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Energy, Environment and Smart Systems Researchers

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Research: Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems, Researchers and Research Support

Who we are

The research leaders who work, study, and innovate at Rensselaer share a common focus: unearthing new opportunities for solving the 21st century’s most challenging problems.

Right now, more than 6.5 billion people are competing for the Earth’s dwindling supply of fossil fuels. By 2050, there will be 8 to 10 billion, and major advances in energy technology will be required to meet their needs. Rensselaer has faced that challenge by launching and expanding programs in renewable energy sources and energy conservation.

For nearly 200 years, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Rensselaer serves over 7,600 undergraduate and graduate students from 49 states and 63 countries. Guided by the Rensselaer Plan 2024, Rensselaer seeks to transform the delivery of pedagogical innovations, and to be a transformative agent in the 21st century and beyond.

Research Groups

To apply, use the "Apply for this job" link found above.  To learn more about Rensselaer's research, choose the links below:

Rensselaer Institute for Energy, the Built Environment, and Smart Systems (EBESS)

Baruch ’60 Center for Biochemical Solar Energy Research

The Manufacturing Innovation Center

The Center for Flow Physics and Control

The Center for Future Energy Systems

Center for Ultra-Wide-Area Resilient Electric Energy Transmission Networks

The Darin Fresh Water Institute

The Department of Mechanical, Aeronautical and Nuclear Engineering

The Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences

Job Summary

The Research Groups listed above are seeking applicants to support the goals of a variety of sponsored research activity.

Minimum Qualifications

For Research Associate and higher positions, candidate must possess a Ph.D. in a related discipline, along with three (3) or more years progressively responsible, post graduate work experience that is directly related to the principal investigator's research program.

For Postdoctoral Research Associate positions, candidates must possess a Ph.D. in a related science or technical discipline

For researcher positions, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s Degree or foreign degree equivalent in a related science or technical discipline

For research support positions, candidates must possess an Associate's Degree or foreign degree equivalent with 2 years of relevant experience

Preferred Qualifications

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.

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COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols

As Rensselaer welcomes undergraduate and graduate students back to campus for an in-person academic experience, all faculty and staff are expected to work onsite, with no remote work allowed.

In addition, Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.




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