Associate Research Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Associate Research Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and highly talented engineer to perform research in the area of composites testing and analysis. The successful candidate will have experience in performing advanced mechanical testing activities on polymer and ceramic matrix composites as well as metals in support of sponsored research activities in advanced materials. The applicant must be able to interpret and analyze experimental data, and be proficient in technical report writing. A successful candidate must be able to learn quickly and work independently. Strong consideration will be given to candidates with experience in laboratory management and ability to troubleshoot mechanical systems and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications
• A bachelor's degree in engineering from an accredited University
• Minimum 1 year of experience working with composites to measure mechanical behavior and material properties
• Experience conducting advanced mechanical tests using servo-hydraulic and electro-mechanical test machines and design of test fixtures
• Experience with strain gages, LVDT's and extensometers
• Successful experience in the setup and execution of standard mechanical test procedures following ASTM, ISO, and MIL Standards
• Ability to perform data acquisition, analysis, and interpretation
• Proven time management skills / work habits
• Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally
• Due to funding from US Government Agencies, US citizenship is required for this position

Preferred Qualifications

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

• Experience with composite fabrication equipment such as presses, autoclave, injection molder, VARTM, etc.
• Experience with SolidWorks, AutoCAD and LabView
• Troubleshooting of mechanical systems and equipment.
• Demonstrated successful experience with calibration, maintenance, and operation of ancillary equipment in a mechanical testing facility

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.


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.