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Research Professor CY

Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA Full-time
Posted on August 31, 2019

Job Description

The Automation and Robotics CCAM Research Fellow will join the VT ISE faculty as a research professor. This position will be physically located at CCAM. The research fellow will report to the Chief Technology Officer and will lead the development of CCAM’s Automation and Robotics program and ensure it meets its research objectives and goals. We seek outstanding candidates in all areas related to industrial analytics, robotics and automation with applications in advanced manufacturing, including but not limited to robotics platforms and manipulations, robotics for advanced manufacturing, autonomous systems, collaborative robotics, embedded systems, smart-sensor infrastructure, and artificial intelligence. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of research groups and industry partners at the Commonwealth Center for Advanced Manufacturing and the Virginia Tech College of Engineering including those working in the areas of advanced manufacturing, industrial analytics, operations research, decision sciences, human-machine systems, and the intelligent factory, among others

Required Qualifications

Ph.D. in industrial and systems engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and computer engineering or other related field.  

Preferred Qualifications

Significant and relevant experience working in industry or a research facility directly associated with manufacturing automation or robotic.

A genuine enthusiasm for applied research with the objective of technology transition to our industry members.

The ability to lead, manage and motivate research-minded personnel to business-oriented goals.

The ability to manage the achievement of time, cost, and quality goals within a research and development environment.

Experience working across the academic/industry interface for the delivery of business-focused solutions.

A clear understanding of the research and development needs of Industry Members and the research-related needs of the University Partners.

The ability to communicate research ideas and concepts in a business and university context at executive and technical levels

Salary Information

Commensurate with Experience

Review Date

September 13, 2019 and reviews will continue until the position is filled.


The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

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