Senior Research Engineer

South Dakota School of Mines & Technology

Pierre, SD

ID: 7063464
Posted: February 11, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

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South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is seeking a Senior Research Engineer. The Senior Research Engineer must have demonstrated ability to conduct successful engineering/scientific research in polymer and/or polymer composite processing and property characterization, and knowledge, familiarity and hands on experience with polymer processing equipment and characterization methods (rheological, thermal, microscopic, spectroscopic, etc.). The successful candidate will be strongly motivated, be an intellectually creative team player, and possess willingness to interact effectively with corporate and government clients. Additionally, the selected candidate must be capable and motivated to work on multiple projects in a range of established and developing research areas and have the ability to collaborate on writing research proposals. Good written and presentation skills are required.

A PhD in Materials Engineering/Science, Polymer Engineering/Science, Chemical Engineering or related field is required.

Established in 1885, the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is a science and engineering research university located in Rapid City, South Dakota. South Dakota Mines is a public university offering bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering and science.

Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24. Our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,550 students from 46 states and 41 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment out of 302 similar institutions across the United States. The SD Mines placement rate for recent graduates is 97 percent.

Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 75,443 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, bicycling, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit:

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin March 11, 2020 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.


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