Part-Time Research and Development Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
UUV Programs
Full/Part Time:


This position will serve as a consultant through the development of complex systems, applying best practices in hydrodynamic analysis, control algorithm development, systems architecture and concept development, modeling and simulation, systems integration and testing. Candidate should have familiarity with Matlab and Simulink, hydrodynamic analysis, and control theory. Responsibilities include: candidate will advise the adaptation of control algorithms as they are ported into a new software architecture, and generalized for additional systems. Candidate will oversee the development and design of modeling and simulation tools to test and verify control algorithms. Candidate will guide one or more junior engineers in the tuning of control algorithms based on data collected from the field. A Master`s degree (Doctorate degree preferred) in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Systems Engineering, Software Engineering, Physics, or Mathematics is desired. Previous experience with Department of Defense or Department of Navy is preferred. Candidates selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088