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University of Michigan
  • Position Number: 1881290
  • Location: Ann Arbor, MI
  • Position Type: Facilities Management

Associate Research Engineer

Job Opening ID: 185883
Work Location: Ann Arbor Campus
Ann Arbor, MI
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt
Organizational Group: College Engineering
Department: Aerospace Engineering
Posting Begin/End Date: 3/23/2020 3/30/2020
Salary: $35,278.00 $35,278.00
Paid Time Off:
Career Interest:

How to Apply
A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary
The Plasmadynamics and Electric Propulsion Laboratory (PEPL) in the Aerospace Engineering Department at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor invites applicants for a 6 month term-limited Associate Research Engineer position. The research engineer will -
  • Install and maintain an experimental testbed for electrospray thruster testing. Implement diagnostics, conduct experimental campaigns, and synthesize data.
  • Assist head research engineer with high-vacuum facility upgrades and maintenance.
  • Support facility monitoring and maintenance during extended Hall thruster testing.

Mission Statement
Michigan Engineering's vision is to be the world's preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do. Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

The University of Michigan has a storied legacy of commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). The Michigan Engineering component of the University's comprehensive, five-year, DEI strategic planalong with updates on our programs and resources dedicated to ensuring a welcoming, fair and inclusive environmentcan be found at:

Required Qualifications*
Minimum of masters degree in aerospace engineering or similar field. Experience in high vacuum systems for electric propulsion testing. Experience in electrospray thrusters.

Background Screening
The University of Michigan conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background checks. Background checks are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Application Deadline
Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. The review and selection process may begin as early as the eighth day after posting. This opening may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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