Associate Research Engineer

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Ann Arbor, MI

ID: 7065528
Posted: March 24, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
The Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applicants for a 6 month term-limited Associate Research Engineer position. The research engineer will -

Install and maintain an experimental testbed for electrospray thruster testing. Implement diagnostics, conduct experimental campaigns, and synthesize data.
Assist head research engineer with high-vacuum facility upgrades and maintenance.
Support facility monitoring and maintenance during extended Hall thruster testing.
Mission Statement
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Required Qualifications*
Minimum of masters degree in aerospace engineering or similar field. Experience in high vacuum systems for electric propulsion testing. Experience in electrospray thrusters.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.


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