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Research Associate

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Job Description Summary

COVID-19 vaccinations are now required for all Oakland University students, faculty and staff.

The School of Engineering and Computer Science at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan invites qualified candidates to apply for the open Postdoctoral Researcher position in the Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE) Department. This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed for up to two additional years.This is a training position designed for an individual to learn, through engagement, in an advanced level of scientific, technical, and administrative work and applied research setting. Responsibilities include:

· Design, organize, and conduct research using established scientific and engineering procedures participation in research data collection and documentation.

· Develop and evaluate new research techniques and procedures with documentation, within relevant guidelines and protocols.

· Summarize findings and publish results in research journals.

· Inspire strategies for broadening participation, for a more diverse, equitable and inclusive future of work in engineering.

· Support grant proposal efforts; provide supervision and guidance to students, and researchers.

The candidate should have a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering or a closely related field. While the department is primarily interested in candidates with backgrounds in human factors engineering, data analytics, and manufacturing, qualified candidates in all areas of industrial and systems engineering or closely related fields are welcome to apply. Preference will be given to those applicants that will have completed the Ph.D. by the appointment date. The position will remain open, and applications will be accepted until filled

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Inquiries should be addressed to Richard Olawoyin, Associate Professor – For information about ISE and Oakland University, please visit and, respectively

Minimum Qualifications

ABD or a Ph.D. in Engineering (human factors engineering, data analytics, or manufacturing) or any area in industrial and systems engineering or closely related fields by the appointment date.

· Competency in research techniques.

· Effective oral and written communication skills for grant writing and manuscript publication.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Applicants meeting the requirements should submit to:

(1) a 1-page letter of intent; (2) a 1-page statement of commitment to engineering education and vision; (3) a 2-page statement of research vision for broadening participation in engineering; (4) a 1-page diversity and inclusion statement (5) a Curriculum Vita; (6) the names and contact information of three references and (7) unofficial transcript.

Candidates must demonstrate experience with or a commitment to diversity and inclusion and provide a statement that describes their interest or efforts in furthering diversity and inclusion, e.g., through mentoring, grant proposal writing, faculty recruitment/retention, or research on issues related to diversity and social inequality. The statement of research vision should include details on 1.) the design and implementation of research protocols with timeline 2.) framework for broadening participation of undergraduate and graduate students in engineering.

School/College & Department/Program Summary

The ISE Department is in Oakland University’s 130,000 square foot, Engineering Center. The department offers a B.S.E. in ISE (ABET accredited), M.S. in ISE, M.S. in Engineering Management, M.S. in Systems Engineering and a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering.

Oakland University Standard Language

Oakland University is a nationally recognized doctoral university of high research activity located on 1,443 acres of scenic land in the cities of Rochester Hills and Auburn Hills in Oakland County, Michigan. The University has 142 bachelor’s degree programs and 138 graduate degree and certificate programs. Academics include programs in the College of Arts and Sciences, School of Business Administration, School of Education and Human Services, School of Engineering and Computer Science, School of Health Sciences, School of Medicine and School of Nursing. As an anchor institution in southeastern Michigan, Oakland University is committed to building ongoing and collaborative relationships with the surrounding communities. Community and civic engagement enhances the lives of our students and has a positive impact on our broader community.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64791764
  • Location:
    Rochester, Michigan, United States
  • Company Name For Job: Oakland University
  • Position Title: Research Associate
  • Job Type: Other
  • Academic Faculty: Education
  • Affiliates: Research
  • Min Education: Doctorate
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