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Mechanical Engineering Undergraduate Laboratory Support Engineer

 

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University is seeking a lab support engineer to provide long-term consistent, professional support of its instructional laboratories (materials science and engineering, thermo/fluids, dynamics and vibrations, and mechatronics).   This is a full-time, 12 month position.

 

The Department’s undergraduate program is the largest in the state with growth expected to continue. This position is fortunate to work with some of the best students in the university, providing the Mechanical Engineering students with strong faculty and staff support services operating in a collegial and professional environment.  The department has 27 faculty and 5 instructors and offers an ABET accredited BSME degree along with the MS, MEng and PhD degrees in a wide range of research areas. 

 

The successful applicant will:

  • Implement new apparatus, experiments, control software and GUI’s, infrastructure
  • Maintain and upgrade/replace laboratory equipment and supplies and support infrastructure as necessary
  • Assist with developing written laboratory practices, protocols and lab manuals
  • Modify, debug, and implement control software (eg. LabView, MatLab, etc.)
  • Coordinate training, tracking and disposal of hazardous waste

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s Degree in an area with relevance to fulfill the position responsibilities (10 years of relevant laboratory experience may substitute for the bachelor’s degree).
  • Experience with an instrumentation-related laboratory (e.g. metrology, structures, materials, robotics…)

Desired Qualifications:

  • B.S. in Mechanical Engineering
  • Five years relevant industry or academic experience in an experimental laboratory 
  • Knowledge of LabView, MatLab, and solid modeling software
  • Experience in the area of advanced fiber reinforced and other composites manufacturing
  • Experience with instrumentation, data loggers, sensors (acquisition, installation, application, calibration, recording), and controls
  • Machine shop experience (specifically CNC experience)

 

 

Application Deadline: The full consideration deadline to apply is Sunday, April 5, 2015 at 11:59pm, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Applicants should email a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of at least three references to Dr. David Alciatore, Search Committee Chair, at: melab@engr.colostate.edu. Additional information regarding the Department of Mechanical Engineering research and academic programs can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me.

Commitment to Diversity:

Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.

 

Condition of Employment:

Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

 

Colorado State University is committed to providing an environment that is free from discrimination and harassment based on race, age, creed, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or pregnancy. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.

 

 

 

 

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR OF MECHANICAL ENGINEERING
COMPUTATIONAL MODELING
COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING


The Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado State University invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position at the level of assistant professor. This position requires candidates with research and teaching expertise in computational modeling and simulation of energy systems or advanced materials. Candidates are sought with interests that complement and expand upon current departmental research and teaching activities. The successful candidate will utilize computational models to simulate physical processes with emphasis on applying the models to engineering systems of interest in the energy or materials area. Applications in energy include energy production and conversion devices and systems, combustion and plasmas, propulsion and aerospace, and emissions and environmental impacts. Applications in advanced materials include manufacturing, materials for energy conversion, energy storage and fuel production, and composite materials. Biomedical engineering applications will not be considered.


This faculty position is a full-time, nine-month appointment. Successful candidates are expected to build and maintain a strong, internationally recognized research program supported through external funding, to enhance the Department's educational programs, and to provide service to the University and broader community. Successful candidates will be expected to teach courses in our mechanical engineering curriculum at the undergraduate, M.S. and Ph.D. levels, advise undergraduate and graduate students, and develop advanced courses in his or her areas of expertise. Further information about the Department can be found at www.engr.colostate.edu/me/.


A completed Ph.D. or equivalent in mechanical engineering or a closely related field by May 2014 is required. Successful candidates should have experience in grant writing and demonstrated ability to secure external funding for research and scholarly activities. Candidates must exhibit ability and enthusiasm to teach courses in the Department’s undergraduate and graduate curriculum, as demonstrated by some type of teaching experience in a higher education setting. Candidates should demonstrate great promise for extraordinary scholarship, and preferably have post-doctoral experience in an academic, government, or industrial setting. Preference will be given to candidates whose research interests have a collaborative emphasis with others in the department and across the University.


Reflecting departmental and institutional values, candidates are expected to have the ability to advance the Department's commitment to diversity and inclusion.


Applications and nominations will be accepted until the position is filled; however, applications should be received by January 17, 2014 to ensure full consideration. Applicants should submit a cover letter clearly indicating how their computational modeling research fits into the department, curriculum vitae, maximum one page statement of teaching interests, up to three page statement of research interests, and names and contact information for at least three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification to candidates. Please email this material in one PDF document to:
Professor Azer Yalin
Chair, Faculty Search Committee
Department of Mechanical Engineering
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1374
MechFaculty@engr.colostate.edu

Located 60 miles north of Denver, at the base of the Rocky Mountain foothills, Fort Collins is often ranked among the top places to live in the United States. The City offers a pleasant climate with excellent schools and abundant cultural and recreational opportunities nearby. More information on Fort Collins is available at www.ftcollins.com.
Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, sex, gender, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, or gender identity or expression. Colorado State University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce and complies with all Federal and Colorado State laws, regulations, and executive orders regarding non-discrimination and affirmative action. The Office of Equal Opportunity is located in 101 Student Services.
Colorado State University is committed to providing a safe and productive learning and living community. To achieve that goal, we conduct background investigations for all final candidates being considered for employment. Background checks may include, but are not limited to, criminal history, national sex offender search and motor vehicle history.

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