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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
Department: Advanced Materials Charac - 250468
Pay Grade: R1/R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package, and more? UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. Seeking a talented materials engineer to join a multidisciplinary research group in execution of research specifically dealing with problems in the areas of high temperature material behavior and environmental effects in aerospace materials.

The Advanced Materials Characterization Group that is part of the Structural Materials (SM) Division at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and talented materials engineer to join a multidisciplinary research group in execution of research specifically dealing with problems in the areas of high temperature material behavior and environmental effects in aerospace materials. Major job duties include: Providing technical expertise on characterizing material behavior, microstructure, residual stress, and damage evolution. Conducting experiments, data analysis, and developing new approaches for determining the behavior of structural materials. Characterizing microstructure and damage mechanisms using metallurgical tools. This position is located at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate on Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The successful candidate is expected to provide technical expertise to the AFRL research team to define and meet project objectives, and to summarize findings in technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations. Additional attributes sought include strong interpersonal and communication skills, detail oriented and capable of completing multiple time-sensitive tasks, able to prioritize workloads, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications:

R1 Minimum Qualifications:
• BS in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics from a nationally accredited university.
• Experience with the tools and equipment used in a materials testing facility.
• Experience with programming/scripting for data analysis or modeling.
• Experience with optical and electron microscopes.
• Basic understanding of non-destructive evaluation techniques.
• Basic understanding of residual stress and experimental methods for measurement techniques.
• Experience presenting technical information.
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Applicants must be a Citizen of the U.S.A. and be able to pass a National Agency Check for continued employment.

R2 Minimum Qualifications:
An R2 must meet all R1 minimum qualifications in addition to the qualifications listed below:
• Completion of Master’s Degree by June 2023
• A minimum of two years of directly related experience in a mechanical test laboratory

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

• Demonstrated successful experience with the tools and equipment used in a materials testing facility.
• Demonstrated successful experience with optical and electron microscopes.
• Experience with analytical tools, such as electron dispersive spectroscopy and electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) microscopy.
• Experience with finite element analysis for solid mechanics applications.
• Demonstrated successful experience presenting technical information at conferences.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

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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