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Electrical Engineer

Posted on December 4th, 2017

IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering, The University of Iowa has an opening for an Electrical Engineer. The successful candidate will contribute to the research mission of IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering ( by supporting IIHR’s electronics and instrumentation shop. This person is responsible for electrical and electronic equipment in multiple facilities in partnership with the IIHR mechanical shop, staff, and UI Facilities Management and will help plan and design the fabrication, modification, repair, procurement and implementation of complex electronic devices, structures, and systems.


The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, a world-renowned center for education, research, and public service focusing on hydraulic engineering and fluid mechanics. The University of Iowa is one of the nation’s top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. From the sciences to the arts, our aim is to provide a diverse and technologically advanced community where all can work and learn together to achieve excellence. We strive to realize the Iowa Promise to become one of the ten most distinguished public universities in the country. On our beautiful campus spanning the Iowa River, our faculty and staff enjoy access to an array of cultural, educational, and recreational activities. The University of Iowa offers an exceptional benefits package and many other support resources to help employees balance their professional and personal lives.


The University of Iowa is located in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known. Information regarding some of the resources that the University of Iowa and the local area provide can be found at (


A Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering or a closely related engineering degree is required. This position also requires at least three months of experience using, maintaining, and troubleshooting electronic equipment and instrumentation with knowledge of both digital and analog electronics. Knowledge of operating test equipment such as multimeters, oscilloscopes, signal generators, and spectrum analyzers and knowledge of sensor outputs and communication standards (including but not limited to 4-20mA, PWM, TTL, RS232, RS485, MODBUS, USART, SDI) and sensor calibration is also required. For a full position description and list of required and desired qualifications, visit The final applicant is subject to a credential and background check.


The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, disability, genetic information, status as a U.S. veteran, service in the U.S. military, sexual orientation, gender identity, associational preferences, or any other classification that deprives the person of consideration as an individual.


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