Electrical Engineering Research Engineer – (190025)
PhD Level Electrical Engineering Research Engineer Position in the Eagle Flight Research Center of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
The Eagle Flight Research Center (EFRC) at Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is a research unit that focuses on alternative aircraft propulsion, manned and unmanned flight controls, urban air mobility airframes and FAA certification. The Center is a part of the College of Engineering and has a diverse workforce supporting these research efforts including faculty, staff and students. This facility is a hardware based operation and requires a strong ability to translate theoretical designs into practical hardware and software.
Electrical Design Engineer in Hybrid Electric Aircraft Propulsion
The Center is seeking a staff research engineer to support research in hybrid and electric aircraft propulsion in manned and unmanned vehicle systems. A Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering or closely related field is required. We are seeking a dynamic individual who is eager to learn this new and exciting area of technology and push the boundaries of current knowledge of engineering and science into new design spaces. Critical thinking across a broad area of science and technology is required. This position entails the development of hardware, software, and control algorithms to support the integration of high power, propulsive electric motors into aircraft applications in collaboration with an interdisciplinary team of aerospace researchers. Specific areas of interest are: fundamental development of propulsive electric motors and motor controllers, fundamental development of high specific energy systems, high reliability battery management systems and the development of aircraft level propulsive power transmission systems. Experience in motor control and battery management hardware, software and algorithms as well as fluency in Matlab, Simulink and LabView are required. An understanding of the programming of real-time, safety critical targets is also required.
The ability to work independently and/or lead a team of research staff, faculty and industry partners is essential. The position requires effective management of time in a multitasking work environment and the ability to manage large projects with a diverse group of students, faculty and staff. The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work with and mentor students from the undergraduate to PhD. The ability to look at problems from a top level, design space philosophy is critical. A commitment to the safety aspects of the use of high power machines and high voltage/current electrical devices in a student lab environment is also critical.
A successful applicant will be able to work with a team of researchers at the center to provide engineering expertise, and solicit proposals and contracts in support of the EFRC. The successful writing of proposals for funding is a critical requirement for this position and the center.
PhD in EE or related field