Research Associate in Packaging

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: Packaging 10002634
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

The MSU School of Packaging is looking for a research associate to work  in the Laboratory for Soft Machines & Electronics.  Candidates will  work on topics to include: Smart materials and structures, Soft robotics, Artificial skins, Energy harvesters, Wearable Electronics and Machine Learning.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Mechanical Engineering, Robotics, Material

Minimum Requirements

Candidates with a strong background in soft robotics, finite element analysis, 3D/4D printing of functional materials, deformable/wearable electronics, triboelectric nanogenerators, and machine learning are encouraged to apply. Candidates should demonstrate a good record of publication, experience of proposal development, and ability to guide postgraduates and undergraduates in research programs.

Desired Qualifications

Experience in design, modeling, manufacturing and rapid prototyping of soft robotics is highly desirable.  Skills using ABAQUS, COMSOL and SolidWorks is a plus, but not required.  

Required Application Materials

  1. CV
  2. Cover letter
  3. Contact information for 3 references

Special Instructions

This position is available immediately and is for a 1 year appointment.  Applications will be looked at beginning June 24, 2020 and the position will stay open until filled. 

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Department Statement

School of Packaging: The school of Packaging (SoP), founded in 1952 is the leading institution in packaging educationand research.  As the only university offering a PhD program in packaging, the School of Packaging at MSU attracts students from a variety of disciplines from around the world.  

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: Jun 10, 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

Applications close: Jun 9, 2022 Eastern Daylight Time

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