We seek a highly motivated individual to perform diverse duties for the Collaborative Organization for Rock Deformation (CORD) in the Laboratories of Professors Hirth, Cooper, and Tullis at Brown University. CORD is a collaborative facility between Brown University and MIT and the work will be done at both Brown and MIT, including interactions with the CORD technical associate hired at MIT. Primary responsibilities of the Engineer are to maintain the laboratory equipment in dependable working order, enable its safe and efficient operation, and to facilitate research collaborations with students, postdocs, and visiting scientists. Routine tasks include (a) training of new users in collaboration with faculty and students, assist visitors and lab users in running experiments, and (b) maintenance of equipment (e.g., replacement of high-pressure seals and gaskets, calibration of load cells, displacement transducers). The Engineer will also organize and ensure consistent archiving of experimental data. Other duties include maintaining inventories of consumables and lists of suppliers, coordination of laboratory safety and training, assisting in the design and implementation of new innovative capabilities of the equipment. Depending on background and interest, there is the possibility of participation in research and research papers and in coordination of research projects with other researchers on the team.
Bachelorâ™s Degree in engineering, physics or geological sciences and at least 5 years of experience in Designing and/or maintaining mechanical systems, hydraulic systems, electrical components, electronic devices. Use of LabVIEW (or similar) computer programs and SolidWorks (or similar) CAD programs, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
M.S. or PhD in experimental geological sciences, engineering, or physics preferred.
Demonstrated interest and ability to learn new topics and to work with a variety of people on diverse tasks.
Funding for this position, from external sources, is expected to continue for at least two years, with the possibility of renewal.
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Scientific Research Engineer
Department of Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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Internal Number: REQ150313
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