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Title:  Research Engineer, Center for Innovation through Visualization and Simulation

Requisition ID:  13656

Hammond, IN, US

Date:  Nov 10, 2021

Job Summary


CIVS, established in 2009, is a multidisciplinary research center which applies cutting-edge simulation and visualization technologies to solve real-world problems with academic, industry, and community partners. With its missions in innovation, application, and education, CIVS is globally recognized for its innovative approaches to developing solutions to complex problems. CIVS, in collaboration with more than 160 organizations, has made significant educational and economic impacts. CIVS also serves as a showcase for the NWI region, highlighting the region's commitment to innovation, cutting-edge technologies, collaboration, high-quality work, and real-world problem solving.


The Full-time Research Engineer will work with Purdue Northwest researchers and collaborators from other institutions and industry to utilize visualization techniques and technologies for research and application to real world problems.


Essential Duties:


  • Develop and support interactive software to visualize large-scale data sets generated by computational fluid dynamics simulation of industrial processes, and develop new data visualization techniques and algorithms for application to industrial monitoring and prediction tools.
  • Research, refine, and integrate emerging technologies into existing workflows.
  • Support activities involving advanced scientific visualization, data analytics, development of intuitive user interfaces, and development of virtual reality, augmented reality, and related technologies. 
  • Mentor and guide graduate student effort on active research projects.

Core Competencies


Experience in 3D visualization and scientific visualization programming techniques, and experience working with game engines such as Unity 3D.


Must demonstrate strong writing and communication skills.


Must have the ability to function in a team environment with other researchers and to mentor graduate students in work on applied research projects. Experience working with virtual reality, augmented reality, or related technologies is preferred.



An earned M.S. Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Graphics, Computer Science or other related field is required.



One year of experience in 3D visualization and scientific visualization programming techniques, and experience working with game engines such as Unity 3D. Student and/or graduate work counts towards year of experience.


Additional Information:


For information regarding our excellent benefits package, please visit: www.purdue.edu/benefits


Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check along with a motor vehicle records check if applicable.


Purdue University Northwest is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

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Nearest Major Market: Gary
Nearest Secondary Market: Chicago

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