This position is assigned to the Energetics Research Group, a nationally recognized research center in rocket propulsion and energetics, and conducts independent data discovery, technical analysis and studies as a trusted agent of NASA and the DoD.
Knowledge and Skill: Energetic materials (formulation and synthesis, manufacturing, testing and evaluation), solid rocket motors, explosives, pyrotechnics, munitions, propellant development, Russian and Ukranian launch vehicle and missile technology, nuclear propulsion, launch vehicle reliability. Superior communication skills required, with ability to develop papers, presentation and reports, and represent the organization to the highest levels of US government sponsors and stakeholders. A work experience portfolio which includes support of multiple federal and DoD entities (service, civilian, contractor) strongly preferred.
Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification: Bachelor's plus 8 years' experience, Master's plus 6 years' experience, PhD plus 3 years' experience preferred, or ten (10) years of experience in related fields. Additional information: U.S. citizenship required. Permanent employment is contingent upon obtaining a U.S. Government personal security clearance within a six month period of time.
Internal and External Contacts: Successful performance of these duties will require coordination and interaction with internal technical and operational team members, as well as US Government sponsors from multiple agencies.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Perform internal and external research, analysis and studies in energetics and explosives
Assist with technical energetics and explosive activities in ERG's contract to support the Joint Army-Navy-NASA-Air Force
Provide trusted agent subject matter expertise and conduct research and development for technical and engineering requirements in support of DoD energetics programs
Plan, develop, and lead new ERG research initiatives
Utilize ERG internal research resources, databases and technical report collection; as well as numerous outside sources to support project requirements.
Maintain current awareness of energetic and explosives related threats through review of literature, standards and practices, news, and participation in conferences and workshop.
Conduct outreach to ERG customers and sponsors through attendance at conferences and symposia and presentations.
Attend government and industry meetings, conferences, symposia and other relevant exercises.
Classified Title: Sr. Staff Engineer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MH Starting Salary Range: $48.56 to $66.77 per hour Employee group: Casual / On Call Schedule: Varies Exempt Status: Exempt Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus Department name: 10001507-Energetics Research Group Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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