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UTRCI Research Scientist, Aerospace Systems Engineering

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Businesses United Technologies Research Center Job ID 37721 Date posted 03/02/2018 City Cork State Munster Country Ireland

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI) is UTRC's European research hub, created to fully leverage a global network of innovation. UTRCI works with universities, research institutions, and industry throughout Europe to further its research and development mission in aerospace and building systems.

United Technologies Research Centre Ireland, Ltd. (UTRCI), established in 2009, conducts research into the next generation of energy and security systems for high-performance buildings, generating world-class technologies for UTC's commercial businesses worldwide. Recently, UTRC Ireland added aerospace systems research to its portfolio to support UTC's large industrial presence in Europe. UTRCI invites qualified individuals to apply for the following position in its Cork office. A competitive compensation and benefits package will be provided to the successful candidates.

The United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) is the corporate research center of UTC, operating at the leading edge of commercial and military aviation, aerospace systems, climate control, elevator design, and security and fire protection. At UTRC, we create new ideas and opportunities by collaborating across time zones, geographies and cultures. We are a community of high performing inventors, innovators, thinkers, manufacturers, motivators, leaders, problem solvers, dreamers and achievers.

We work with universities, external research organizations, and global business units to identify, develop and demonstrate innovative technology solutions, products, services and intelligent systems. We are looking for scientists and engineers who have a passion for innovation and a high tolerance for ambiguity. You must be an independent thinker and self-starter with a demonstrated ability to produce high-quality technical content by collaborating with fellow researchers and product specialists. You will have the opportunity to continuously develop and invent new technologies, products and processes. At UTRC, you'll be part of an evolving, globally diverse company that's moving fast to shape the future of technology - one full of career opportunities and the chance to contribute and grow in a variety of ways. We are committed to recruiting and retaining the best and brightest people from the broadest and most diverse talent pool possible, so that we can serve our customers globally. If you have ideas, inspiration and expertise to continue developing products and systems that make the world a better place to live, then we have a great opportunity for you to contribute to our continued legacy of innovation.

The System Modeling and Optimization group as part of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems Department invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of a Senior Research Scientist in the area of Aerospace Systems Engineering. More specifically, the ideal candidate will work in the area of

dynamic, multi-scale, multi-physics system modelling, design and analysis, design optimization and trade-space exploration, and model-based system engineering for aerospace applications. We support UTRC mission by developing advanced research programs and new capabilities and transitioning techniques and algorithms to UTC's business units. Technology demonstrations of developed technologies of relevance to United Technologies Corporation (UTC) will also be an important part of the research.

  • Scientific and Engineering Contributions: (1) dynamic, multi-scale, multi-physics system modelling, design and analysis, (2) design optimization and trade-space exploration, and (3) model-based system engineering. Develop technologies at different levels of maturity, from initial scientific concepts through to validation in industrial-strength environments

  • Effective Teamwork: Work effectively in multidisciplinary projects within UTRC and UTC. In addition to technical contributions, provide timely, accurate reports and presentations to key stakeholders. Collaborate with consortium partners as part of externally funded projects (e.g. EU H2020).

  • Proposal writing: Assist and lead in developing proposals for externally-funded research (EU, National) and collaborating with external partners such as companies, national labs and universities.

  • IP Generation: Actively pursue patenting and publication opportunities



  • Ph.D. in in Aerospace Systems Engineering or a related field, with a few  years of industrial or academic experience or MA/MS degree, with several years of industrial or academic experience

  • Expert experience in one of the following: (1) Aerospace Systems Architecting, (2) Design Optimization and Trade-Space Exploration, (3) Model-based systems engineering.

  • Experience in modeling and simulation of multi-scale, multi-physics systems, particularly in the aerospace domain

  • Record of technical contributions, including publications in refereed technical journals and major conferences;

The successful candidate will work as part of a distributed multidisciplinary team, and will be expected to:

  • Demonstrated ability to work within multi-disciplinary teams to successfully achieve desired technical outcomes within time and budget constraints

  • Results-oriented with strong communication skills and customer focus

  • Demonstrated ability to write proposals and win external funding/contracts/grants

  • Motivated self-starter with a strong enthusiasm to learn and passion for speed and agility

  • Willingness to go beyond the original field of expertise

Additional Comments

This position is based at UTRC's European hub in Cork, Ireland. Candidates can apply online at: by selecting the "Careers" option on top of the page then click on Search Jobs. now choose 'Ireland' from the country/region drop down menu and hit go. all open position at UTRC Ireland will appear.

United Technologies Corporation is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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