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Research Intern

Employer
Virginia Commonwealth University
Location
Virginia, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Jul 12, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Type
Part Time
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Job Code/Title 82762 - H - Lab/Research Technician 2 Position Number HU1529 Working Title Research Intern Department Mechanical And Nuclear Engineering Organizational Overview

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery — the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It’s a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive. VCU offers employees a generous leave package, career paths for advancement, competitive pay, and an opportunity to do mission-driven work.

Recruitment Pool All Applicants Anticipated Hiring Range $12-$15 Campus Monroe Park Campus Position Type Hourly Hours/Week up to 29 hrs Normal work days Monday - Friday; varies Normal work hours 8am-5pm; varies by need Job Category Research Does this position provide patient or clinical services to the VCU Health System? No Does this position require a pre-placement medical assessment? No Is any portion of this position grant-funded? Yes - Continuation of this position depends on funding of the grant. Sensitive Position No Resource Critical No Description of the Job
Since its inception in 1996, the Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering has brought innovative, real-world engineering education to Central Virginia. Comprised of five different departments plus the Dean’s office, the College of Engineering enrolls more than 1,700 undergraduate and 250 graduate students in several degree programs supported by approximately 550 full-time, part-time, and student employees. As part of a premier research university known for
tenacity, love of the city, and commitment to diversity and access, the College of Engineering values the significant and the positive impact of our people and ideas in the promotion of regional and global prosperity involving research and life sciences.

The department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering invites applicants to apply for the position of Research Intern. The Research Interns will be responsible for the day-to-day activities required in molten salt study. Specifically, duties will include:
  • Perform general clerical tasks necessary for daily operation of the laboratory.
  • Assist the Principal Investigator (PI) in conducting new research
    projects in phase diagram, molten salt fluid and heat transports,
    molten salt data dissemination, and/or artificial neural network
    training.
  • Consistently design and conduct experiments independently
    leading to the generation of high-quality data for manuscripts.
  • Assist the PI with the editing and preparation of manuscripts.
  • Compile results of experiments and weekly report to supervisor.
  • Carry out other research-related duties as needed.
Required Qualifications
  • Background in computational and/or experimental methods.
  • Exceptional ability to coordinate and conduct multiple work either experimental or computational studies simultaneously.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and manage time effectively.
  • Familiarity with the research process and principles of research design are required.
  • Previous experience working in a laboratory and computational field.
  • The candidate must also be able to work with researchers with varied cultural and educational backgrounds.
  • The College of Engineering supports a diverse faculty, staff, and student environment. The candidate will demonstrate experience that shows their commitment to fostering such an environment
Preferred Qualifications
  • Willingness to learn and use specialized techniques
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical, Chemical, and/or Nuclear Engineering or related field. Candidates working towards their degree are also given preference.
Job Open Date 07/12/2021 Remove from posting on or before Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicants Additional Information Quick Link https://www.vcujobs.com/postings/107760 Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have experience working in a research laboratory environment?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Tell me more about your ability to function independently and as a member of a team in a constantly changing environment and the ability to take initiative, problem solve, and meet deadlines.

    (Open Ended Question)

Optional & Required Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Other Document


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