Associate Research Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Associate Research Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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UDRI is 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 2022 alone exceeded $220 million.

The University of Dayton is currently seeking entry-level research engineer to work in the Nondestructive Evaluation (NDE) Research Laboratory. This position will provide a broad base of support in assisting research engineers with various technical and analytical activities. Responsibilities include but are not limited to: the use of equipment to acquire and analyze measurement and microscopy data; performing experimental studies; reporting and documenting data and results, creating technical content for proposals and reports.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in an engineering or technical area is required
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and Matlab.
• Excellent organizational, writing and communication skills.
• A self-motivated individual with an aptitude for following procedures.
• Experience with digital and optical microscopes, processing digital data and data acquisition systems.
• Due to the nature of this position, applicant must be a U.S. citizen and have the ability to pass a national agency check.

Preferred Qualifications

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

• Experience with instrumentation and measurement devices.
• Experience with vibratory processing methods

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.