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Principal Engineer

The Principal Engineer develops and leads machine learning / artificial intelligence research and development efforts for the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME); coordinates and conducts various sponsored research and industry projects; collaborates with research and industry partners to ensure projects are completed in accordance with project milestones, deliverable requirements and within the cost and schedule agreed upon during project scoping; works with OSU faculty and other CDME staff to coordinate multidisciplinary fundamental and applied research; utilizes expertise and leadership in determining technical solutions for complex problems; serves as a liaison with sponsoring agencies and other research and educational institutes; prepares technical reports for submission to sponsoring agencies; participates in preparation of research and industry proposals; writes journal and conference articles; presents research progress to sponsors and presents research results at conferences and symposia; establishes priorities and  supervises student employees (e.g. provides developmental opportunities, coaches to foster development, evaluates performance); supports professional development and student program activities of CDME in area of expertise; responsible for bringing in sufficient funding to support position and any direct reports; performs special projects and other duties as assigned.

This position will require access to export controlled data and work in an export controlled facility. Eligibility for this position is restricted to “U.S. persons” as defined in U.S. export control regulations. “U.S. persons” include:
(1) U.S. citizens or nationals; (2) permanent residents; (3) asylees or refugees; or (4) individuals otherwise described as “protected individuals” pursuant to Title 8 U.S. Code Section 1324b(a)(3)(b).



  • PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Robotics or related field
  • 7+ years experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience and/or training in software development, sensor interfaces, electrical circuit design and wiring, computer networking, and technical writing
  • Extensive experience in a professional multidisciplinary research environment with experience proposal writing and customer engagement
  • Considerable experience in a R & D setting (i.e., planning and conducting R & D projects/programs in terms of technical and managerial functions)


  • Experience with industrial automation, six-axis robots, C++, Python, ROS, Unity, C#, OpenCV, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Linux CLI, Git, network administration, Solidworks, AutoCAD Electrical
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity over direct reports or processes is highly desired

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Post Doctoral Scholar

Conducts research and development efforts as a Post Doctoral Scholar at the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence focused in the area of artificial intelligence manufacturing; documents information resulting from these studies and reports to sponsors; prepares research results and reports, conference and journal papers, and technical presentations; assists in mentoring student employees; attends research group and unit meetings;  


Ph.D. in Integrated Systems Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Biomedical Engineering or related Engineering field.

Familiarity with artificial intelligence manufacturing principles; excellent writing and communication skills.

To learn more and apply, please email cdme@osu.edu