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Senior Materials Engineer

Rochester Institute of Technology
Brighton, NY
Closing date
Jul 13, 2024

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Position Title

Senior Materials Engineer

Requisition Number



Golisano Institute for Sustainability

Required Application Documents

Cover Letter, Curriculum Vitae or Resume

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Additional Details

In compliance with NYS's Pay Transparency Act, the salary range for this position is listed above. Rochester Institute of Technology considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate's work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and organizational considerations when extending an offer. The hiring process for this position may require a criminal background check and/or motor vehicle records check. Any verbal or written offer made is contingent on satisfactory results, as determined by Human Resources. RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity, pluralism and inclusion in the work place. RIT provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status or disability in its hiring, admissions, educational programs and activities. RIT provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities under the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the New York Human Rights Law, or similar applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please contact the Human Resources office at 585-475-2424 or email your request to Determinations on requests for reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

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Required Qualifications

* Bachelor's degree in Materials Science
* 5-10+ years work experience with industry, national lab or equivalent in materials development or analysis or process development
* Significant experience in metals and metallurgy, with flexibility to work on diverse materials, technical challenges, and application domains is required
* Experience in analysis of materials and material failures
* Analytical ability to solve challenging design/development problems
* Strong organization and motivational skills
* Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills, for both technical and non-technical audiences
* Authorized to work in the U.S. (citizen or permanent resident status)

Preferred Qualifications

* Experience in developing and transferring processes from the laboratory to the production floor
* Understanding of, or experience with, remanufacturing, recycling technologies, or additive manufacturing
* Experience with protective materials (incl fabrics) for high temperature applications
* Experience writing proposals for industrial or agency funded research projects
* MS and PhD

Department/College Description

The Golisano Institute for Sustainability (GIS) is a leading sustainability research and education organization at Rochester Institute of Technology. GIS is made up of a diverse set of academic programs and applied research centers focused on the optimization of industrial systems to maximize material and energy efficiency while minimizing adverse environmental impacts. We work with partners in all areas of industry, government and business to put technology and innovation to work for a sustainable future. The diverse perspectives we bring to a project or problem reflect our broad expertise across industries and the many partnerships we've formed with forward-thinking corporations, government agencies and research organizations over the last 30 years.

Job Summary

Golisano Institute for Sustainability is looking for an engineer or scientist with strong leadership skills, experimental and analytical materials background, and a passion for solving real-world problems. In our environment, researchers work on a wide variety of products and technologies, work with undergraduate and graduate students, and are engaged in collaborative research with leading companies on projects in diverse project areas such as: advanced manufacturing and remanufacturing, recycling, energy generation and storage systems, materials development and analysis, and sustainability and sustainable design.

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