The National Institute of Aerospace (NIA) has an opening for a Research Engineer with expertise and experience performing finite-element modeling and non-linear structural analysis of metallic and composite aerospace structures. The successful candidate must have demonstrated proficiency in the use of finite element codes used for the design, analysis, and assessment of the response of composite structures subjected to a wide variety of loading environments (to include both structural and thermal).
The successful applicant will be a member of a technical team engaged in the development of advanced aerospace vehicle structures at the NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, VA.
Interested candidates should apply via NIA’s career opportunities site located at www.nianet.org under the ‘About NIA’ tab. Please include a letter of introduction, resume, and the names and contact information of three current references.
NIA, located near NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton Virginia, is a non-profit research and graduate education institute created to perform aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation, and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers.
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BS degree, or equivalent, in appropriate field of engineering and 3-5 years applicable experience.
Applicable experience with the use of the follow software tools is necessary:
Due to the technologies to be used, US Citizenship/Permanent Residence is a bona fide requirement.
MS degree preferred.
Applicants should possess a strong background in the areas of:
Assessment of strength, stability, and structural response to a combination of applied and thermal loads
Mechanics and failure mechanisms of fiber-reinforced composites
Knowledge of design, qualification, and certification requirements of composite aerospace structures
About National Institute of Aerospace
National Institute of Aerospace, located near NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Virginia, is a rapidly-growing, non-profit research and education institute created to perform leading edge aerospace and atmospheric research, develop new technologies for the nation, and help inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers. Additional information about NIA and its education and research programs is available via www.nianet.org.