Founded in 1863, Boston College is a Jesuit, Catholic university located six miles from downtown Boston with an enrollment of 9,445 full-time undergraduates and 5,125 graduate and professional students. Ranked 35 among national universities, Boston College has 878 full-time and 1,201 FTE faculty, 2,750 non-faculty employees, an operating budget of $1.2 billion, and an endowment in excess of $2.8 billion.
Provides technical research & academic support services to the research & science community at Boston College by providing analysis, consultation, and implementation of technology in support of academic programs, faculty, and research support. Helps researchers with analysis, modeling and computing as well as support for grant proposals, publications, and dissertation research. Provide support for the preparation of research papers. Uses domain expertise and subject matter expertise to support research projects. Essential Functions: Technical research consulting/analysis: Work with multiple faculty and principal investigators to consult on technology needs, and to coordinate software, hardware, and research computing resources that support the research and academic programs of the sciences. For example: -Data acquisition support and Data Management -Advanced software support: E.g. MATLAB, SolidWorks, Python -Maker space technology and augmented and virtual reality Liaison to Research Services group to coordinate: High performance computing, Research data storage, Research group & grant support. Documentation/tutorials/workshops: Develop appropriate documentation for research & academic consultation and related software and upgrades. Develop and deliver tutorials and workshops on using engineering and scientific software and other topics. Represent ITS to other University areas to effectively communicate the availability of research support resources to the research community. Emerging technology: Monitor trends in methods and software to ensure that consulting services are aligned with researchers' needs and current tools and methodologies.
Title and salary commensurate with relevant experience based on the following titles and hiring ranges:
Senior Technical Research Consultant (salary up to 110K/yr): Ph.D. in related area preferred. Master's degree with equivalent experience will be considered. Minimum of three to five years of experience in an academic research environment providing research support consultation services.
Technical Research Consultant (salary up to 95K/yr): Ph.D. in related area preferred. Master's degree with equivalent experience will be considered. Minimum of two years of experience in an academic research environment providing research support consultation services.
The Technical Research Consultant is expected to have specialized technical knowledge and expertise depending upon their research domain. Strong computational mathematics and visualization skills, including the use of MATLAB and related computing tools. Expertise in programming languages such as Python, and experience with computer-aided design and computer-aided engineering software such as Solidworks. Experience in data management and data acquisition support, as well as experience with maker space technology, augmented and virtual reality. Must be able to provide assistance during peak research/grant cycles.
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Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
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Boston College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected category including disability and protected veteran status. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity .
Boston College is one of the nation's best and most selective universities, with U.S. News & World Report ranking Boston College 31st among national universities, and Forbes ranking it 26th in its 2012 America's Best Colleges listing. Boston College confers more than 4,000 degrees annually in more than 50 fields of study through eight schools and colleges. Faculty members are committed to both teaching and research having earned nearly $60 million in research grants in the last year alone. The University has made a major commitment to academic excellence. As part of its Strategic Plan, Boston College is in the process of adding 100 new faculty positions, expanding faculty and graduate research, increasing student financial aid to more than $128 million annually, and widening opportunities in key undergraduate programs, such as international study, internships and student formation.