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Research Engineer/Scientist, Stevens Institute of Technology, USA
Position Summary
The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Ocean Engineering (CEOE) at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, NJ is seeking a highly motivated individual to work within the Coastal Engineering Group at the Institute’s Davidson Laboratory.  The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to the vibrant coastal, ocean, and naval engineering research being conducted at Davidson Laboratory. It is expected that the position will be filled at the Research Engineer/Scientist level.  The position will be initially funded through existing grants from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and NJ Sea Grant; however the successful candidate will be expected to build and sustain an independent, research program that compliments Davidson Laboratory’s core strengths.    The position carries no teaching load, however with the approval of the Department Head, courses may be taught for additional compensation.
 
Stevens Institute of Technology 
Stevens is a private institution located in Hoboken, New Jersey, directly across the Hudson River from New York City. Hoboken is a vibrant, walkable community in close proximity of Manhattan and has been ranked among the 12 best college towns in the country by Princeton Review. 
Founded in 1870, technological innovation has been the hallmark and legacy of Stevens’ education and research programs for 147 years. Steven is consistently ranked among the nation’s elite for return on investment for students, career services programs and mid-career salaries of alumni. The Davidson Lab is Stevens’ renowned marine research laboratory, which operates in two primary areas: marine monitoring and forecasting and experimental marine hydrodynamics (ship design and evaluation). Stevens values diversity and seeks candidates who can contribute to a welcoming climate for students of all races and genders. Stevens is an NSF ADVANCE institution committed to equitable practices and policies. We strongly encourage qualified women and minority candidates to apply. 
 
Davidson Laboratory
Founded in 1935, the Davidson Laboratory is one of the largest and most widely renowned hydrodynamic and ocean engineering research facilities in the nation. Founded in 1935, the Davidson Lab has conducted physical experiments on marine craft and marine and coastal structures to determine how they interact with their environment.  The Davidson Lab uniquely integrates the fields of naval architecture, coastal and ocean engineering, physical oceanography, marine hydrodynamics and maritime systems to create a trans-disciplinary enterprise that can address both the highly specialized issues confronting each discipline, as well as the more complex, integrated issues facing natural systems and human-made maritime activities. The inclusion of undergraduate and graduate students in this collaborative research endeavor continues a long Stevens tradition in which students, faculty and industry jointly create new technologies to address societal and environmental challenges. 
 
Current research thrusts within the Davidson Laboratory include:
  • Storm Induced Shoreline Change
  • Storm Surge Forecasting
  • Coastal Community Resilience
  • Living Shorelines
Existing research infrastructure at Davidson Laboratory includes:
  • The Davidson Laboratory towing tank which includes a dual flap programmable wave maker
  • 40 ft research vessel the RV Savitsky
  • 25 ft research vessel the RV Phoenix
  • DUCKS RTK coastal survey system (wave runner/ATV, sounder, RTK-GPS)
Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess the following personal and professional qualifications:
  • PhD, in one of the following disciplines: Coastal Engineering, Ocean Engineering, Civil Engineering, Naval Engineering or a related field, by the date of employment or a Master’s Degree in one of those fields with at least 3 years of industry experience;
  •  Advanced data analysis skills using software such as Matlab;
  • Excellent verbal communication skills demonstrated through a track record of presenting at conferences;
  • Excellent written communication skills demonstrated through a track record of publishing in conference proceedings and journals;
  • Experience conducting field investigations;
  • In addition to the above required qualifications, preference will be given to applicants with the following:
  • P.E. or D.CE
  • Numerical modeling experience (ADCIRC, Delft3D, XBEACH, SWAN, Mike21, etc.)
  • ArcGIS experience
Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis starting immediately.  The expected start date for the successful candidate is January 2018. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
 
To Apply:
Candidates are invited to apply online and send a CV, cover letter, the names of three references, and a research statement to the Chair of the Search Committee, Dr. Jon Miller (jmiller@stevens.edu).

Jon K. Miller
Director NJ Coastal Protection Technical Assistance Service
Stevens-NJ Sea Grant Coastal Processes Specialist
Research Associate Professor
T 201 216 8591, F 201 216 8214
 
Web: http://www.stevens.edu/ses/davidson       Twitter: @NJBeachProf
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