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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: Multifunc Structs & Mtrls - 250464
Pay Grade: R1 - 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 talented individuals with experience in Composite Fabrication. Join our team and apply today!

The Structural Materials (SM) Division of the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and highly talented engineer to perform research in the area of composite materials and manufacturing. This position will conduct cutting edge research in the development and testing of new polymer and ceramic matrix composites, as well as help to determine cost-effective manufacturing solutions with these materials. The engineer will be expected to provide input during part design to aid in material selection and design-for-manufacturing considerations. 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.
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. Additionally, the engineer will help build UDRI business through proposal writing and selling growing capabilities to prospective customers.

Minimum Qualifications:

R1 Minimum Qualifications:
• BS in science or engineering from a nationally-accredited university. Must have degree by June 2024.
• Experience with composite materials, design, and manufacturing in either polymer or ceramic matrices.
• Experience with “hands-on” and moderately physical work in a laboratory or shop environment.
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Experience working well with others in a collaborative environment and ability to motivate fellow team members.
• Experience with critical thinking and ability to drive a project to completion with little or no supervision.
• Experience properly documenting technical data generated by work projects.
• Proficiency using Microsoft Office Products.
• Due to security clearance requirements of this position, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen. Permanent residents (green card holders) are not eligible for this position.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

• Demonstrated project leadership experience.
• Composite experience in a manufacturing environment.
• Demonstrated experience documenting technical work in reports and presentations.
• Proficiency in CAD, FEA, math software, and/or computer programming.

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