QCML Research Engineer-WIU Faculty Assistant

Western Illinois University

Moline, IL

ID: 7081408
Posted: July 21, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Western Illinois University, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission, serves nearly 7,500 students at its traditional, residential four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its metropolitan branch campus in Moline, IL. Compliance to state and federal hiring standards is coordinated through WIU's Office of Equal Opportunity & Access.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity employer with a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, veterans, women and individuals with disabilities. WIU has a non-discrimination policy that includes discrimination based on an individual's membership in the following classes: sex, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, and any other classes protected by state or federal law.

Job Description:
APPOINTMENT: August 2021


Develop mathematical and computational models for materials processing and work with other researchers to design experiments to validate models
Conduct applied research and prepare reports related to advanced materials and manufacturing technologies, such as additive manufacturing
Write proposals for external funding in the development of advanced materials and manufacturing technologies
Publish research findings in technical journals
Operate and maintain advanced manufacturing equipment at the QCML
Supervise and train undergraduate students, technicians, and entry-level staff at the QCML
Other duties as assigned by the Director of QCML
Ability to teach courses in the WIU School of Engineering as required
RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package including domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/vpas/human_resources/benefits/.


Masters Degree in Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
U.S. citizenship/green card (to be able to access QCML on the Rock Island Arsenal)
Experience with computational modeling of materials, materials processing, or lattice-type structures
Relevant academic or professional work experience
Excellent verbal, written, and leadership skills
Be able to work effectively both independently and within a research group
Preferred Qualifications:

PhD in Materials Science/Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field
Publications in peer-reviewed technical journals
Experience with materials processing and modeling related to ballistic protection (armor)
Experience writing research proposals to agencies such as DOD, NSF, DOE, etc
Knowledge of metallographic specimen preparation, and analytical techniques such as XRD, SEM, and EBSD.
Experience with metal additive manufacturing processes, and other technologies at QCML
Ability to teach courses in the WIU School of Engineering
For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.


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