Research Scholar

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The purpose of this position is to hire a research scholar to help lead a laboratory-based research project related to energy harvesting. The goal of the project is to convert the mechanical motion of waves into electricity.

Carry out experiments in the laboratory including designing mechanical parts that convert the random oscillatory motions of sea water into more regular motions. These motions will be used to convert mechanical energy into electricity.

Is Time Limited:


If Yes, Appointment Length:

7 months

Job City & State:

Raleigh, NC

Classification Title:

Temporary-Professional NonFaculty

Working Title:

Research Scholar

Work Schedule:

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm or Flex time as needed

Other Work/Responsibilities:

Attend group research meetings and other research meetings. Help write quarterly and final reports. Write papers to report research. Co-mentor undergraduate researchers and collaborate with other lab members.

Minimum Experience/Education:

PhD in Mechanical Engineering preferred but not required.

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Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

PhD in Mechanical Engineering preferred. Ideally, applicant will have hands on experience working in a laboratory environment with fabrication experience.

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Valid NC Driver's License required?:


Commercial Driver's License Required?:


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Job No:
Posted: 1/8/2021
Application Due: 1/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time