Research Engineer
University of Dayton
Dayton, OH
Position Summary: The research engineer's principal area of responsibility is to perform research focused on development of 3D characterization techniques for metallic additive manufacturing applications using digital holography, complex field sensing and phase imaging both theoretically and experimentally. The research engineer should support and expand basic and applied research in the areas of digital holography, phase retrieval and image processing and features enhancement, develop computer codes, perform numerical simulations and compare the theoretical and numerical simulation results with the corresponding experimental data obtained in an operational laser additive manufacturing (LAM) system. The research engineer will also assist with laser-assisted electro-chemical etching as part of the LAM research. The research engineer is expected to interact with professors, scientists and students in the University of Dayton's Electro Optics and Photonics, LOCI, and with peer research groups in government, industry, and academic laboratories. Responsibilities also include participation in dissemination of knowledge to train others in the area for future workforce, writing reports, and development of new research proposals.
This position is a research contract funded position for seven months with possibility for extension.

Minimum Qualifications:
(a) MS in Electro Optics or related field; (b) experience theoretical and experimental aspects of optical propagation, optical information processing, holography and interferometry, image processing and enhancement; (c) experience in laboratory environment working with different lasers, including Class III and IV;

Preferred Qualifications:
(d) demonstrable publishing record, (e) proficiency in programming using MATLAB and COMSOL for various linear optical effects; (f) experience in managing laboratories such as equipment inventory, safety records, maintenance, etc.; (g) Effective interpersonal communication skills; (h) at least 6 months laboratory experience in optics; (h) familiarity with laser based additive manufacturing starting from metallic powders; (i) familiarity with laser assisted electrochemical etching.

Special Instructions to Applicants:
Closing Statement:
Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.