ASSISTANT RESEARCH ENGINEER/SCIENTIST IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
The Johns Hopkins University Laboratory for Computational Sensing and Robotics (lcsr.jhu.edu) seeks an Assistant Research Engineer/Scientist to lead the development of mechanical systems and components for robots.
The ideal candidate is a highly motivated engineer, expected to work independently and in a group environment with faculty and students. The applicant will be expected to work with mechanical and electrical systems and on multiple projects in a fast-paced research and development environment.
This individual will utilize ProE/Solidworks to design and reverse engineer complex assemblies. She or he will contribute to conceptualization, proposals, execution, and logistics to facilitate research addressing critical robotics knowledge gaps.
Projects focus on robotics and range from one-off component development to large-scale coordinated efforts. Tasks focus on robot modification, custom fixtures, and data collection devices. Target platforms include medical robots, mobile robots (drones, underwater, self-driving cars), exoskeletons, and industrial robots.
Experience with robotic systems, complex assembly design, and rapid prototyping is preferred.
Managing multiple priorities
Interfacing with faculty, students, engineers, designers, and lab personnel
Researching, designing, and validating complex assemblies
Analyzing problems, providing solutions, and providing support
Documenting designs, assembly procedures, and installation protocols
Travel to research sites (will fluctuate with projects, but will generally be <10%).
Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent. Candidates with a lesser degree and significant experience in lieu of master's degree may be considered. Ph.D. is a plus
Demonstrated understanding of robot mechanical systems
Strong writing and organizational skills
Solid understanding of engineering principles needed to design, fabricate, and validate work
Strong background in complex assembly design
Experience in material selection and mechanical design principles
Basic knowledge and capability in manufacturing processes, both traditional (lathe, mill, casting, etc.) and modern (laser cutter, 3D printing, etc.)
Previous experience working on or with robotic systems
Preference for strong fabrication background
Preferred ProE/Solidworks experience
Knowledge of engineering best practices
Experience with Matlab, Python, or similar computational environment
This full time position is open immediately. Interested applicants should apply online via Interfolio at http://apply.interfolio.com/65214 using the Apply Now button. Please include a detailed resume/CV and at least three references.
More information about the "Research Engineer/Scientist" academic job track at Johns Hopkins may be found at: http://sites.krieger.jhu.edu/academic-council/files/2018/11/Academic-Titles_2018-11-07.pdf
Johns Hopkins University is committed to active recruitment of a diverse faculty and student body. The University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer of women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities and encourages applications from these and other protected group members. Consistent with the University's goals of achieving excellence in all areas, we will assess the comprehensive qualifications of each applicant.
Internal Number: A-65214-3
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