Research Assistant, MIDE, 78209

UMKC Volker Campus
Jan 22, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Title: Research Assistant, MIDE, 78209
Location: UMKC Volker Campus
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 35419
Hiring Department

Missouri Institute for Defense & Energy(KMIDE)

Job Description

The Research Assistant shall oversee standup of the following two projects:

Project I – Electroplating Non-Metallics

(a) co-develop the processes for electroplating non-metallic parts, from post 3D printed or machined parts, from surface preparation (chemical and physical) to testing and delivery of the final product to all safety measures

(b) co-develop the lab layout and flow plan of (a), including electronic and hard copy record development, safety approvals from within the MIDE safety review committee and initial identification of supplies required

(c) executing plan/processes from (a) and (b) to achieve a functioning electroplating lab with formal measurement and report output to deliver to the local customer with their part

(d) perform actual electroplating, report generation and documentation and liaising, per requests from Joe Crow, Roy Allen or directly from the MIDE machine shop

Project II – Battery Measurements

(e) co-develop the standard-operating-procedures for novel battery testing

(f) setup the lab and flow of (e), including intake documentation of the batteries, to electronic and hard copy record development to safety approval of the testing procedures from within the MIDE safety review committee and identification of supplies required

(g) execute plan/processes from (e) and (f) to achieve a functioning battery test lab with formal measurement and report output to deliver to the customer; batteries will be inventoried and stored or returned to the requester.

(h) perform actual battery testing report generation and documentation and liaising, per requests from Anthony Caruso

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree

Full Time/Part Time

Part time



Application Deadline

Open until filled

Application Instructions

To be considered, you must complete the application which contains two (2) sections: 1. Name and Contact Information 2. Combine all application materials (a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, a list of at least three references) into one PDF or Microsoft Word document and upload as a resume attachment.

Limit document name to 50 characters. Maximum size limit is 11MB. Do not include special characters (e.g., /,&, %, etc.).

If you need technical assistance, please call (800) 488-5288.

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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.


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