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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Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? UDRI invites qualified candidates to apply for our Associate Research Engineer opening!

An Associate Research Engineer/Scientist assists other researchers in measurement, testing and evaluation of aviation turbine fuels and related materials. Activities may include analytical work, construction of new devices, techniques and instrumentation to conduct property testing, etc. Part of their responsibilities include: constructing, operating, and maintaining experimental devices to achieve the prescribed research goals; acquiring, analyzing, interpreting and reporting scientific data; and maintaining chemical laboratory equipment and supplies. This person could contribute (or eventually contribute) to proposal efforts.

Minimum Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering or a related field of study (such as chemistry/biochemistry) OR equivalent work experience to demonstrate fundamental knowledge and experience in one or more of these fields
• General knowledge or interest in organic chemistry
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications including: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
• US Citizen required
Preferred Qualifications

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

* MS degree in a related discipline
* At least 1 year of experience in a related job or co-op position
* Previous experience constructing, operating, and/or maintaining laboratory experiments and laboratory instruments
• Previous experience acquiring, analyzing, and interpreting scientific data
• Previous experience maintaining chemical laboratory equipment and supplies
• Exhibits a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
• Exhibits effective interpersonal communication skills
• Exhibits strong self-motivation and initiative
• Demonstrated experience writing technical reports or proposals
• Demonstrated successful experience working/collaborating with colleagues, supervisors, or fellow students
* Experience with GC, GC-MS, ICP-MS, HPLC, other instrumental methods is a plus

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.