Sr Research Engineer

Nov 13, 2023

TX190: 2501 West University, McKinney 2501 West University , McKinney, TX, 75070 USA

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United States of America


TX190: 2501 West University, McKinney 2501 West University , McKinney, TX, 75070 USA

Position Role Type:


Job opportunity

RTX is seeking a highly motivated Sr Research Engineer with experience in nanomaterials, ceramics and/or MEMS processing to help us design and provide proof of concept solutions for the next generation of high-performance Electro-Optic materials and subsystems. You will work with a multidisciplinary team of scientists, engineers and technicians to design, fabricate, rapid prototype and test new generation-game changing solutions/products. This position is located on-sire in McKinney Texas.

Primary Responsibilities

Develop and troubleshoot synthesis processes.

Performs trade studies and characterization studies and other forms of analysis to predict component/system performance.

Plan and carry out high impact, complex engineering projects as directed. 

Apply a wide range of standard techniques to tasks across a number of fields where the work is complex and will determine applications under limited direction

Work with nanomaterials, acids, bases, and other chemicals in a lab environment on a daily basis

Interact with external collaborators to strengthen existing research projects.

Investigate topics wider than their initial focus area, and develop skills outside of their area of expertise when needed

Contribute to the preparation of new funding proposals for sponsored research

Qualifications / Experience Requirements  

A PhD with 5 years of experience or equivalent experience in a relevant nano-materials, chemistry, physics, chemical, material science engineering, or materials science field. Exceptions are possible with demonstrated equivalent expertise.

Nano-materials synthesis and or applications

Cleanroom experience

LabVIEW experience preferred

Training will be provided on all of the necessary equipment, but the candidate must be prepared to work independently as needed

The successful candidate will be self-motivated and capable of working independently but also successfully collaborate with researchers from different technical backgrounds

Experience in Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Candidate must be accountable, have initiative, be innovative, with a positive can-do attitude

Contribute to programs, working both as an individual and in small teams

Build and sustain positive relationships with team members and actively participate and encourage team work and group activities

Strong critical thinking, problem-solving and decision-making skills

Excellent presentation and organizational skills

Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Proven ability to work in a team and to establish and maintain effective professional working relationships, including with peers across disciplines

Recording and documenting data into a database system as well as keeping a lab notebook

This requisition is eligible for an employee referral award.  ALL eligibility requirements must be met to receive the referral award.

RTX is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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