Associate Combustion Scientist

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Associate Combustion Scientist


Dayton, OH 

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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. Join our cutting edge team and apply today!

This position covers sample preparation, material flammability testing, instrument calibration and repair, instrument maintenance and operation, ISO 9001 laboratory management, report writing, and costing of small projects. The position also supports general materials science and materials chemistry needs, including material synthesis and thermal analysis characterization. Additional attributes sought include strong analytical and communication skills, detail-oriented and capable of completing multiple time-sensitive tasks, ability to prioritize workloads, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

Minimum Qualifications
• BS degree Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or other relevant discipline.
• Familiar with thermal analysis and thermal decomposition behavior of materials.
• Experience with handling chemicals and reading product safety data sheets.
• Effective written and oral communication skills.
• Must be a U.S. citizen

Preferred Qualifications

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

• Experience with material flammability testing methods (ASTM E1354, D7309).
• Experience with ISO 9001 lab procedures.
• Experience with costing jobs / quoting projects.
• Experience with heat release data interpretation.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint).

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.