Research Engineer III (Huntsville)

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
May 29, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Engineering Administration

Division Name

Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title

Research Engineer III (Huntsville)

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

2 years

Job Summary

This is a two year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment will be contingent upon availability of funding.

This is a pool posting for future vacancies in this job classification. Applications will be considered active for a period of six months from the posting date

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is seeking candidates for multiple positions for Research Engineer/Scientist. A Research Engineer/Scientist conducts research in various fields of engineering to design and develop technology and to carry out investigations, evaluation, and application of engineering theories and principles. These positions will be based on two-year terms which will be renewable based on performance and abilities to secure and support externally funded research.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

Performs a variety of research and development activities requiring the application of engineering or science-based practices and principles.

Designs, operates, maintains, and repairs specialized equipment and engineered systems utilizing engineering or science-based practices and principles.

Advises faculty, postdocs, students, and staff with engineering design, modification, prototype and process development, analysis procedures, and other engineering solutions.

Performs failure analysis, optimization studies and other investigations.

Evaluates findings to develop new concepts, equipment, or processes.

Ensures supplies are available and operational for use in projects.

May manage local computer systems for laboratory functionality.

Develops proposals, budgets, schedules and progress reports and presents results to internal and external stakeholders.

Prepares technical reports for long and short-range planning.

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Degree in science-related field or Engineering to include: Aerospace, Biosystems, Chemical, Civil, Software, Electrical and Computer, Industrial and Systems, Mechanical and Materials at the time employment begins.

Years of Experience

Level I requires no experience

Area of Experience

Experience in engineering and research practices and principles in microelectronics, automotive electronics, highway research, robotics and autonomous systems, metallurgy and materials, asphalt technology, pulp and paper, transportation, energy technology, detection and food safety, cyber-security and information technology or experience in various fields of science that could include mathematics, physical sciences, life sciences, computer science, etc.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II- 2 years; Level III -4 years; Level IV-6 years; Level V- 8 years; Level VI- 10 years

Education Level

Advanced degrees may be considered in lieu of experience

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Some positions may require licensure as a professional engineer.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include a Masters or Doctoral degrees, Professional Engineering Licensure, Commercial Drivers License or Remote Pilot Certificate.

Salary Grade

Salary Range

$45,100 - $151,300

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EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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