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Business Unit: United Technologies Research Center Job ID: 01303871 Date posted: Apr. 01, 2019 City: East Hartford State: Connecticut Country: United States

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RC1: United Tech Research Center 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 06108 USA

United Technologies Corporation (UTC; NYSC: UTX) is headquartered in Farmington, CT, just outside of Hartford, CT. We employ over 240,000 talented individuals globally, achieve net sales in excess of $60 billion, and invest $4B each year back into research & development activities. Our aerospace businesses include Pratt & Whitney aircraft engines and Collins Aerospace  – the combination of which make us the largest aerospace company in the world. Our commercial businesses include Otis elevators and escalators and Carrier – a leading provider of heating, ventilation, air conditioning, fire and security systems and building automation controls.

United Technologies Corporation (UTC) was founded by some of the world’s greatest inventors. We helped build the Second Industrial Revolution and brought about a century of urbanization and globalization. Now we need your help to build the next one.

Tech@UTC is the UTC technology organization, comprised of the global engineering function, several focused centers of expertise, our skunkworks organization – United Technologies Advanced Projects (UTAP), and our advanced Research & Development lab – United Technologies Research Center (UTRC). By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create smart, sustainable solutions that prove we can do the big things the right way. We put the “T” in UTC.

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.

United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) develops new technologies that enable the most innovative products in the world. Our researchers serve as expert technical consultants to United Technologies Corporation (UTC) businesses, lead government-sponsored research programs, and pursue their own creative ideas. UTRC is a dynamic community composed of more than 450 employees with over 96% of the technical staff holding graduate degrees. Applied research is performed across diverse disciplines including thermal and fluid sciences, physical sciences, and engineering systems.

Do you have a passion for innovation coupled with technical depth in thermodynamics, heat transfer, and thermal management systems? If so, the Thermal Management Group needs your skills. Our Senior Research Engineer position demands strong fundamentals, coupled with skills in physics-based modeling, programming, and an intuition for the appropriate level of modeling fidelity for a given problem. If your experience is in experimental heat transfer, we also encourage you to apply.

The Senior Research Engineer position may contribute in the following areas:

  • Multiphysics computational modeling
  • Thermal / energy management systems modeling and analysis
  • Aircraft and building system design
  • Experimental validation of new thermal management components
  • Design for advanced/additive manufacturing
  • Topological modeling/graph reasoning
  • Geometric modeling/spatial reasoning


Required qualifications:

  • Computational or experimental experience in thermodynamics and heat transfer
  • Graduate or within one year of graduation with a thesis-track engineering degree (M.S. or Ph.D.)
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Adaptability and the ability to thrive in a collaborative environment
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent resident (green card holder)
  • MS Candidates should have at least 4 years of relevant post degree work experience.
  • PhD Candidates with up to 3 years of relevant post degree work experience.

Next-generation products demand that we cross traditional boundaries. We deeply value multidisciplinary skills in the following areas: controls systems, design optimization methods, multidisciplinary design optimization (MDO), machine learning (algebraic, topological, deep learning, uncertainty quantification), systems engineering, dynamic systems, or materials science.

Education: Thesis-track engineering degree in any of the following engineering disciplines: Mechanical, Aerospace, Chemical or Nuclear Engineering (M.S. or Ph.D.)

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, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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