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Department: 140901 - Mechanical & Aerospace Engr
Location: Raleigh, NC
Essential Job Duties:
The Research Assistant is expected to perform mechanical testing, data analysis and reduction, and design test fixtures.
Specific duties include:
Perform experimental testing and data reduction for Matlab
Handle instron load frames, drop towers, and Hopkinson bars
Operate equipment and perform setup and modifications based on different testing needs
Fabricate testing fixtures and perform structural analysis using finite element software to ensure that the fixture will work properly and not introduce any compliance
Fabricate carbon fiber composites and samples for testing
Produce reports and documentation
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree, or relevant Bachelor’s degree plus 3 or more years of independent research experience, or substantative relevant independent experience and education. May require terminal degree and licensure.
Masters degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electric Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, textiles or other related areas.
Hands on experience conducting experimental testing
Required license or certification:
Position Number: 00107324
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