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Media, Arts, Science and Technology Researchers

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Work type: Full Time
Location: Troy, NY
Categories: Research: Media, Arts, Science, and Technology, Researchers and Research Support

Who we are

Building on Rensselaer’s long tradition of innovation at the intersection of science, technology and the arts, our attention is turned to emerging needs at the human/technology interface.

Whether the focus is on multi-modal virtual environments, interactive data displays, intelligent human/environment interfaces, synthetic characters, or social robotics, Rensselaer researchers draw from cutting-edge resources: the $200 million Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC), the petascale supercomputer at the Center for Computational Innovation (CCI), and an artificially intelligent computer system capable of answering questions posed in natural language, the first IBM Watson system ever given to an educational institution.

Students learn to speak Chinese through the Mandarin Project’s virtual reality, synthetic intelligent characters and gamification. The Collaborative-Research Augmented Immersive Virtual Environment Laboratory (CRAIVE-Lab) brings scientific data into visual focus, and CAIRA (the Creative Artificially-Intuitive and Reasoning Agent) uses music recognition and logic-based reasoning to conduct distributed musicians, for example.

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

Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab

Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

The Department of Physics

Science and Technology Studies

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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