Employment Opportunities

Research Engineer

Apply now Job No: 498025
Work Type: Staff Part Time - Partial benefits (1000-1499 hours)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff
Department: Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering - 220430
Pay Grade: C - Exempt
Applications close:

Position Summary:

The Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of Dayton is
seeking highly motivated and highly talented engineer to perform research
and engineering in the area of combustion and hydrocarbon fuel analysis.
The work will involve the analysis of combustion rig data, technical
writing, and testing of hydrocarbon fuels. This will include the publication
of archival publications, writing code for the analysis of data, and the
development of predictive models. The engineer will also be tasked with
operating and maintaining laboratory equipment, building testing
apparatuses, preparing reports and presentations, and purchasing required
materials, equipment, and supplies. Therefore we are looking for candidates
with various combinations of experience including, but not limited to:
combustion data analysis, chemical analysis, running experimental
equipment, coding, technical reporting and writing, model verification and
validation, and interpreting the results.

This is a temporary position for one year.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A master’s degree in science or engineering from an accredited university.
• Ability to perform “hands-on” with moderately physical work in a
laboratory or shop environment.
• Proficiency in numerical modeling
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and
• Ability to work well with others and motivate fellow team members.
• Ability to think critically and drive a project to completion with minimal
• Ability to properly document technical data generated by work projects.
• Proficient in Microsoft Office products.
• Due to security clearance requirements of this position, the applicant must
be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Demonstrated successful experiences performing “hands-on” work in a
laboratory or shop environment.
• Demonstrated successful experiences working well with others and
motivating fellow team members.
• Demonstrated successful experiences in critical thinking and driving
projects to completion with little or no supervision.
• Demonstrated successful experiences of properly documenting technical
data generated by work projects which can include published technical
papers or reports.
• Demonstrated successful experiences in combustion and chemical
• More than 7 years of experience working for an aircraft engine manufacturer
• Proficiency in computer programming.
• Expertise in aircraft engine fuel nozzle design
• Expertise in fuel coking occurring in gas turbine engines
• Expertise in the combustion of alternative fuels within jet engines

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This is a temporary one year position working, part-time between 20 to 30 hours per week. 

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.


Back to search results Apply now Refer a friend

Share this:

| More