Research Specialist

Pennsylvania, United States
03 May 2019
End of advertisement period
03 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

Penn Engineering’s world-acclaimed faculty, state-of-the-art research laboratories and highly interdisciplinary curricula offer an experience that is unparalleled. Innovation and technology drive every program and transform the fundamentals of what future engineers are learning.

Penn Engineering is seeking a Research Specialist in the Yim lab ( . The Research Specialist will develop, design, execute and troubleshoots laboratory experiments and scientific procedures relating to assigned research project(s). Records, interprets and analyzes results using prescribed methods. Designs and fabricates mechanical and electrical systems. Develops programs that control electromechanical systems, as well as programs that models and analyzes designs. Assists senior-level research personnel with related duties as required.

Position is contingent on continued funding.

A Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or related fields and 3 years to 5 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Masters degree preferred. Previous experience with CAD systems and microcontroller and signal conditioning equipment preferred. Experience with writing MATLAB code and technical reports highly desirable.

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.