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Research Scientist

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Position Title Research Scientist
Position Status
Basic Function

WPI invites applications for the position of Research Scientist in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. This position will involve research for solar energy and thermo-structural materials. The research will include studies of electrical, optical, and mechanical properties. The research will also explore electrical and materials for applications in flexible electronic structures. Prior experience in the electrical and mechanical testing materials will be considered favorably along with capabilities in computational modeling.

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EEO Information

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against applicants due to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status or disability. We are looking for individuals who value creativity, diversity, inclusion, and collaboration.

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Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility

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Position Requirements


A PhD in physics, electrical, mechanical engineering or materials science, or a closely related field. Significant experience in the testing of solar cells and light emitting devices will be considered favorably along with capabilities in design and computational modeling.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement/Philosophy
  4. List of References
Optional Documents