Research Associate

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Research Associate

  • Employment Type: Staff - Regular
  • Employee Class: Unclassified PSA FT
  • Bargaining Unit: BU Exempt
  • Shift: 1
  • Work Hours: -
  • Hours Per Week: 40
  • FTE: 1
  • Location: Main Campus Academic
  • Department: Polymer Institute
  • Number of Openings: 1
  • Salary Range: $ 43,000.00 - 47,000.00
  • Grade: Salaried MC - UN04
  • Float: N/A
  • Rotate: N/A
  • On Call: N/A
  • Travel: N/A
  • Weekend/Holiday: N/A
  • Requisition ID: req2990
  • Position Control Number (PCN): 935017
  • Posting Period: Until Filled
  • Position Description:

    This position requires working on research projects within the PolymerInstitute. This position performs research tasks using polymer processingequipment, additive manufacturing equipment and various characterization instruments.This position will also perform analysis of samples, develop new protocols,interpret results, and write technical reports. In addition, this position willbe assisting the Director in running day-to-day operations of the PolymerInstitute.


    A Master’s degree in Mechanical/Industrial/Chemical Engineering or closely related field; or, a bachelor’s degree in Engineering with 2-3 years of experience after graduation will be considered.
    At least 1-3 years of experience in additive manufacturing (FDM, SLS and SLA technologies) and polymer processing (compounding and extrusion)
    At least 1-3 years of experience using characterization equipment for thermal analysis (DSC, TGA, DMA), FTIR, SEM and Rheology
    Good working knowledge of CAD tools such SolidWorks, Simplify 3D, G-codes
    Knowledge on 3D scanning and software related to 3D printing are a plus


    An earned MS degree in Polymer/Mechanical/Industrial/Chemical Engineering, or closely related scientific discipline with at least 1-3 years of polymer processing and additive manufacturing experience
    An earned BS degree in Polymer/Mechanical/Industrial/Chemical Engineering, or closely related field with at least 2-3 years of relevant experience

    Communication and other skills:         

    Ability to train new users of the instruments
    Ability to analyze data and write technical reports

    Working Conditions:Works in a laboratory environment and in a professional office. Ability to lift 50 lbs of materials while performing polymer processing and handle chemicals with proper PPE. Should be able to work flexible hours due to the nature of experiments

    The above list of duties is intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive list of duties performed by the people so classified, nor is it intended to limit or modify the right of any supervisor to assign, direct and control the work of employees under his/her supervision.

    The University of Toledo is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. The University of Toledo does not discriminate in employment, educational programs, or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, ancestry, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, military or veteran status, disability, familial status, or political affiliation.

    The University of Toledo provides reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require accommodation to complete this application, or for testing or interviewing, please contact the Human Resources Department at 419-530-4747 between the hours of 8:30AM and 5:00PM or apply online for an accommodation request.

    Computer access is available at most public libraries and at the Office of Human Resources located in the Center for Administrative Support on the Main Campus of the University of Toledo, or at the satellite HR Office located at the Facilities Services Building, Suite 1000 on the Health Science Campus.




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    Job No:
    Posted: 4/9/2021
    Application Due: 5/17/2021
    Work Type: Full Time