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Jacobs R&D Liquid Rocket Engineer/Scientist R-70 in Edwards Afb, California

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Your Impact:

Seeking a research and development engineer or scientist for liquid rocket combustion devices. The selected applicant will join an established team of scientists and engineers, performing basic research in liquid rocket combustion. Emphasis areas include the physical and chemical processes associated with injection, combustion, detonation, and thermal management in rocket thrust chambers as well as the design and execution of subscale rocket device testing and modular engine concepts.

Researcher will utilize techniques such as subscale combustor hardware measurements, optical and laser diagnostics, CFD and numerical tools, high-speed data acquisition systems, and analysis to understand rocket engine combustors or detonation engines. The successful applicant will also be expected to work closely with companion modeling and simulation efforts also underway in the group.

Collaboration with external research groups as well as with the applied engine development groups within AFRL, participation in technical symposia, publishing in refereed journals, and maintaining a strong international reputation are expected.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • Required Skills:

  • PhD in engineering or relevant science discipline

  • Thorough fundamental understanding of gas dynamics, combustion, and heat transfer

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • High-pressure combustion system measurement experience

  • Must be able to obtain a secret security clearance

  • Desired Skills:

  • Rocket engine experience

  • Laser diagnostics

  • High speed data acquisition systems

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Steel-toed boots when testing (50%)

  • High noise level: Hearing protection when testing (50%)

Description of Work Environment

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Indoor test cell open to outside (100%)

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: Mojave Desert summer temps 100°F (25%)

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: Energetic materials when testing (50%)

  • Travel/transportation requirements: Drivers license required for site access (100%)

Criticality of Attendance

  • Shift, 1st,: 9-80 schedule (100%)

  • Necessity for regular attendance: 100%

  • Urgency for punctuality: 100%

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