We have an exciting opportunity for a Principal Research Engineer to join our growing Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI). FSRI research addresses the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers.
As a principal research engineer, you will collaborate with other researchers to apply a wide variety of scientific knowledge based in the discipline of fire protection engineering with the goal of improving fire safety in residential and commercial occupancies. In this position, you will apply your knowledge of state-of-the-art engineering principals and theories, as well as fire measurement expertise, and computational fire modeling to a wide range of fire safety research-based problems.
Specifically, this position is focused on addressing concerns related to advancements in experimental measurement and analysis of fire phenomena. Current research areas include compartment fire dynamics, fire modeling in the use of fire safety design and fire reconstruction, and emerging fire safety challenges.
Underwriters Laboratories Fire Safety Research Institute (FSRI) advances fire safety knowledge to address the world’s unresolved fire safety risks and emerging dangers. As part of Underwriters Laboratories Inc., the non-profit organization within the UL enterprise, we are committed to sharing our fire safety insights with everyone to advance UL’s public safety mission of providing safe living and working environments for people everywhere. Through advanced fire science, rigorous research, extensive outreach and education in collaboration with our international network of partners, we impart stakeholders with the information, tools and resources that enable them to make better, more fire-safe decisions that ultimately save lives and property. To learn more, visit FSRI.org.
At Underwriters Laboratories, we wake up every day with a common purpose: to make the world a safer, more secure and sustainable place. Science is in our DNA; we are endlessly curious and passionate about seeking and speaking the truth. We take delight in knowing that our work makes a meaningful contribution to society, and we are proud that our culture is centered on integrity, collaboration, inclusion and excellence. Underwriters Laboratories stands at the forefront of technological advancement, and we are continually challenged to find new ways to foster innovation and positive change. Satisfying? Yes. Exciting? Absolutely!
As a Principal Research Engineer, you will play a key role in the fire safety research conducted by the UL Fire Safety Research Institute as you:
Conduct literature reviews to analyze fire incident data and laboratory test results to determine causes of problems and develop solutions.
UL has COVID-19 protocols and policies in place to ensure the safety of our employees, customers and clients. Effective November 1, 2021, the company mandates that employees are vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment (except where prohibited by law), subject to reasonable accommodation as required by law.
The ideal candidate will bring several qualities to the team, including:
Professional experience and education requirements for the role include:
Underwriters Laboratories Inc. is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing safety science research through the discovery and application of scientific knowledge. We conduct rigorous independent research and analyze safety data, convene experts worldwide to address risks, share knowledge through safety education and public outreach initiatives, and develop standards to guide safe commercialization of evolving technologies. We foster communities of safety, from grassroots initiatives for neighborhoods to summits of world leaders. Our organization employs collaborative and scientific approaches with partners and stakeholders to drive innovation and progress toward improving safety, security, and sustainability, ultimately enhancing societal well-being.
Our wholly owned subsidiary, UL Inc., advances our shared public safety mission. We fund our work through grants, the licensing of standards documents and the business activities of UL Inc., which conducts testing, verification and certification, and provides training and advisory services, along with data-driven reporting and decision-making tools for customers around the world.
To learn more, visit UL.org.
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