Jul 21 2021
Job Description



Applied Research Laboratory.  Regular, Full-Time, RCUH Non-Civil Service position with the University of Hawai‘i at Manoa (UHM), Applied Research Laboratory, located in Honolulu, Hawai‘i.  Continuation of employment is dependent upon program/operational needs, satisfactory work performance, availability of funds, and compliance with applicable Federal/State laws. 


MONTHLY SALARY:  Salary commensurate with qualifications. 


DUTIES:  Leads  and  performs  research  into  the  general  topic  of  additive manufacturing processes to support the fabrication of materials that disrupt electromagnetic propagation. This includes  proposing  the scope of work, planning work and resources; performing and supervising the work; designing and constructing necessary technical apparatus; preparation of budgets, parts lists, and bills of materials; procurement of supplies; and publishing results of these efforts. Writes and publishes a record of scholarly publications that result from efforts at literature review, research  performed,  and leadership/management of students in the research group. Manages a laboratory environment by supervising and maintaining smooth operation of the laboratory, creating and implementing organizational systems, communicating with vendors, working with the Research Corporation of the University of Hawai‘i (RCUH) and University staff to ensure timely placement of necessary orders and documentation, and developing and implementing safety compliance and training systems. Provides oversight, direction, and guidance for graduate and undergraduate students by establishing a productive and positive work environment.  Serves as a mentor by providing an example of leadership and organization to the students. Contributes to preparation of research proposals, literature reviews, work plans, budgets, and related paperwork. Explores, proposes, and tests additional ideas that may be grown into new research as time and resources permit.


PRIMARY QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION/TRAINING:  PhD or Sc.D. from an accredited college or university in Mechanical Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, or related science or engineering fields.  EXPERIENCE:  At least one (1) year of scientific or engineering research experience, which may include research conducted concurrently with graduate education.  ABIL/KNOW/SKILLS:  Strong scientific writing expertise and demonstrated record of scholarly publication in peer-reviewed journals. Proficient scientific/engineering research expertise. Knowledge of fabrication and characterization techniques associated with clean room processing. Knowledge in additive manufacturing processes in a research capacity with a particular emphasis on ink-based processes (direct ink writing), aerosol jet processing, or in development of novel print stock. Ability to perform literature reviews and use library resources. Excellent written and communication skills.  Willingness to apply or learn necessary specialized software skills (e.g., Matlab, Labview, Comsol, L-Edit, etc.). Skills in mechanical design, mechanical design software (CAD/CAM), or fabrication of components. Post Offer/Employment Condition:  Must be able to complete the UH Laboratory Safety training within six (6) months from date of hire. PHYSICAL/MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:  Must be able to analyze and interpret visual/graphical data and design information. Must have the manual dexterity to manipulate parts and benchtop experimental apparatus (up to ten (10) pounds in weight) for experiments. POLICY AND/OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS:  As a condition of employment, employee will be subject to all applicable RCUH policies and procedures and, as applicable, subject to University of Hawai‘i's and/or business entity's policies and procedures.  Violation of RCUH's, UH's, or business entity's policies and/or procedures or applicable State or Federal laws and/or regulations may lead to disciplinary action (including, but not limited to possible termination of employment, personal fines, civil and/or criminal penalties, etc.).  


SECONDARY QUALIFICATIONS:  Knowledge of electromagnetic principles. Experience with optics, polymer materials (synthesis, characterization), advanced manufacturing, or acoustophoresis. Highly self-motivated and committed to build productivity and excellence in a cooperative research environment.


INQUIRIES:  Dr. Tyler Ray 956-6642 (Oahu). 


Please apply directly on the RCUH website to be considered for the position.


APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS: Please go to and click on “Job Postings.” You must submit the following documents online to be considered for the position: 1) Cover Letter, 2) Resume, 3) Supervisory References, 4) Copy of Degree(s)/Transcript(s)/Certificate(s). All online applications must be submitted/received by the closing date (11:59 P.M. Hawai‘i Standard Time/RCUH receipt time) as stated on the job posting. If you do not have access to our system and the closing date is imminent, you may send additional documents to [email protected] If you have questions on the application process and/or need assistance, please call (808)956-7262 or (808)956-0872. 


CLOSING DATE:  July 2, 2021 or until filled. Applications received after this deadline may  be  considered only if the position is not filled or up to the date a selection has been approved by the RCUH (whichever comes first). 


RCUH’s mission is to support and enhance research, development and training in Hawai‘i, with a focus on the University ofHawai‘i.


Equal Opportunities Employer – Minorities/Women/Disability/Veteran.