Associate Research Engineer / Research Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Associate Research Engineer / Research Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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Are you a Electronics Failure Analysis Engineer or Physicist looking for a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package and paid holidays? The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. Join our team of talented professionals and become part of our exciting and cutting edge research.

The Electronics Failure Analysis Group that is part of the Structural Materials (SM) Division at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and talented engineer or physicist to join a fast-paced group with duties to include hand’s-on failure analysis of electrical and electronic components and systems, use of electronic test equipment, and writing technical reports. 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. This position is located at Wright-Patterson AFB. Applicant must be a US Citizen.

Minimum Qualifications

R1 Minimum Qualifications:
• BS in engineering or physics from nationally-accredited university.
• Documented experience in a laboratory or production environment.
• Ability to read and analyze basic electronic schematics and wiring diagrams.
• Experience with common electrical/electronic test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, and power supplies.
• Experience with hand-soldering and using common hand tools.
• Experience with basic troubleshooting of electronic equipment and systems.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to acquire DoD Secret Clearance.

R2 Minimum Qualifications
An R2 must meet all R1 minimum qualifications and have 3 years of directly related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

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

• Experience in electrical/electronic failure analysis techniques.
• Ability to perform basic statistical analysis.
• Ability to design electrical/electronic systems.
• Experience in environmental testing (temperature, vibration, etc.).
• Experience with data acquisition systems and related software (e.g. LabVIEW).
• Experience with analytical tools such as scanning electron microscope (SEM) and energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDS).
• Experience with performing cross-sections of components.
• Experience with electrical power systems (motors, generators, circuit breakers, contactors, programmable loads, etc.).
• Experience with electrical wiring and connectors.
• Familiarization with electronic manufacturing and related hardware (printed circuit board fabrication, soldering, component packages, etc.).
• Familiarization with material properties.
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Proficiency with Microsoft Excel, MATLAB.
• Holds a U.S. DoD Secret Clearance.

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.