Materials Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Materials Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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Join UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2020 alone exceeded $169 million. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation.

The candidate selected for this position will execute research programs related to the chemical analysis of varied metallic and non metallic materials. The individual must have experience with a wide variety of materials analysis techniques so as to ensure the timely, accurate analysis and interpretation of material data related to these techniques.

Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor's degree in relevant technical disciplines, specifically chemistry, chemical/materials engineering or materials science.
A minimum of 3+ years of experience in a related field, focused on chemistry or chemical analysis is required. Knowledge of materials analysis techniques (IR, AA, XRF, ICP, DSC, TGA, GC-MS, etc.) is necessary.
A desired candidate must demonstrate a history of hands-on laboratory experience.
This position interacts directly with US Government research organizations as well as industrial customers; therefore experience with both Government and/or industrial customers is required. Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship is required.
The ability to obtain at SECRET security clearance is required..

Preferred Qualifications

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

Experience in managing a laboratory focused on chemical analysis.
Capable of effectively applying comprehensive knowledge and skills in a sustained and consistent manner as a member of a research group.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills as well as demonstrated experience in time management.
Previous experience executing test plans, conducting experiments, assisting with and analyzing data, and contributing to or generating customer deliverables such as reports and presentations.
Experience independently identifying appropriate research projects, obtaining support for such projects, and successfully conducting or providing technical leadership in the resultant investigations.
Knowledge of general wet chemistry techniques such as titration and digestion.
Ability to troubleshoot equipment, understand the mechanical intricacies of test equipment, and the ability to modify and/or optimize equipment for unique customer projects is a preferred skillset.
Previous clearance to Special Access Programs (SAP) or the reasonable expectation to be granted SAP clearances is a preferred quality.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and 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.

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.