Post Doctoral Researcher

Job Description


Golisano College of Computing & Info Sciences

GCCIS - Interactive Games & Media

Job Summary

Post-Doc position in Geographic Information Sciences using Unity game engine. The project is to develop a cyber exercise game for the Army Cyber Institute (ACI) at West Point.

Job Responsibilities

The post-doc will:

  • Independently conduct research to include, but not limited to: constructing hypotheses, design and planning of research studies, data management, model development, conducting experiments or assessments, analysis and interpretation of research results, and evaluation of research techniques.
  • Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders
  • Disseminate and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, reports, meetings, workshops, and conferences.
  • Assist in the writing of grant proposals.
  • May assist in teaching classes.
  • May mentor and assist undergraduate and/or graduate students
  • May assist in managing research laboratories.

Additional information regarding this position can be found at: https://www.rit.edu/news/rit-researchers-create-serious-video-game-infrastructure-resilience-cyberattacks

Required Qualifications

  • Requires a minimum of a Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degree in game design and development, computer science, or geographical information sciences.
  • Experience in Geographic Information Systems and Unity game engine strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrates the ability to plan and execute research.
  • Knowledge of applicable research methods and analytical procedures.
  • Knowledge of publishing/reporting requirements.
  • Excellent teamwork and communication skills.
  • Demonstrates potential for original or collaborative scholarship.
  • Scientific writing skills demonstrated through peer-reviewed publications

Required Minimum Education Level


Work Location

Hybrid Remote/On-campus

Employment Category


Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

What do we believe at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We are dedicated to building a diverse community, one where employees feel a sense of belonging, and are valued for their contributions and the perspectives they bring.

As a member of the RIT community, you'll receive a comprehensive employee benefits package that offers multiple options and access to additional employment advantages. You can tailor your benefit elections to meet your needs (affordable medical/dental/vision benefits; paid vacation/sick time/retirement saving plan with exceptional employer match; and tuition assistance for you and your family, to name a few).

Department/College Description

The College: The Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences prepares students to change the world through computing; GCCIS is home to the departments of Computer Science, Software Engineering, Computing Security, School of Information, and the School of Interactive Games and Media. The college's PhD program in Computer and Information Sciences is ranked 74th in the nation by the U.S. News & World Report and 63rd by CSRankings.org. The college has over 130 full?time faculty and more than 3,600 undergraduate and 950 graduate students. RIT is an interdisciplinary research hub, with research groups and communities encompassing a range of domain areas, including the Global Cybersecurity Institute (https://rit.edu/cybersecurity), RITs Personalized Healthcare Technology initiative (https://pht.rit.edu), the Center for Human?Aware Artificial Intelligence (https://rit.edu/chai), the Center for Accessibility and Inclusion Research (https://cair.rit.edu), the Center for Advancing STEM Teaching, Learning and Evaluation (https://rit.edu/castle/), the Media Arts Games Interaction Creativity (MAGIC) Center (https://magic.rit.edu), the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (https://ccrg.rit.edu/), the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (https://rit.edu/sustainabilityinstitute/).

IGM: The School of Interactive Games and Media (IGM)is one of six administrative units within GCCIS. IGM has over 30 full-time faculty and is committed to excellence in teaching and research. IGM offers undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees in Game Design and Development and New Media Interactive Development, a Master of Science in Game Design and Development, and an accelerated BS/MS in Game Design and Development. IGM provides leadership, administrative, financial, and logistical support to nearly 900 undergraduate students (including mandatory co-op experience) and about 60 graduate students making it one of the largest degree programs at RIT. IGM is currently ranked in the top 10 of the Princeton Review, US News & World Report, and the Animation Career Review for Game Design and Development programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels. IGM is also home to several labs and research centers, especially in the areas of GeoGames, Geographic Information Science and Technology, and Open Sources Data and Software. IGM also plays a large research and delivery role working closely with RITs MAGIC (Media, Arts, Games, Interaction & Creativity) Center, which is a university-wide collaboration for research and publishing in games and digital media. The MAGIC Center is comprised of both a university research & development center and an independent game publishing studio.

How To Apply

In order to be considered for this position, you must apply for it at: http://careers.rit.edu/staff . Click the link for search openings and in the keyword search field, enter the title of the position or the BR number.

Additional Details

The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to hr@rit.edu . Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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