CIT - Research Assistant (part-time) - Chemical Engineering

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: Pittsburgh, PENNSYLVANIA

CIT - Research Assistant (part-time) - Chemical Engineering -2015930



Since its inception in 1905, the Carnegie Mellon Department of Chemical Engineering has been on the leading edge of research and innovation in chemical engineering. Today, this is truer than ever. With research thrusts across fields such as health and medicine, biofuels, air quality and more, CMU ChemEs are paving the way to healthier, cleaner, more efficient future for all.

Recently, CMU was ranked by U.S. News and World Report as the #4 Graduate Engineering School in the United States. Pittsburgh is a vibrant & affordable place to live (consistently ranked as one of the most livable cities in the country) with lots of good food, outdoor recreation, and sports (except basketball; sorry). Our cost of living is low compared to other major cities.

The Department of Chemical Engineering (CHEG) is seeking a part-time Research Assistant for the Gounaris research lab. In this role, the ideal candidate will provide research support to explore the use of math-heuristic techniques to optimize production schedules of multi-product, multi-purpose batch plants.

Core responsibilities will include:

  • Follows research plans in order to collect, record, and manipulate research data. Maintains accurate and detailed research records and files.
  • Performs related duties as assigned.
  • May test software prototypes. May interact with research subjects in order to perform job functions.
  • Performs basic data analysis in order to product reports. Documents results and processes.
  • Performs library research and field explorations.


  • High School Diploma or GED required; Associate’s Degree preferred.
  • Experience in Chemical Engineering or related field;
  • Interdisciplinary strength in Process Systems Engineering;
  • A strong research record including academic experience;
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills;
  • Highly motivated and creative, enjoys working in a collaborative research environment.

This is a fixed-term position of up to 6 months and is inclusive of competitive salary and part-time benefits. The start date is flexible, but February 2021 is desired. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please upload your detailed CV and cover letter.


  • Background check

More Information:

Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world.

A listing of employee benefits is available at: .

Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran.

Statement of Assurance: .

Job Function
: Research 
Primary Location
: United States-Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh 
Time Type: Part Time 
Minimum Education Level: High School/GED 
Preferred Education Level: Associate's Degree or equivalent 

View or Apply

Similar Positions