Employment

The University of Iowa, Center for Computer-Aided Design, Operator Performance Laboratory (OPL), is seeking applicants for a full-time Flight Test Engineering Associate supporting human factors experimentation using OPL flight test aircraft and flight simulator facilities. This position is restricted to U.S. citizens or U.S. permanent residents, due to federal government restrictions on the use of export controlled software and equipment. The OPL conducts research in human-in-the-loop and intelligent autonomous systems to increase efficiency, inter-operability, and safety. Systems of particular interest include fight decks, airborne sensor systems, Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) systems, and user interface systems. 

The successful candidate will support the research mission of the Center for Computer-Aided Design Operator Performance Laboratory by providing leadership and direction on the delivery of moderately complex research projects. Work related to aircraft-related software development, instrumentation, fabrication, modeling, and simulation; data collection on site and at customer locations; and support of flight test operations will be performed. 

The University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities and isknown around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. From the sciences to the arts, our aim is to provide a diverse and technologically advanced community where all can work and learn together to achieve excellence. We strive to realize the Iowa Promise to become one of the ten most distinguished public universities in the country. On our beautiful campus spanning the Iowa River, our faculty and staff enjoy access to an array of cultural, educational, and recreational activities. The University of Iowa offers an exceptional benefits package and many other support resources to help employees balance their professional and personal lives. 

A Bachelor of Science degree in engineering or a related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. This position also requires at least one year of experience or equivalent level of training in electronics systems and software development and experience in designing, fabricating, and installing electrical and computer or avionics components in aircraft or closely related systems. Experience with C, C#, Python, or C++ programming and hands-on work experience with hand and power tools on aviation or closely related systems is required. The ability to occasionally move aviation and research materials and equipment weighing up to 50 pounds in support of research for equipment assembly, disassembly, and modification; the ability to climb on scaffolding, ladders, and work in confined spaces (aircraft fuselages); a valid driver’s license; and the ability to meet and maintain University Driving Policy standards is also required.  For a full position description and list of required and desired qualifications, visit http://p.rfer.us/UIOWALa73B. Employment is contingent upon a successful credential and background check.

The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.