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Updated on October 5, 2017

 

 

Faculty Openings

OPENINGS AT THE ASSISTANT, ASSOCIATE, OR FULL PROFESSOR LEVELS

Northwestern University

Department Of Mechanical Engineering

 

POSITIONS SUMMARY

The Mechanical Engineering Department at Northwestern University invites applications for multiple tenure-track faculty positions at the Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor levels.

 

POSITIONS DETAILS

Candidates are expected to build a world-class research program, to contribute to the interdisciplinary collaborative research culture at Northwestern, and to demonstrate a commitment to teaching in the undergraduate and graduate programs in the McCormick School of Engineering.

Outstanding applicants will be considered in all research areas related to mechanical engineering. Areas of particular interest include materials design, mechanics of materials, robotics, and advanced manufacturing—including additive manufacturing, nano/micro-manufacturing, and bio-manufacturing—with connections to fields such as healthcare, machine learning, data analytics, cyber-physical systems, and water and energy.

To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Application materials should be submitted to the Search Committee Chair, exclusively via the web interface at:

 

https://facultyrecruiting.northwestern.edu/apply/MzE=

 

Candidates should upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae, statement of research, statement of teaching, and the names and contact information for three to five references.

To learn more about Mechanical Engineering at Northwestern, please visit http://www.mech.northwestern.edu

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

Northwestern University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States. It is the policy of Northwestern University not to discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability, citizenship, veteran status or other protected group status.



Engineer opening

XCath, Inc., Houston, Texas

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Focus on the design, fabrication and characterization of ionic Electroactive Polymer actuators. Conduct research towards the improvement of electrode materials, polymer membranes and electrolytes. Interact with a large technically diverse team of engineers to integrate and optimize the EAP actuators for a microsurgical robotic application.

 

POSITION KEY ACCOUNTABILITIES

1.   A basic knowledge of electrochemistry and electrochemical techniques (e.g. cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy).

2.   Experience in battery (or capacitor) and materials development for electrochemical energy conversion/storage technologies (in particular with carbon materials and composites)

3.   Individual must be highly motivated with excellent verbal and written communication skills.

4.   Must be able to adapt to a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and work independently and as a part of a team.

5.   Assists research Engineer, Sr. Research Engineer, Engineering Scientist, or faculty members with specific phases of research projects.

6.   Performs related duties as required.

 

CERTIFICATIONS/SKILLS

Master’s degree in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering or related field.

A basic knowledge of electrochemistry and electrochemical techniques (e.g. cyclic voltammetry, electrochemical impedance spectroscopy). Experience in battery (or capacitor) and materials development for electrochemical energy conversion/storage technologies.

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION:

Master’s degree in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering or related field.

 

CONTACT

biomechanicalengineer@gmail.com

XCath, Inc., Houston, Texas

 

EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

XCath, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and disabled persons are encouraged to apply.

 

 

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