Riverside Research Institute

Research Scientist

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2023-1816
Category
Research & Development
Position Type
Full Time Salary

Riverside Overview

Riverside Research is an independent National Security Nonprofit dedicated to research and development in the national interest. We provide high-end technical services, research and development, and prototype solutions to some of the country’s most challenging technical problems.
 
 All Riverside Research opportunities require U.S. Citizenship.
 

Position Overview

Riverside Research's Applied Mathematics and Physics Solutions (AMPS) group is seeking a Research Scientist. Our team performs experimental and computational research in a wide range of diverse topics in physics. Current research interests include topics related to electromagnetic properties of materials subjected to high temperatures, propulsion for small satellites, and microstrip based plasma devices. The ideal candidate has a strong background involving electromagnetics and experience with the measurement of electromagnetic material properties in the microwave and/or IR regions. The candidate will participate in work funded by Riverside's Independent Research and Development (IRAD) program, and work carried out under contract for the U.S. government customers. This is a full-time position in the Dayton, OH area.

Responsibilities

Job Responsibilities:

  • Plan, design and conduct materials characterization measurements at atmosphere and in-vacuum
  • Plan, design, and conduct experimental testing and validation of theoretical models and numerical simulations
  • Carry out both independent and collaborative research
  • Author and coauthor technical proposals, peer-reviewed journal articles, and internal and external technical reports

Qualifications

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum education and experience
    • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field with 5 years of experimental experience post-graduation, or
    • Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field with 3 years of experimental experience post-graduation, or
    • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field
  • Demonstrated experience with microwave test equipment (VNA, Oscilloscope, etc.) or IR test equipment (spectrometer, IR laser)
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment as well as work independently
  • Record of achievement authoring scientific publications, technical reports and/or delivering scientific presentations
  • Proficiency in writing and developing research proposals

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with material characterization or parameter measurement (e.g. complex dielectric/permittivity values) in microwave and/or IR
  • Knowledge of electromagnetic propagation principles and effects
  • Preferred education and experience
    • Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field with 8 years of experimental experience post-graduation, or
    • Master’s in Electrical Engineering, Physics, or closely related field with 6 years of experimental experience post-graduation, or
    • PhD in Electrical Engineering, Physics or closely related field with 3 years of post-grad experience
  • Familiarity with commercial software packages such as VSIM, COMSOL, HFSS, CST, etc.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a TS/SCI Security Clearance

Our salary ranges are market-driven and set to allow for flexibility. Individual pay will be competitive based on a candidate’s unique set of knowledge, skills, and geographic diversity, with earnings potential commensurate with experience. The range for this position is: $100,720- $151,080.

Global Comp

This represents the typical compensation range for this position based on experience, location and other factors.

Closing Statement

 
Riverside Research Institute is a not-for-profit, technology-oriented defense company, where service to our customers and support of our staff is our overall mission. Riverside is an affirmative action-equal opportunity employer and complies with all applicable federal, state, and local laws regarding recruitment and hiring.  Riverside offers comprehensive compensation and benefit packages to our employees.
Riverside bases its employment decisions solely on technical experience, qualifications and other job-related criteria related to our organizational purpose as a not-for-profit company, and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex marital status, sexual orientation, national origin, physical or mental disability, veteran’s status or any other status legally protected by applicable federal, state, and local law.

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