Research Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Research Engineer


Eglin Afb, FL 

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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? Join our team at Eglin AFB located in Florida where we work to support the Air Force mission. We invite qualified candidates to apply for our Research Engineer opening This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

This position is located at Eglin AFB, Florida. Non-Supervisory Aerospace Research Engineer, Mechanical Research Engineer, or a General Research Engineer for a mid-level position in support of the Science and Technology Division (RWT), Computational Engineering Sciences Branch (RWMA) at Eglin AFB, in Valparaiso, Florida. The ideal candidate will have experience in finite-element and hydrocode Modeling, Simulation & Analysis techniques with a focus in modeling plasticity, damage, &/or fracture under dynamic loading. Will also have experience in software scripting techniques.

Minimum Qualifications
• Must possess a Masters degree in Science or Engineering (S&E) from an accredited academic institution. Applicant must list degree information on resume to include any professional military education
• A minimum of 2 years of related experience in addition to a Masters degree in Science or Engineering (S&E) from an accredited academic institution
• Proficiency in the use of finite element software for the analysis of complex systems
• Knowledge of Lagrangian continuum mechanics
• US Citizenship
• Must be able to obtain and maintain a Secret security clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

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

• PhD in engineering, physics, or related discipline from an accredited school
• Experience calibrating plasticity and fracture constitutive models for Lagrangian explicit dynamics simulations
• Program Management techniques and practices
• Knowledge of the following:
*Shockwave physics
*Computational Modeling and Simulation Techniques
*Eulerian continuum mechanics
*Molecular, Meso, and/or Continuum scale Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
*Equation of State, Reactive Burn, and/or Constitutive material model development for munition materials
*Industry or government Finite Element, Hydrocode, and/or Computational Fluid Dynamics software packages
*Pre-processing and post processing techniques of Computational Modeling, Simulation & Analysis
*Python, Matlab or other common scripting language
*AF munition full scale and sub scale testing processes and techniques
*Munition shock and impulse Modeling, Simulation & Analysis techniques
*Munition blast wave propagation & product flow in confined and open spaces
o Experience working with or within the Department of Defense research community
o Experience with developing and maintaining close liaison relationships with industry, academia and other Government agencies for Science and Technology (S&T).
o Experience with publication in recognized S&T journals.
o Ability to cultivate and sustain a professional environment of cooperation, cohesion and teamwork.
o Experience team building within a research community with communication skills to navigate creative tension and differences of opinions.
o Ability to anticipate and take steps to prevent counter-productive confrontations. Manages and resolves conflicts and disagreements in a constructive manner.

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.