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Faculty Position FY18-049
October 25, 2017

Position Title
Visiting Research Fellow (4 positions)

National Corn-to-Ethanol Research Center (NCERC)

Job Description/Responsibilities
The Visiting Research Fellowship program is for recent graduates of a bachelor’s or master’s program in a STEM field. Funded through a fiscal year 2018 appropriation from the State of Illinois to NCERC at SIUE, the Fellowship program is intended to provide training and hands-on experience to prepare the next generation of engineers and scientists for work in mid-to-high-skill jobs in the bioeconomy. The Fellows will provide specialized skills and knowledge to be applied to research projects, including contractual, grant-funded and self-initiated projects at the Center.

The Visiting Research Fellows will serve under the guidance of two supervisors: 1) a Faculty Mentor/Advisor who will work with the fellows to connect their research practicum to academic theory, 2) a NCERC Research Engineer or Scientific Analyst who will oversee the students’ daily projects and provide professional mentorship. This joint supervisory model ensures the connection of theory to practice, and builds upon the students’ undergraduate or graduate studies through applied, hands-on learning in an industrial setting. Graduates of the Research Fellowship Program will be qualified to work in the biofuels, pharmaceuticals, refining, brewing, and chemical companies.

Specific Responsibilities and Learning Outcomes-
Students will gain experience through hands-on assignments in the following categories:
• Project design and implementation.
• Instrumentation and electronics coding and maintenance.
• Revising and developing SOPs and SOCs.
• Troubleshooting and maintenance.
• Data collection, analysis and reporting.
• Communications with internal, interdisciplinary teams as well as private clients and stakeholders.
• Developing and implementing cost, scheduling and procurement research for projects.
• Utilizing experimental and empirical methods to interpret results and recommend design, testing and maintenance solutions.

Terms of Appointment
Nine (9) month appointment

$30,000 for the nine (9) month appointment

Recent graduate of a bachelor’s or master’s program in a STEM related field.

Source of Funds

Application Process
Candidates should submit a letter of application, resume, transcripts (including those for SIUE) and a list of three references to:
Barb Randle
400 University Park Drive
Edwardsville, IL 62025

Electronic submission is encouraged. Electronic document in PDF format should be emailed to: 

Application Deadline
For optimal consideration in a first pool of applicants, all application materials must be received by November 17, 2017. A second pool of applicants may be reviewed after this date if the position is not filled from the first pool of applicants. The position will remain open until the position is filled.

SIUE is a state university - benefits under state sponsored plans may not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas. Applicants will be subject to a background check prior to an offer of employment.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to an inclusive and diverse workforce. We will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, national origin, religion, disability, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation or veteran’s status. We encourage applications from women, minorities, protected veterans and people with disabilities.

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