Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
MERL is located about 10 minutes east of the University of Minnesota East Bank campus, and is available via bus routes 3A & 3B to Como Ave SE & 29th Ave SE. On-street parking also available
*Duties/responsibilities: -performing high level experimental, theoretical, and numerical research and data analysis (40%) -presentation, publication, and proposal preparation (35%) -laboratory organization and management (25%)
A research scientist is needed to perform and manage fundamental and applied internal combustion (diesel and spark ignition) engine research. The research can involve use of exhaust gas and particle measurement instrumentation for evaluation of exhaust aftertreatment devices, fuels and fuel additives, and novel pollution control schemes. Also involved is the design of complex testing apparatus' including process control and data acquisition systems. Generally, the job requires the person to conceive ideas for research, write project proposals, formulate manpower and budget requirements, conduct research, write technical reports, and author or co-author technical publications. The position simultaneously fulfills leadership and support functions on research projects, as required.
*Required qualifications: -Advanced degree with one or more years of research training. -Hands-on mechanical skills in metal fabrication, machining, welding, plumbing and electrical. -Demonstrated knowledge of university research practices including writing papers, proposals, and project reports.
*Preferred qualifications: -Awarded PhD in Mechanical Engineering or other closely related field. -3+ years experience in experimental internal combustion engine research. -Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Internal Number: 338055
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