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Associate Research Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff, University Staff
Department: Advanced Materials Characterization - 4344
Pay Grade: P1 - Exempt
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Position Summary: Performs the functions of an associate research engineer in mechanical engineering specializing in support of contracted research programs focused on behavior and life prediction of aerospace materials, with special attention given to the understanding of metals used in aerospace applications. Major duties will be performed at the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (WPAFB) facility and include: practical design and/or procurement of test equipment and fixtures, development of test protocols and procedures, and hands-on execution of experiments. Additional duties include performing literature surveys, technical report writing, detailed microstructural characterization, developing experimental procedures, and computer programming.
Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s in Mechanical Engineering
• Applicants must be a Citizen of the U.S.A. and be able to pass a National Agency Check for continued employment.
• Experience with instruments and equipment used in a materials testing facility.
• Must be able to generate test specimen and fixture designs using Solidworks and AutoCad
• Familiar with programming in Python and MATLAB.
• Familiar with C/C++ or Fortran.
• Experience with practices used to prepare specimens for image analysis.
• Proficient with optical and scanning electron microscopes (SEM).
• Experience in presenting technical information.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated experience in characterizing relationships between microstructural features and damage through optical microscopy and image analysis tools is preferred.
• Experience in developing software tools for automation of image processing desired.
• Familiar with performing mechanical tests utilizing servohydraulic and electric load frames.
• Familiar with the principals of fracture mechanics.
• Acquainted with software tools used to model material or structure behavior for test design.
• A strong interest and ability to develop new equipment and control systems as well as implement innovative design solutions for existing tools.

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Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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