Research Engineer - Center for Intelligent Infrastructure #00084055

Missouri University of Science and Technology
Missouri, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 23, 2022

Hiring Department

Center for Intelligent Infrastructure

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Job Description
The Center for Intelligent Infrastructure at Missouri University of Science and Technology (formerly University of Missouri-Rolla) seeks to expand its research capabilities in autonomous inspection and maintenance of civil infrastructure (e.g., bridges and tunnels) by inviting applications for a professional staff research engineer position, commencing May 15, 2023. The appointment will be at the 100% full-time employment. The successful candidate is required to work in laboratory and field environments, and be willing to travel long distances to job sites. The successful candidate will be expected to demonstrate the potential to establish and grow a strong research program in a team environment.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have an earned undergraduate degree in electrical/mechanical/computer/systems engineering from an ABET/EAC accredited program or equivalent, and an earned Ph.D. in the same engineering discipline or a closely related field.

Preferred Qualifications

Superior communication and interpersonal skills, leadership capabilities, the ability to engage in collaborative and interdisciplinary research, hands-on experience in system integration and robotics research experience in platform mechanics, unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) navigation and guidance in GPS blind environment, aerodynamic stability, satellite communication system, and wireless data transmission and certification, are preferred.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates must submit an application consisting of a cover letter, a current curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests and goals, and complete contact information for three references to the Missouri University of Science and Technology’s Human Resource Office at the web address All submitted application materials must have the position reference number, 00084055, in order to be processed. Acceptable electronic formats that can be used for email attachments include PDF and Word; hardcopy application materials will not be accepted.

The Center for Intelligent Infrastructure was established in recognition of the nation’s growing interests in infrastructure research using advanced technologies such as robots, multi-robot collaboration and optimization for inspection, remote sensing, nondestructive evaluation, structural health monitoring, data analytics, and asset management. The Center currently has expertise in civil engineering, computer science, economics, electrical engineering, engineering management and systems engineering, power engineering, and multi-hazards engineering (earthquake, tornado, flood, etc.). Its current research programs are focused on the preservation, safety, resilience, and sustainability of transportation infrastructure systems. The Center is envisioned to extend its autonomous inspection and maintenance capabilities from bridges to other infrastructures such as dams, buildings, levees, offshore platforms, pipelines, power plants, roads, transmission towers, and tunnels. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate with interdisciplinary research teams across campus, including the Tier I University Transportation Center (see, Mid-America Transportation Center (see, the National Center for Transportation Infrastructure Durability and Life-Extension, the Center for Infrastructure Engineering Studies (see, the Intelligent Systems Center (see, and the Materials Research Center (see The Center and the University offer a lively and dynamic, international research and education environment.

About Missouri S&T

Founded in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy, Missouri University of Science and Technology is one of the top technological institutions in the nation and among the first technological institutions established west of the Mississippi River. A US News and World Report Top 100 national public university, Missouri S&T serves 7,200 students and counts over 55,000 living alumni, including world-famous astronauts, scientists, engineers, inventors, and business leaders. S&T has three colleges: the College of the Arts, Sciences, and Education; the College of Engineering and Computing; and the newly established Kummer College of Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Economic Development. Nearly 400 faculty offer 101 degree undergraduate and graduate programs in business, engineering, science, computing, social sciences, and the humanities. Students entering S&T have an average ACT of 28.5, while 80% of all students are Missouri residents and 20% are first-generation.

In 2020, alumnus Fred Kummer and his wife June donated $300M to create the Kummer Institute of Student Success, Research, and Economic Development, with three primary objectives: (1) elevate S&T’s reputation as an educational and research organization, (2) create broad access to S&T’s exceptional STEM and business programs through outreach to Missouri’s K-12 communities, and (3) drive economic development regionally, statewide, and beyond. Missouri S&T is currently poised for dramatic achievement in these areas as the vision of the Kummer family is brought to fruition.

Located about 100 miles southwest of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri, S&T is an accessible, safe, and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks scenery.

Missouri S&T’s Center for Intelligent Infrastructure, the campus, and the greater University of Missouri System are deeply committed to inclusion and valuing diversity. Missouri S&T has undertaken a number of initiatives to improve campus life and the work/life balance of its faculty and staff (see ). Missouri S&T seeks to meet the needs of dual-career couples. ( Dual Career Partner Assistance Program )

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