the lab.
• This position has significant responsibility for the lab environment with responsibility for lab operations safety and compliance.
• Prepares publications and presentations 

• Prepares publications and presentations 
• An essential interface with sponsors, potential sponsors, partners, staff, student and administrators.



PhD in Industrial/Systems Engineering, Computer Science, Data Analytics OR another field with experience required.

Preferred level/type of experience:

Working in collaborative enviornemtns with prior work history


• Excellent verbal and written communication skills  
• Entrepreneurial and innovative spirit 
• Experience in developing computer simulations in the previously mentioned domains (i.e. agent-based modeling, discrete event simulation, etc.) OR experience in working in computing intensive environments
• Familiarity with simulation software (e.g.  AnyLogic, ExtendSim, MatLab, Arena, FlexSim, NetLogo, Vensim, or Wolfram).  Experience in computer programming (Java or other suitable computer language.)  
• Prior experience working with data bases  
• Ability to multitask and work cooperatively in a team environment with faculty and students. 
• Publish in and present at top journals and conferences, respectively.  

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: College Of Nursing
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Feb 15, 2021, 12:11:37 PM

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