Department/Organization: 214251 - Electrical and Computer Eng
Normal Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:00am to 4:45pm
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: This Research Engineer works on an externally funded project under the supervision of Dr. Jaber Abu Qahouq, Electrical and Computer Engineering Professor in the College of Engineering at The University of Alabama. The project involves developing a system that includes hardware and control and management algorithms programing/software. The project is expected to involve developing, testing, and demonstrating power electronic systems hardware with power converters each with power levels that exceed 10 kW and/or voltages of up to 1000 V, advanced control of power electronic systems, analog-digital mixed power controllers for power electronic systems, electric vehicles fast chargers, and Lithium-Ion battery energy storage, but is subject to change. This position will work on developing and testing/validating this system, use and maintain laboratory and its electrical and mechanical equipment and tools, prepare/write reports, and assist in lab management, maintenance and safety, etc. The research engineer laboratory safety responsibilities will include safe storage, use and disposal of batteries and other material, and providing safety supervision to users. Must be willing and able to learn additional skills that are needed for the project or if the need for arise and remain proficient and up to date with the state-of-the-art technology to support the project.
Required Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field based on the area of research and three years of experience; OR Master's degree in an appropriate field based on the area of research and one (1) year of experience.
Additional Required Department Minimum Qualifications: Must be at least 21 years of age at time of hire. Must be willing and able to learn additional skills that are needed for the project and remain proficient and up to date with the state-of-the-art technology to support the project. The position continuity is subject to performance evaluations and availability/continuity of external funding for the project.
Skills and Knowledge: Knowledge in developing, testing, and demonstrating power electronic systems hardware with power converters each with power levels that exceed 10 kW and/or voltages of up to 1000 V, advanced control of power electronic systems, analog-digital mixed power controllers for power electronic systems, electric vehicles fast chargers, and Lithium-Ion battery energy storage. Must have excellent electrical and good mechanical skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with faculty, staff, and students.
Preferred Qualifications: Prior significant experience in one or more of the technical or research areas related to the project is preferred.
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.
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