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Research Engineer - WBG Power Electronics - 517487

Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States

 

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Research Engineer - WBG Power Electronics - 517487

  • Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States
  • Engineering
  • Engineering/Computer Science
  • Research/Scientific
  • Regular Full-time (Benefits eligible)
  • Closing at: Oct 15 2022 at 22:55 CDT

Pay Grade/Pay Range:  59 Monthly (exempt): - Minimum - $ 48,880.00 Midpoint - $ 70,886.40


Department/Organization: 214251 - Electrical and Computer Eng


Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8 - 4:45 pm


Job Summary: The Research Engineer uses fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures of a particular field of specialization to perform varied scientific research requiring application and adaptation of established techniques, procedures, and criteria. Will evaluate, select, and apply standard scientific techniques, procedures, and criteria to accomplish a variety of research assignments. May be involved in various research projects to include conducting experiments, writing research proposals, writing technical papers and research reports.


Additional Department Summary: The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department seek a Research Engineer to assist with the research of prototype power electronic converters utilizing emerging wide band-gap semiconductors. The position will report to Dr. Andy Lemmon.

The position will utilize fundamental concepts, practices, and procedures to assist in the execution of research programs in the area of power electronics within the department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. Specific job responsibilities will include (1) the design, development, and fabrication of prototype power electronic converters utilizing emerging wide band-gap semiconductors; (2) the design and execution of experimental procedures in a research laboratory setting; (3) the collection, post-processing, and analysis of data from experimental procedures or simulation models; (4) the generation of technical reports and scholarly publications; (5) the development of simulation models for both power electronic converters and semiconductor devices; and (6) the direction and guidance of graduate research assistants in the performance of their research duties. This position may be involved in multiple research projects; any of which may include conducting experiments, analyzing data, and assisting with writing research proposals, technical papers and research reports.

This position will also have laboratory safety responsibilities that will include developing and ensuring compliance with standard operating procedures. Laboratory responsibilities may require physical activities related to experiment setup and teardown. The successful applicant must be willing and able to take advantage of educational and training opportunities to remain proficient and up to date with the state-of-the-art technology to support leading edge research.


Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in a Mechanical or Electrical Engineering and three (3) years of experience.


Skills and Knowledge: This position will require excellent electronics and mechanical skills; the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students; and the ability to work independently with limited supervision. They will be expected to supervise experiments in the laboratories, train students in the use of equipment, and to design, construct, and operate experimental hardware.

Expertise with electronic test equipment such as oscilloscopes, impedance analyzers, signal generators; experience with semiconductor characterization equipment including curve tracers; expertise with device and circuit modeling using SPICE tools; expertise with the design of printed circuit boards (PCBs), power electronic converters, and gate-drive circuitry for power semiconductors.


Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in a relevant engineering discipline. Degree in Electrical Engineering.


Background Investigation Statement: Prior to hiring, the final candidate(s) must successfully pass a pre-employment background investigation and information obtained from social media and other internet sources. A prior conviction reported as a result of the background investigation DOES NOT automatically disqualify a candidate from consideration for this position. A candidate with a prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags will receive an individualized review of the prior conviction or negative behavioral red flags before a hiring decision is made.


Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases. Follow the link below to find out more. "EEO is the Law" Poster

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Non-Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 3 days. Exempt positions are posted a minimum of 7 days. Faculty positions are posted a minimum of 30 days.

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The University of Alabama is an Equal Employment/Equal Educational Opportunity Institution. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment or volunteer status without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age, genetic or family medical history information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other legally protected basis, and will not be discriminated against because of their protected status. Applicants to and employees of this institution are protected under Federal law from discrimination on several bases.

 

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