Research Associate, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics
Job posting number: #7180165
Posted: September 18, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionFounded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to over 50,000 students, 11,000 faculty and staff and 332,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 public research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”
With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, nine straight years of record enrollment, global leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 Conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.65 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.
The University of Cincinnati, College of Engineering and Applied Science invites applications for a Research Associate (NE) in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics. This is a half-time (50% of full-time) staff position to support the integration and testing of a new research experimental facility in the Intelligent Robotics and Autonomous Systems Lab (IRAS Lab) for space robotics and automation research.
Designs and constructs environment hardware settings based on given test requirements.
Integrates individually purchased or developed instruments into a general test system.
Develops simple software required for integrating instruments and hardware components.
Collects, analyses, and manages equipment’s test data and test results.
Writes test system’s general user’s manual and experimental instructions.
Creates and modifies 3D solid models of space vehicles and robotic systems for simulation.
Creates and edits graphic models and animation videos.
Independently works on hardware and software problems encountered in the system integration.
Decides how to solve problems and relies on available resources to resolve them.
Contributes effectively to the collective research team effort.
Monitors the compliance of lab activities to the applicable safety standards and policies.
Updates and maintains the webpage of the IRAS Lab.
Bachelor’s Degree in a related field.
In-depth knowledge of specialized field, process or discipline.
May require experience with specialized software programs.
Additional Qualifications Considered
Two years' work experience in an academic lab environment doing experimental work.
Two years' experience in an academic research lab doing robotics or mechatronics research.
Two years' hands-on experience with design and implementation of hardware test systems.
Familiar with engineering design and 3D modeling software Solid Works, Autodesk inventor and 3D Max, Adobe Photoshop.
Programming skill in C/C++, Python, OpenGL.
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Sitting - Continuously
Compensation and Benefits
UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.
Competitive salary range of $33.65 hourly.
Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.