26 days old

Research Engineer Associate/CAER

Lexington, KY 40507
Posting Details

Job Title Research Engineer Associate/CAER
Requisition Number RE33519
Working Title
Department Name 40550:Ctr For Applied Energy Res
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 46
Salary Range $50,981-84,115/year
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies: http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalencies
Required Related Experience

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Requires handling of light-weight objects up to 10 pounds, and some extended periods of standing and walking. Risk of injuries from use of equipment on the job. Exposure to hazardous chemicals and fumes including waste, loud noises, and risk of back injury from moving, lifting or positioning patients, equipment, or materials.
Normally, Monday-Friday; 8:00 am-5:00 pm.
Job Summary
The University of Kentucky, Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) is seeking to fill an immediate Research Engineer Associate opening.
The successful candidate will operate and develop transformative processes for carbon dioxide capture systems. The position requires an M.S. in mechanical engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university. Prior experience in materials and systems development is highly desirable.

The ideal candidate should:
• Have hands-on experience in materials and process development.
• Possess proficiency with experimental design and execution.
• Understand separation technologies practiced at the laboratory and commercial scale.
• Have experience with process scale up and understand the necessary tools and techniques to accomplish it.
• Be able to work both independently and as a member of a research team.
• Have excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to present their work at scientific meetings and to peer-reviewed journals.
• Complete project-related tasks and reports on time.

The Department of Energy (DOE) requires that all foreign nationals associated with this grant be submitted for review and consideration. The successful candidate will be expected to satisfy the outlined requirements for foreign nationals. A “foreign national” is defined by DOE as any person who is not a U.S. citizen by birth or naturalization. To further understand the details of these requirements, please go to: https://www.directives.doe.gov/directives-documents/100-series/0142.3-BOrder-b/@@images/file.

The University of Kentucky considers the health, safety and well-being of our entire community to be a top priority. In alignment with this priority, all new hires must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or obtain an approved medical or religious exemption as a condition of employment. For areas that fall under the federal CMS mandate, start of employment cannot occur until two weeks after receiving the full COVID-19 vaccination series or upon obtaining an approved exemption. Only vaccines approved by the World Health Organization can be accepted. 
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
M.S. degree in mechanical engineering or a related field from an accredited college or university plus one or more years related experience in materials and systems development preferred.

Deadline to Apply 05/16/2022
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus. 

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities. 

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.


Posted: 2022-04-20 Expires: 2022-05-20

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