Research Associate in Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering

Michigan State University College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

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Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Agriculture And Nat Resources
Department: Biosystems And Agricultural Engineering 10002038
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Full Time (90-100%), Fixed Term Academic Staff, Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Non-Union

Position Summary

Research associate will serve as Program Coordinator on Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment research education project. The Program Coordinator will be responsible for the daily logistics of pre- and post- course coordination including working with multi-disciplinary resource faculty; and education faculty to collect and analyze assessment and evaluation data. Research associate will interact with experts who will provide disciplinary knowledge content to create research education materials and outputs including interactive online training and in-person team science workshops. Specifically, the Program Coordinator will assist with QMRA curriculum development and materials including novel research cases studies used for project-based learning. This position will be responsible for managing the interface between the pedagogical and content experts and the learning technology research experts. Experience in risk assessment and modeling, working with multi-disciplinary teams and interest in interdisciplinary science and education is desirable. Outputs from this project are considered publications, presentations at regional, national and international meetings, and materials appropriate for upload to the online research and learning environment ( being further developed during this project. This 5-year project will offer fixed term support for this position renewed annually based on satisfactory performance. Review of applications starts on 03/15/2021.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Biosystems, Envir., or Public Heath Eng.

Minimum Requirements

Doctorate in Biosystems Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Public Health Engineering, Environmental Health Sciences, or a related scientific or engineering discipline.

Desired Qualifications

Ideal candidate has had experience in risk analysis; Quantitative Microbial Risk Assessment; exposure science or modeling; and multi-disciplinary, team science and a certificate or degree in STEM Education. Interest in interdisciplinary education, global health microbiology, data systems and/or outreach is desirable as well.  

Required Application Materials

  1. Detailed CV
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Names and contact of at least three references

Special Instructions

For more information, please contact Dr. Jade Mitchell at

Review of Applications Begins On



Department Statement

The Department of Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering at MSU is a national leader in education, research, and outreach. The department has been fully engaged in meeting the changing needs of society since 1906. Today, the department's mission is to improve quality of life by integrating and applying principles of engineering and biology to systems involving food, environment, energy, and health.

MSU Statement

Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

Advertised: Feb 18, 2021 Eastern Standard Time
Applications close: Feb 18, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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