Research Associate Position Description

From: guptad <guptad_at_ME.UMN.EDU>
Date: Mon, 7 Feb 2011 12:23:31 -0600

The Supply Chain and Operations Research Laboratory
( invites applications for an immediate
opening for a full time research associate position. The position is to
provide support for the Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
(SRTR) contract. Salary is highly competitive.

This position is initially for a period of three months beginning July
1, 2010 and renewable in 6-month increments subject to satisfactory
performance and availability of funds. The research associate will
report to Professor Diwakar Gupta, Director of SCORLAB and Professor in
the Industrial and Systems Engineering program. Candidates must have
strong analytical and programming skills needed to run, maintain,
update, and create the next generation of simulation models of the U.S.
solid organ transplant allocation system. Candidates with prior
experience of programming in Object Pascal using Borland's Delphi
development environment will be given preference, but other competencies
including C++ and open-source package integration are also desirable.
Duties of the research associate will include development of decision
support tools based on advanced mathematical models and algorithms,
analyzing and summarizing large data sets, organizing and summarizing
simulation results, and communicating the results to a diverse mix of
audience. That is, candidates must be familiar with techniques used in
statistical modeling, mathematical optimization, and quantitative data
analysis. The project requires the ability to work in a team and
excellent written and oral communication skills.

Required/Preferred Qualifications
Ideal candidates are expected to hold an advanced degree (PhD preferred)
in either computer science and operations research, with background in
the other field.

Application Instructions
Please apply online via the Employment System at Applicants
shall submit a cover letter, resume/curriculum vitae, proof of highest
degree (attach as Additional Document 1), statement of research (attach
as Additional Document 2), and complete contact information of three
references with this online application. Review of applications will
begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled.

The University of Minnesota is committed to the policy that all persons
shall have equal access to its programs, facilities, and employment
without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex,
age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran
status, or sexual orientation.

Diwakar Gupta
Industrial & Systems Engineering Program
University of Minnesota
Tel: 612-625-1810
Fax: 612-625-4344
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