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  • Principal Research Scientist/Engineer
    Engineering Administration
    Auburn University

    Job Summary

    This is a pool posting for future vacancies in this job classification.

    The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering are seeking candidates for multiple positions of Principal Research Scientist/Engineer I/II/III. The Principle Research Scientist position within the Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is crucial for fostering future growth of our research activities. Bringing specialized expertise from non-engineering disciplines, this role will contribute to the expansion of the college’s research capabilities, allow for increased collaboration, enhance competitiveness in securing research grants, and drive the college towards becoming a hub for cutting-edge research and technological advancements.

    Essential Functions

    Essential functions include, but are not limited to:

    • Conduct research in the area of packaging and manufacturing of electronics for extreme environments

    • Will develop research plans, conduct experiments with other research staff and students

    • Support the preparation and submission of proposals to funding agencies

    • Support the research center directors in the development of collaborative programs , impact assessment, and the implementation of novel research tools

    • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students in their research activities

    • Develops research proposals and budgets.

    • Coordinates research opportunities between Auburn University faculty and staff, local government agencies, and private industries.

    • Initiates and cultivates relationships with agencies and industries in order to build research and educational programs for Auburn University.

    • Establishes and grows research funding for Auburn University by pursuing local opportunities.

    • Interfaces with Auburn University faculty and staff to build an in-depth knowledge of on-campus research capabilities.

    Minimum Qualifications


    Minimum Qualifications
    PhD from an accredited institution Engineering, Science, Management Information Science (MIS), Macromolecular Science or related technical field.

    • Level I – No experience required

    • Level II – 2 years of professional experience

    • Level III – 4 years of professional experience


    Experience in engineering and research practices and principles or science-based programs.
    Research experience in Polymeric Packaging Materials and Multi-layer Polymeric System.
    Expertise in polymer materials, characterization techniques, and advanced manufacturing processes.

    Candidates with a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree may substitute relevant experience toward the PhD requirement at the rate of two (2) years relevant experience per year of required education


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