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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Media, Arts, and Social Sciences Researchers (2023-24) in Troy, New York

Media, Arts, and Social Sciences Researchers (2023-24)

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Work type: Full Time, Part Time, Seasonal or Temporary

Location: Troy, NY

Categories: Research: Media, Arts, Science, and Technology, Researchers and Research Support

Who we are

Why Rensselaer? Our dynamic global community of changemakers includes some of the world’s leading researchers, students, alumni, and faculty who ask the important questions and devise the scientific and technological innovations that make the world a better place for all of humanity. Nestled on a beautiful 275-acre campus in upstate NY, Rensselaer is home to five schools, 32 research centers, three makerspaces, an observatory, and one of the world’s fastest supercomputers.

Rensselaer faculty and alumni include more than 145 National Academy members, six members of the National Inventors Hall of Fame, six National Medal of Technology winners, five National Medal of Science winners, # astronauts, and a Nobel Prize winner in Physics. With nearly 200 years of experience advancing scientific and technological knowledge, Rensselaer remains focused on addressing global challenges with a spirit of ingenuity and collaboration. To learn more, please visit

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  • Job Summary

Building on Rensselaer’s long tradition of innovation at the intersection of science, technology, social sciences, and the arts, our attention is turned to emerging needs at the human/technology interface.

  • Cognitive and Immersive Systems Lab

  • Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center

  • Fashion Innovation Center

Minimum Qualifications

For research support positions, candidates must possess an associate degree or foreign degree equivalent with 2 years of relevant experience.

For Postdoctoral Research Associate, Research Associate, or Research Scientist positions, candidates must possess the relevant doctoral degree and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

Additional opportunities exist for those with a relevant advanced degree, publication record, and/or significant additional years of paid professional experience in a related position.

Individuals who possess these qualifications and who have the potential to, or a demonstrated track record of being able to build collaborative external partnerships are especially desirable. Relevant combinations of training, education and experience will be considered.

Starting Pay Information:

Pay transparency disclosure: The hiring salary will be determined based on factors that include the available budget, internal equity, and the final candidate’s qualifications, experience, education and other job-related credentials. This hiring range is provided as Rensselaer’s good faith estimate of the expected hiring range at the time of posting.

  • Postdoctoral Research Associate: $55,500- $60,000

  • Research Associate: $60,000 - $64,000

  • Research Scientist: $66,000 - $95,000

  • Sr. Research Scientist: $80,000 - $138,000

  • Research Specialist $18.00 - $25.00

  • Sr. Research Specialist $55,500 - $60,000

  • Research Engineer: $66,000 - $86,000

  • Sr. Research Engineer: $87,000 - $95,000

Application instructions

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Job Posted Date

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Culture of Safety at Rensselaer

Rensselaer is committed to providing a safe and healthy living, learning, and working environment for its faculty, staff, and students. As such, we strongly recommend that faculty, staff and students obtain a COVID-19 vaccination and remain current with available boosters to protect themselves, as well as to protect vulnerable members of the community.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Advertised: 13 Nov 2023 Eastern Standard Time

Applications close: 30 Jun 2024 Eastern Daylight Time

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