Research Engineer

Key responsibilities This full-time academic professional position involves research and development activities relevant to high fidelity simulation of solid propellant rockets. The Research Engineer will perform computational simulations of solid propellant rocket performance using software codes principally developed by others. The Research Engineer will also translate rocket motor designs from blueprints and computer aided design drawings to computer-based grids and meshes required by other software codes. The Research Engineer will interact with scientists and engineers in the rocket industry to obtain motor designs, material properties, and performance data.

Requirements: Bachelors degree in an engineering field is required (MS preferred), with two to four years related work experience employing a variety of technical applications. The candidate must understand relevant areas of science, engineering, and computing technology, and be able to read, assess, and discuss technical engineering drawings and designs. The candidate must be able to work closely with design engineers and scientists at NASA and in the rocket industry. The candidate must be a US citizen or Permanent Resident Alien (Green Card holder).

Salary commensurate with qualificaitons and experience.

For full consideration, please submit a letter of application, professional resume, and names and addresses of three professional references to the following address:

William Dick, Managing Director
Center for Simulation of Advanced Rockets
2270 Digital Computer Laboratory, MC 278
1304 West Springfield Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Email applications are especially welcomed: wdick@illinois.edu

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer