Research Engineer III

Position Details

Requisition Number S238P

Home Org Name Engineering Administration

Division Name Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title Research Engineer III

Job Class Code JA01C

Appointment Status Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term Yes

Limited Term Length 2 years

Job Summary

This is a two year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment will be contingent upon availability of funding.

This is a pool posting for future vacancies in this job classification. Applications will be considered active for a period of six months from the posting date

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is seeking candidates for multiple positions for Research Engineers. A Research Engineer conducts research in various fields of engineering to design and develop technology and to carry out investigations, evaluation, and application of engineering theories and principles. These positions will be based on two-year terms which will be renewable based on performance and abilities to secure and support externally funded research.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions include, but are not limited to:

Performs a variety of research and development activities requiring the application of engineering practices and principles.

Designs, operates, maintains, and repairs specialized equipment and engineered systems utilizing engineering practices and principles.

Advises faculty, postdocs, students, and staff with engineering design, modification, prototype and process development, analysis procedures, and other engineering solutions.

Performs failure analysis, optimization studies and other investigations.

Evaluates findings to develop new concepts, equipment, or processes.

Ensures supplies are available and operational for use in projects.

May manage local computer systems for laboratory functionality.

Develops proposals, budgets, schedules and progress reports and presents results to internal and external stakeholders.

Prepares technical reports for long and short-range planning.

Education Level Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Engineering to include: Aerospace, Biosystems, Chemical, Civil, Software, Electrical and Computer, Industrial and Systems, Mechanical and Materials at the time employment begins.

Years of Experience Level I requires no experience

Area of Experience

Experience in engineering and research practices and principles in microelectronics, automotive electronics, highway research, robotics and autonomous systems, metallurgy and materials, asphalt technology, pulp and paper, transportation, energy technology, detection and food safety, cyber-security and information technology.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level II- 2 years; Level III -4 years; Level IV-6 years; Level V- 8 years; Level VI- 10 years

Education Level Advanced degrees may be considered in lieu of experience

Field of Study


Years of Experience

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Some positions may require licensure as a professional engineer.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include a Masters or Doctoral degrees, Professional Engineering Licensure, Commercial Drivers License or Remote Pilot Certificate.

Salary Grade

Salary Range $35,000 - $131,600

Job Category Engineering

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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Posting Date 05/22/2020

Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

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Salary Range
$46,000.00 - 70,000.00
per Year
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Auburn, AL 36830, US