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The Axia Institute

Michigan State University
Katherine A. Franz, Executive Director
715 E. Main Street, Suite 115
Midland, Michigan 48640
Phone: 989-423-2046
E-mail: axiainstitute@msu.edu

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Job Opportunities

 

Fixed Term Research Faculty Position in Supply Chain Digitization (Digital Value Chain Portfolio Leader)
for the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions. The position is to be located in Midland, MI.

 

The Department of Supply Chain Management in the Eli Broad College of Business at Michigan State University invites applications for a fixed-term research faculty position in the area of Supply Chain Digitization particularly focusing on end-to-end transformation, entrepreneurial activities and bringing technology to market.  Candidates must have an earned PhD in any one of the following areas “Supply Chain Management, Information Systems, Electrical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, another closely related scientific discipline”.  The position will be filled at the Assistant, Associate or Full Professor level depending on the qualifications and record of the successful candidate. This is a research appointment through the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions® to be located in Midland, MI. (https://axia.broad.msu.edu/)

 

Supply Chain Digitization encompasses the advanced use of the latest digital and communication technology for supply chain optimization through integrating and automating of business processes. Supply Chain Digitization, therefore, can enhance the value chain by solving industry challenges such as reduction in shipping time and cost, reduction of inventories, improved material tracking and staging, extending the shelf life of products and product authentication.

 

Supply Chain Digitization may include, for instance, Block Chain, Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Auto-ID, RFID, GPS, Telemetry, Enterprise Resource Planning, Warehouse Management Systems, etc.  The successful candidate will be expected to establish a sustainable research program based on external funding that complements the Axia Institute mission and vision. Opportunities to design and lead the online executive education programs with Axia’s leadership team.

 

The successful candidate will be expected to work in collaboration with other faculty and the Axia Institute and bridge the gap between researchers and external private sector and public sector partners. It is expected and this individual will be highly capable to develop an externally funded program in the area of business analytics, IOT technologies, cyber security, and systems across the supply chain. Research projects and demonstrated experience that focus in the logistics or pharma industries as well as experience with industry-academic consortium development and management will be considered more valuable.

 

Those capable of creating and establishing the digitization portfolio and with a clear path to commercialization will merit special consideration.

 

Candidate evaluations will be based on their ability for entrepreneurial thinking and for obtaining self-sustainable funding.  Candidates should have a record of obtaining external industry and Federal/State grant funding, particularly SBIR or equivalent grants. This position requires that a significant portion of salary support be secured from external sources.

 

Michigan State University is proactive in exploring opportunities for employment for dual career couples, both inside and outside the University. Information about MSU’s dual career support can be found at http://miwin.msu.edu/.  Information about WorkLife at MSU and the Eli Broad College of Business can be found at https://worklife.msu.edu/.

 

Interested individuals should submit an application for this position through Michigan State University’s Job Applicant Site: http://careers.msu.edu/ and refer to position Digitization Leader Job Posting #619051.  Applicants must submit a detailed resume, a cover letter summarizing their qualifications, vision statements for teaching and research, and the names and contact information for at least three references. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until the position is filled. Nominations or questions are welcome by contacting the hiring manager through email at sswami@msu.edu.

Post-Doctoral Supply Chain Management Position
for the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions. The position is to be located in Midland, MI.

 

The Axia Institute is seeking post-doctoral supply chain management candidates to perform research in the pharmaceutical and logistics spaces.

Candidates must be pursing their Ph.D. in supply chain management or a closely related discipline. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume with references to: The Axia Institute; Attention: Supply Chain Management Post-Doctoral Candidate; 715 E. Main Street, Suite 115; Midland, MI 48640.

Intern Position
for the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions. The position is to be located in Midland, MI.

 

Concentration of studies in Supply Chain Management/Finance – Job duties will include but are not limited to: Creating and maintaining spreadsheets (making pivot tables, charts and graphs), website content, and helping with events.

Candidates must be pursuing Business Degree at a higher level institute. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume with references to: The Axia Institute; Attention: Summer Intern; 715 E. Main Street, Suite 115; Midland, MI 48640.

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Graduate Scholars Endowment position
for the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions. The position is to be located in Midland, MI.

 

In search of outstanding MSU graduate assistants, interns, or student research assistants to engage in research relevant to the mission of the Axia Institute. Please see research areas of focus and example projects on our website: https://axia.broad.msu.edu/.

Graduate students should provide: prior academic records, relevant work experience, and a letter of application demonstrating an understanding of the mission of the Institute. Salary commensurate with experience. Send information to: The Axia Institute; Attention: Dow Graduate Scholars Endowment Position; 715 E. Main Street, Suite 115; Midland, MI 48640.

The Herbert H. and Grace A. Dow Foundation Junior Research Fellows Endowment Position
for the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions. The position is to be located in Midland, MI.

 

In search of an outstanding MSU post-doctoral candidate and/or junior research associate to engage in research relevant to the mission of the Axia Institute. Please see research areas of focus and example projects on our website: https://axia.broad.msu.edu/.

Post-doctoral candidates and junior research associates should provide: doctoral dissertations, any prior scholarly publications, relevant work experience formal research proposals for potential pursuit at the Institute and the recommendation of their preceptors, instructors and/or employers. Tuition reimbursement commensurate with experience. Send information to: The Axia Institute; Attention: Dow Jr. Research Fellow; 715 E. Main Street, Suite 115; Midland, MI 48640.

The Charles J. Strosacker Foundation Graduate Research Internship Endowment position
for the Axia Institute: Delivering Value Chain Solutions. The position is to be located in Midland, MI.

 

To provide MSU graduate students the opportunity to engage in research experiences at the Midland Research Institute. Please see research areas of focus and example projects on our website: https://axia.broad.msu.edu/.

MSU graduate students who want to engage in research relevant to the Axia Institute.  Graduate students should provide: a cover letter, resume and references. Salary commensurate with experience. Send information to: The Axia Institute; Attention: Strosacker Graduate Research Internship; 715 E. Main Street, Suite 115; Midland, MI 48640.