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Research Engineering Scientist Associate V

The University of Texas at Arlington
Arlington, TX

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Research Engineering Scientist Associate V


Mech and Aero Engineering



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Monday through Friday; 8:00am-5:00pm

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Salary is commensurate based on qualifications and relevant experience up to $90,000.


Funding expected to continue

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University Information:

The University of Texas at Arlington is located in the heart of the Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington metroplex, a vibrant and diverse metropolitan area that is home to over 7 million people, one of the fastest-growing tech economies in the United States, and a wide array of arts, entertainment, and cultural activities. UTA is a comprehensive teaching, research, and public service institution dedicated to the advancement of knowledge through scholarship and creative work. The University is committed to providing access and ensuring student success, and to a culture of innovation, entrepreneurship, and commercialization of discoveries by our community of scholars. With an enrollment of more than 40,000 students, UTA is the second largest in the University of Texas System. As a result of its combination of rigorous academics and innovative research, UTA is designated as a Carnegie R-1 “Very High Research Activity” institution. UTA ranks No. 4 nationally in Military Times’ annual “Best for Vets: Colleges” list and is among the top 30 performers nationwide for promoting social mobility of its graduates (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). UTA is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution (AANAPISI), and it has one of the top 5 most ethnically diverse undergraduate student bodies in the United States (U.S. News & World Report, 2023). Its approximately 270,000 alumni, including some who occupy leadership positions at many of the 24 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in North Texas, contribute to UTA’s $22.2 billion annual economic impact on Texas.

Furthermore, UTA is poised to experience widespread growth in the near future. The university recently launched the first phase of its RISE 100 initiative aimed at recruiting 100 new tenure-system faculty to amplify research standing and position UTA as a leader in key scholarly areas; more details are available at The successful candidate for this position will have the opportunity to join UTA during an exciting period of growth and contribute as the university broadens its impact.

Job Summary:

The RESA V will conduct research to develop novel techniques for the heterogenous integration of diverse systems in package (2.5D/3.5D) with a focus on the reliability of packages; investigate and identify materials suitable for heterogenous integration, including but not limited to semiconductors, dielectrics and conductors; explore emerging materials for improved performance; Collaborate with cross-functional teams to design, develop, and optimize manufacturing processes for HI, ensuring reliability and scalability; explore advanced interconnection methods and technologies such as through-silicon vias (TSVs), micro bumps, hybrid bonding (metal-metal) for 2.5D/3.5D packaging; and utilize modeling and simulation tools to predict the behavior of integrated systems to identify potential challenges and optimize design.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research in the field of heterogenous integration including but not limited to advanced interconnects such as hybrid bonding, and thermal management using immersion cooling with a focus on reliability.
  • Write proposals, collaborate with PhD students, and write papers.
  • Collaborate with other research partners and explore new test procedures and methodologies.
  • Conduct material characterization for thin films and advanced interconnects.
  • Conduct material characterization for thin films and advanced interconnects.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in engineering or relevant combination of education and professional certification.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering or relevant combination of education and professional certification with 2 years related research experience.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Experience designing, building and setting micro-electronic reliability test platforms.
  • Experience in process integration and development for advance packaging and interconnects.
  • Experience in Si-photonics integration.
  • Thin film characterization and analysis.
  • Experience with SEM, FIB, Nano-indentation and AES.
  • FEM simulation/modeling.

Working Conditions:

  • University research lab environment.

CBC Requirement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington to conduct a criminal background check on any applicant who is under final consideration for employment with the University.

EEO Statement:

It is the policy of The University of Texas at Arlington (UTA or The University) to provide an educational and working environment that provides equal opportunity to all members of the University community. In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, and/or veteran status. The University also prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity, and gender expression. Retaliation against persons who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge of discrimination, or testify for, assist in, or participate in an investigative proceeding relating to discrimination is prohibited. Constitutionally-protected expression will not be considered discrimination or harassment under this policy. It is the responsibility of all departments, employees, and students to ensure the University’s compliance with this policy.

ADA Accommodations:

The University of Texas at Arlington is committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities. If you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to 817-272-5554 or email

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

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: school name, degree type, and major.


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