Riverside Research Institute

Research Scientist

Location US-OH-Beavercreek
ID 2024-3215
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 Physicist or Engineer to conduct experimental physics research on a variety of topics. Our current research interest includes electromagnetic properties of materials subjected to high temperatures, electric propulsion for small satellites, microstrip based plasma devices, and ionospheric instabilities. The ideal candidate has a strong background involving experimental methods in electromagnetics, electric propulsion, or laboratory plasma systems. 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.


  • 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.


Minimum Requirements

  • M.S. + 3 years’ experience or Ph.D. + 0 years’ experience in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field.
  • Experience with one or more of the following:
    • plasma based electric propulsion for satellites
    • microwave or RF plasma sources
    • ionospheric instabilities
    • microwave material characterization
  • Very strong interpersonal skills and the ability to collaborate effectively in a team environment as well as work independently.
  • Ability to obtain a TS/SCI security clearance.


Preferred Requirements

  • Ph.D. in Physics, Electrical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or closely related field with 2+ years of post-grad experience.
  • Familiarity with commercial simulation packages such as COMSOL, HFSS, CST, VSIM, etc.


Global Comp

$100,000 - $140,000 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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