Careers at Golisano Institute for Sustainability

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Meet the needs of a fast-growing world with us.

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a leading sustainability research and education organization at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). Our institute is focused on finding novel ways to translate interdisciplinary research and education into the ideas, technologies, and connections that are helping decision-makers to meet the world’s growing needs.

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Help the world move forward on sustainability with us.

Our six industry-facing applied research centers focus on sustainable manufacturing, energy, transportation, and buildings. Each year, more than 100 companies, government agencies, and other organizations engage GIS’s research centers to put technology and innovation to work for a sustainable future.

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Solve for sustainability with us.

Simple, easy answers don’t work when it comes to solving challenges like climate change or the energy transition. That’s why we are systems-level thinkers. Our goal at every step is to find sustainable and profitable pathways that allow more people to live better lives without exhausting the finite resources of our planet.

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Get things done with us.

We are innovative problem-solvers and doers. Behind our work are some of today’s brightest minds in sustainable development. Our industry-seasoned engineers, technicians, and researchers work hand-in-hand with the institute’s internationally renowned academic faculty to advance the ideas and technologies shaping what sustainability will look like tomorrow.

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Work—and grow—with us.

We are the perfect fit for professionals from across industry and academia in search of a uniquely dynamic, hands-on working environment that is driven at every level by problem-solving. Our faculty, researchers, and staff value the many opportunities to contribute their talents and hone their skills that our growing, project-based organization offers.

Staff Positions

Prognostic and Health Management Engineer (5446BR)
The Prognostic and Health Management Engineer will 1) develop models and algorithms to assess the condition of electro-mechanical systems 2) conduct and manage research and develop projects focused on PHM or data analytics 3) Analyze the function and performance of electro-mechanical systems including failure modes.  Candidates with more years of experience are invited to apply and will be considered for a more senior position.

Materials Staff Engineer (5653BR)
The Materials Staff Engineer will support existing research projects focused on sustainable manufacturing, repair, and remanufacturing of structural metallic components, with focus on:  metallurgical analysis, surface modification, additive manufacturing, and condition assessment / non-destructive evaluation.

Recycling Technical Program Manager (5679BR)
The Recycling Tech Program Manager will lead and develop the recycling research program at GIS.  Responsibilities will include developing a business plan and a research and development lab for a recycling testbed, conducting assessments of company recycling processes and facilities, and leading outreach/business development with companies and government agencies.

Remanufacturing Technical Program Manager (5719BR)
The Remanufacturing Technical Program Manager will lead and expand the remanufacturing research program at GIS.  Responsibilities will include developing a business plan and growing laboratory facilities supporting reman research and development, and leading outreach/business development with companies and government agencies.

Sr. Materials Scientist (6019BR)
The Sr. Materials Scientist will perform and manage materials and metallurgical analysis for internal research, and for external customers.  Work will include:  material and process selection for new products, product failure analysis and industrial process quality improvement, and existing research programs in remanufacturing and recycling (including development of additive manufacturing and non-destructive evaluation processes).

Materials Post Doc (5655BR)
Selected candidate will be a core research team member supporting a new project exploring the use of ultrasonic surface modification to offset the effects of fatigue in carbon and alloy steels.

Economic & Policy Analyst (5478BR)
The Economic & Policy Analyst is responsible for conducting policy and economics research on a variety of topics related to sustainability and circular economy. Research and data collection, statistical economic and policy analysis, and evaluation and interpretation of results. 

Sr. Economic & Policy Analyst (5479BR)
The Sr. Economic Analyst is responsible for conducting the highest level of policy and economics research on a variety of topics related to sustainability and circular economy. Defines, designs, develops, conducts and leads research and data collection, statistical economic and policy analysis, and evaluation and interpretation of results. 

Technical Program Manager, Green Chemistry (5774BR)
The Technical Program Manager, Green Chemistry will leverage their knowledge of green chemistry concepts, key issues facing industry and consumers, program management skills, and relevant funding sources to grow the NYSP2I green chemistry program.

Pollution Prevention Engineer (6130BR)
The P2 Engineer will provide assistance to a broad array of NYS companies. This may include assessing manufacturing processes to identify areas of improvement, researching and identifying environmentally preferable and cost-effective alternatives, and assisting companies in meeting sustainability certifications/scorecards.

Senior Pollution Prevention Engineer (6128BR)
The Senior P2 Engineer will serve as project manager managing multiple, concurrent projects, as well as mentoring other staff or students on the project team. The Senior P2 Engineer will develop project proposals, final technical reports, trade articles, and case studies, and also present project results to clients at all levels of the organization.  The Senior P2 Engineer will also be responsible for assisting the team in searching for, applying and writing federal & state grant proposals.

Faculty Positions

There are no positions open at this time.