University of Texas at Arlington Research Institute (UTARI) bridges the gap between academic research and product development in the areas of Advanced Manufacturing, Biomedical Technologies, Robotics, and Energy/Water/Environment and is a major source of research revenue for UT Arlington (100 M per year by 2017) www.uta.edu/utari
A Research Scientist II plans and conducts experiments to increase the body of scientific knowledge on topics related to the field of study.
Invent, design, model, simulate and test micro scale devices for microfluidic, MEMS, and sensor applications Work in all aspects of the device development cycle: design, simulation, fabrication and testing Work on process development and prototyping. Manage industry / academia collaboration Lead technology programs and assist in transferring technology towards commercialization Contribute patentable ideas and prepare patent disclosures and patent applications. Deliver effective presentations, reports and publications internally and externally as appropriate. Identify funding opportunities and prepare and submit proposals to government agencies, industry, and academic partners
Other functions as assigned.
M.S. or Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Bioengineering, Materials Science, or Physics with a concentration in microsystems and microfluidics. At least 3 years of experience in the area of microsystems / microfluidics. Demonstrated hands-on experience of a complete microsystem that includes design, analysis, fabrication, and test. Must be able to work on ITAR related projects. Appointment will be based on qualifications of candidate selected. Applicants must include in their online resume the following information: 1) Employment history: name of company, period employed (from month/year to month/year), job title, summary of job duties and 2) Education: college or college degree, list school name, degree type, major, graduated or not, and hours completed if not graduated. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.
Modeling and analysis of microsystems and sensors using SolidWorks and ANSYS, including structural, thermal, electrostatic, electromagnetic, thermal, and/or fluidic analysis. Hands-on experience in complex experimental setup and automation, including software development in Labview. Capable of system instrumentation and working knowledge of system integration to enable testing. Demonstrated project leadership. Results published in peer reviewed journals. Aptitude for effective teamwork and self-starting independent work. Ability to interact with customers. Has a passion and interest in evaluating and applying breakthrough design solutions. Dynamic, results driven and inventive multi-disciplinary technical leader.Experience writing grants for federal and industrial funding with successful record on submitted proposalsExperience working with industry and / or start-ups.
May work around chemical fumes May work around standard office conditions May work around biohazards May work around chemicals May work around electrical and mechanical hazards Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation Use of manual dexterity Criminal background check conducted