Over the past 30 years the University of Kentucky Center for Applied Energy Research [CAER] has built up an outstanding research program directed to high-value carbon materials derived from coal and petroleum resources such as pitches, binders, cokes, activated carbons, fibers and composites. CAER is staffing up its carbon materials program and seeks one or more research engineers at the Assistant, Associate, Senior or Principal levels. The group will be primarily responsible for carrying out process trials for coal liquefaction, distillations and processing of mesophase pitch. Applicants for the research engineer positions will preferably have experience in chemical or petroleum engineering, including experience in plant operations, maintenance, process control systems, safety and engineering; strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated record of teamwork, adaptability, innovation and initiative; and the ability to work well with all levels of personnel throughout CAER's laboratories.
Critical thinker with the ability to maintain compliance with safety precautions.
Position Time Status: Full-Time
Required Related Experience:
No experience required.
Required License/Registration/Certification :
Experience reading technical drawings is ideal along with a degree in Engineering or related field.
University Community of Inclusion:
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.
Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.
Adjacent to downtown Lexington, UK is nestled in the scenic heart of the beautiful Bluegrass Region of Kentucky. UK's campus covers more than 814 acres, with more than 30,700 students and 13,500 full-time employees, including nearly 2,400 full-time faculty and librarians.
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