Postdoctoral Researcher in Preservation Science 7300BR College of Art and Design CAD Image Permanence Institute
Detailed Job Description Responsibilities:
Independently conducts research to include, but not limited to: constructing hypotheses, design and planning of research studies, data management, model development, conducting experiments or assessments, analysis and interpretation of research results, and evaluation of research techniques.
Collaborates with internal and external stakeholders.
Disseminates and publishes research results in peer-reviewed journals, reports, meetings, workshops, and conferences.
Contributes to the writing of grant proposals.
Undertakes research on aligned projects as required.
Maintains analytical tools as needed throughout the project.
Documents novel methods and operating procedures.
May assist in teaching classes.
May mentor and assist undergraduate and/or graduate students
May assist in managing research laboratories.
Other duties as assigned.
The ideal candidate will live our values, embrace diverse perspectives, and nurture the RIT community to remain a great place to work for all.
*Typical functions are intended to represent the type of tasks and levels of work difficulty required and should not be construed as a comprehensive list of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Supervisors retain discretion to assign or modify work tasks as needed based on specific job requirements.
Department/College Description THE DEPARTMENT: The Image Permanence Institute (IPI) is an enterprise center in the College of Art and Design dedicated to supporting the preservation of cultural heritage collections in libraries, archives, and museums around the world. IPI achieves its mission through applied research, the development of practical preservation resources and tools, professional-level education and training programs, and through consulting and materials testing services. IPI resides in a 7,000 square foot space in the Gannett building of the College of Art and Design and staff members include preservation research scientists, environmental management specialists, a materials testing researcher, web application and publication designers, and business operations personnel, https://www.imagepermanenceinstitute.org/.
THE COLLEGE: RIT's College of Art and Design is the university's creative hub where art, design, science, and technology intersect in our 200,000+ sq. ft. facility. We are a dynamic and professional arts and design community comprised of 2,000 students (UG and Grad), nearly 140 full-time faculty, 60 creative staff, and a number of professional part-time faculty, all of whom contribute to our Colleges ecosystem. The Colleges four schools offer programs in Art, Design, Crafts, Film and Animation, Photography and Photographic Sciences. The range of innovative programs offers students a panoramic perspective from creating fine art using centuries-old methods to pushing the boundaries of digital creativity. The College of Art and Design also takes full advantage of RITs opportunities in technology, STEM, engineering, sustainability, and entrepreneurism programs, as well as our global campuses, https://rit.edu/artdesign.
Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in physical chemistry, material science, experimental mechanics, analytical chemistry, physics or related disciplines.
Demonstrates expertise in thermal and/or mechanical analysis of organic materials, such as dynamic mechanical analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, tensile and compression testing or digital image correlation.
Experience in computer programming using a high-level language such as MATLAB, Python etc.
Demonstrates the ability to plan and execute research.
Knowledge of applicable research methods and analytical procedures.
Knowledge of publishing/reporting requirements.
Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
Demonstrates potential for original or collaborative scholarship.
Scientific writing skills demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications.
Ability to acquire accurate, reproducible data.
Critical eye towards consistency, reproducibility, and the scientific method in general.
Excellent project and time management skills.
Strong interpersonal and mentoring skills.
Advocate for safety and ethics in the workplace.
Ability to communicate findings to varied audiences and work effectively within cross-disciplinary teams.
Professional Area: Employment Category: Fulltime Staff Job Function:Wage Band:
Rochester Institute of Technology, the 10th largest private university in the U.S., is among the worlds leading technological universities. Its 18,000 undergraduate and graduate students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are enrolled in over 200 academic programs, including 7 interdisciplinary Ph.D. programs. A pioneer in experiential education, RIT was the first to offer undergraduate degree programs in biotechnology, information technology, software engineering, and microelectronic engineering. As home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the university offers unparalleled academic opportunities and services for the deaf and hard-of-hearing. Founded in 1829, RIT has 115,000 alumni throughout the United States and around the world. RIT has been named by the Chronicle of Higher Education as one of the 'Great Colleges to Work For.' RIT is a National Science Foundation ADVANCE Institutional Transformation site, and is responsive to the needs of dual-career couples through the Upstate NY Higher Education Recruitment Consortium. For more information, visit www.rit.edu/overview/rankings-and-recognition and www.rit.edu.
As a member of the RIT community employees receive a well-balanced benefits package that offers a variety of choices and access to additional employment advantages. These benefits, combined with an employees pay, provide a total compensation package that can be tailored to meet your needs. More on RITs Benefits, Health & Wellness program can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/fa/humanresources/content/benefits-health-and-wellness
RIT does not discriminate. RIT is an equal opportunity employer that promotes and values diversity, pluralism, and inclusion. For more information or inquiries, please visit RIT/TitleIX or the U.S. Department of Education at ED.Gov
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Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with more than 19,000 students and more than 125,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. Find out more at www.rit.edu .