Job Description

Payroll Title:
Mechanical Aerospace Engineering
Hiring Salary Range
$25.41 - $31.58 /hour
Appointment Type:
Limited Appointment
Appointment Percent:
RX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day

#109965 Staff Research Associate 2

Extended Review Date: Tue 1/18/2022

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

This is a 100% limited position for five (5) months.

  • The location of this position is in Woodland, CA near the University of California Davis at an off campus research facility.


The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) is in the Irwin and Joan Jacobs School of Engineering at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD). It is a large interdisciplinary engineering department with over 1,000 undergraduate students, 400 graduate students and 40+ faculty.

The University of California San Diego is seeking a staff research associate to work on the development of catalysts for the synthesis of renewable fuels, specifically renewable natural gas. Using a laboratory scale fluidized-bed reactor the staff research associate will assist in conducting experiments to evaluate catalyst performance.

The location of this position is in Woodland, CA near the University of California Davis at an off campus research facility.


  • BS Degree or technical experience in mechanical or chemical engineering systems.

  • Working knowledge of basic lab safety procedures and requirements.

  • Strong oral and written communications skills of technical data, including ability to effectively and accurately document research procedures.

  • Ability to work independently, follow through on assignments, and identify and analyze problems and resolve or recommend actions for resolution.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

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