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Modeling and Simulation Specialist

Company: George Mason University
Location: Springfield
Posted on: January 28, 2023

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Modeling and Simulation Specialist

The George Mason University Rapid Prototyping Research Center (RPRC), within the Volgenau School of Engineering, seeks a Modeling and Simulation (M&S) Specialist. This is a part-time, hourly, non-student wage position. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.

The RPPC Center was selected for this initiative due to its unique background in research of C5I systems with a specific focus on Rapid Prototyping, Field Experimentation, and Analysis. This position will support a variety of research projects that focuses on modeling and simulating networking architectures for air, ground, space, and surface platforms. The position may require travel within the United States to support program requirements, and can be performed off campus.


  • Provide hands-on M&S programming services using STK, OPNET, Magic Draw, EMANE, and other M&S tools;

  • Identify and coordinate M&S requirements from various subcontractors related to air, ground, and surface networking architectures;

  • Provide solutions to intractable problems for sponsors; and

  • Assist the Principle Investigator to use M&S to assess network link connectivity, availability, accessibility, and reliability.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's Degree or higher;

    • Secret clearance;

    • Military background (Active Duty or Contractor);

    • Experience with M&S tools;

    • Strong MS Office skills with the ability to generate various charts and graphs to reflect and analyze M&S data;

    • Experience with project planning in support of program management requirements; and

    • Proficient skill in oral and written communication to ensure high quality presentations and reports.

      Preferred Qualifications:

      • Familiarity with Air, Ground, Surface, and Cyber platforms and weapons systems; and

      • Educational background in Mechanical Engineering, Fluid Dynamics, and Control Systems.

        Mason Engineering: The Future of Engineering is Here

        The Volgenau School of Engineering at George Mason University is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. The school boasts more than 8,600 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 250 full-time faculty who comprise the School, 90 are tenured, 50 are tenure-track, 85 are instructional faculty, and 25 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $60 million in sponsored research awards last year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. Located in the heart of Northern Virginia's technology corridor, Mason Engineering stands out for its research in many leading areas including artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The School highly encourages multidisciplinary research and provides faculty with opportunities to work with other disciplines.

        George Mason University is the largest public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 38,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason is located in the city of Fairfax in Northern Virginia at the doorstep of the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, with unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. Fairfax is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.

        In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing, and George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot Digital InnovAtion Building. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate Mason's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

        Special Instructions to Applicants

        For full consideration, applicants must apply for position number WGD480; at https://jobs.gmu.edu/ and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. The review of applications will start immediately, and continue until the position is filled.

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        Great Careers Begin at Mason!

        George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.

        Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.

        If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!

        George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition.

        Equity Statement

        George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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