From: Mohammad T Khasawneh [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Wednesday, June 10, 2020 9:12 PM
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Subject: Research Scientist Position - Binghamton University (SUNY)

I would appreciate your assistance in sharing this posting with your doctoral students/recent graduates. This is for a Research Assistant Professor (Research Scientist) position in the Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE), an institute of advanced studies at Binghamton University. WISE generates $2.5-3.0 million in sponsored research annually and currently funds 65+ Graduate Research Associates (MS & PhD students). 

We are primarily interested in candidates with expertise in data science/analytics and/or applied operations research/optimization, with special focus in the area of health systems/healthcare delivery. However, candidates with expertise in other areas will be considered. Please refer to the description below for more information. Thank you in advance for your assistance in advertising this position. 


Mohammad T. Khasawneh, Ph.D.
Professor and Chair, Systems Science and Industrial Engineering
Associate Director, Watson Institute for Systems Excellence
Director, Healthcare Systems Engineering Center
Graduate Program Director, Executive Master of Science in Health Systems
Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science
State University of New York at Binghamton
Binghamton, New York 13902

Phone: (607) 777-4408
Fax: (607) 777-4094
Email: [log in to unmask] 

The Watson Institute for Systems Excellence (WISE): An Institute for Advanced Studies
The Research Foundation for SUNY at Binghamton, New York

Research Scientist (Research Assistant Professor)

The Research Foundation for The State University of New York (SUNY) is the largest, most comprehensive university-connected research foundation in the country. The Research Foundation manages SUNY's research portfolio, providing essential sponsored programs administration and innovation support services to SUNY faculty and students performing research in areas including life sciences and medicine; engineering and nanotechnology; physical sciences and energy; social sciences; arts and humanities; and computer and information sciences. The Research Foundation, a private, not-for-profit corporation, is an employer separate from both SUNY and the State of New York, and offers comparable compensation and benefit plans.  The Research Foundation is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. 

WISE is a research-intensive multidisciplinary organization that works in a collaborative manner with several industrial partners including IBM, Google, Innovation Associates, Analog Devices, United Health Services, Mount Sinai Health System, Memorial Sloan Kettering, LiveOnNY, Cooper Health, and Montefiore Medical Center. With over 65 graduate students (MS and PhD) and several research faculty and staff members, WISE is a dynamic customer-driven student-centered organization. On average, WISE is awarded $2.5-3.0 million in research grants a year. The Research Scientist we are looking to hire interacts with faculty, staff, students, industry, campus entities, and a variety of stakeholders in our research mission.

Reporting to and working closely with the WISE Director, Associate Director, Assistant Directors, and faculty, the Research Scientist primarily assists faculty on sponsored research projects in applied operations research/optimization and/or data science/mining/analytics with special focus in domains such as health systems (preferred area of interest) and manufacturing/enterprise systems. The Research Scientist is also expected to: 1) Write proposals to seek grants from federal and state agencies, and to industry to expand the breadth and depth of current research activities; 2) Mentor and advise graduate research associates; 3) Publish research findings in leading peer-reviewed journals and at high-impact conferences; 4) Work effectively with faculty, staff and graduate research associates, as well as with diverse teams; 5) Conceptualize, plan, and execute projects; 6) Make independent judgments, not only in project conceptualization and planning, but also in proposal submission, project design, identifying time lines, milestones, and due dates; 7) Prepare and present research-project related findings to healthcare and other industry sponsors, faculty, and staff. Systematically document progress in research projects through technical reports and presentations; 8) Identify new areas of inquiry which would be in-line with WISE's mission and could garner external support; and 9) Work on other related projects as assigned.

The applicant must possess (i) a Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering or a related field by the appointment date; a Bachelor's degree in Engineering is required and (ii) in-depth knowledge of domains such as healthcare systems, manufacturing and enterprise systems, with special focus on methodologies such as applied operations research/optimization, simulation and modeling, and data science. Experience in academia, and/or in an industrial/manufacturing setting, and/or in healthcare systems, having planned, executed, and have completed research endeavors. The candidate must also demonstrate excellent programming, verbal, and written communication skills. In addition, the candidate must possess the ability to concurrently work on multiple projects with minimal oversight and travel regularly to WISE sponsors for project review meetings. 

Salary and Application Process: The salary range is $65,000 (commensurate with experience). 

To apply, access the following link and follow the portal application process: Please direct questions and inquiries to: Dr. Mohammad Khasawneh; Professor and Chair, Systems Science & Industrial Engineering; Associate Director, Watson Institute for Systems Excellence; Binghamton University, Binghamton, NY 13902-6000; Email: [log in to unmask]; Phone: 607-777-4408.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the vacancy is filled. To learn more about our organization, please visit  
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