Research Engineer iV

University of Southern Mississippi
June 12, 2023
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Research Engineer iV

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Research Engineer iV.

Position Details

Location Marine Research Center

1030 West Pier, Port of Gulfport Gulfport, Mississippi, 39501 United States Division Ocean Enterprise Position Type Staff Employment Status Full Time Grant Funded Yes Salary Range 70,536.00 - 95,432.00 Pay Grade


Posting Close Date Open Until Filled

Job Summary This is senior professional level, research engineering work with the responsibility for developing, planning, and managing engineering research projects to advance maritime uncrewed systems (fixed, mobile) research, development, testing, evolution and training. Incumbents are expected to conduct, evaluate, and interpret engineering data and studies with considerable independent judgment and discretion under the general supervision of a higher-level engineer, scientist or an administrative or technical supervisor. Interaction with members of local, state, and federal regulatory entities, special interest groups, and the general public, including speaking to large and small groups is required. Incumbents at this level act as project managers in the performance of related duties and supervision will be exercised over others. The position is based at USM's Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean Enterprise , but activities can occur at other USM facilities and facilities of other organizations, including research vessels.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to Roger F. Wicker Center for Ocean Enterprise goals by participating in writing funding proposals, keeping appropriate individuals on the OE staff informed of activities and providing status reports for documenting milestones and meeting funding obligations regarding projects.
  • Oversees development, implementation and management of ocean research projects including planning, proposal development, budgets and scheduling. Provide leadership and mentorship in research projects and serve as project coordinator for these projects.
  • Lead, coordinate, communicate, integrate, and be accountable for the overall success of the program.
  • Oversee integration, installation, and operation of optionally crewed systems and related technologies, and execute test and evaluation of these systems and technologies.
  • Provide technical and programmatic expertise for crewed, uncrewed, and optionally crewed systems research to the Director for RDT&E and Training, project leads/principal investigators other USM researchers and external partners
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    BSE plus 8 years of specialized experience. USCG licensed captain. Uncrewed Systems Piloting Certifications.

    Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

    Mastery of the professional theories, concepts, principles, and practices of engineering pertaining to a specialized field. Knowledge permits the employee to formulate and lead projects, apply recent advances, and originate methods to resolve complex issues/problems (e.g., having many variables and relationships that are difficult to define) in order to advise management in planning and resource allocation.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Ph.D. in engineering or MSE plus 6 years of specialized experience or BSE plus 8 years of specialized experience

    About The University of Southern Mississippi The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites across the Mississippi Gulf Coast, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 131 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and large event venue safety and security, among others. USM is also one of only 37 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of more than 14,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 37 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 27 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit www.

    As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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