Internship/Co-Op, Jobs

Thermal Engineering Student Placement (2023/24)

For many fans of Formula One, the sport exists between lights and chequered flag on a Sunday afternoon. It begins and ends with the exploits of the drivers on the track. But this is merely the tip of the spear. The reality of modern F1 is that of a complex and intertwined operation, every part of which needs to perform near its limit if success is to be achieved. From the pit crew searching for the ultimate repeatable pit stop, to the inspiration of the designers, the application of engineers and the herculean efforts of an army of fabricators and machinists. Much of our success is thanks to the diversity of thought and spectrum of skill sets held within the team, our ability to recognise unique contributions from individual team members is just a part of why we love what we do.

Job Description

Motorsport is the world’s most competitive engineering sector.  At the pinnacle of motorsport, Formula One teams get to test their engineering prowess race by race against ultra-competitive peers in front of an audience measured in the hundreds of millions.

Working for Red Bull Racing is fundamentally different to working for any of our competitors.  It has the technological expertise and facilities that you would come to expect from a world championship winning Formula One team but with an atmosphere that is uniquely Red Bull. Team spirit is the foundation of everything we do, with every job making a vital contribution to the development and racing of our Formula One cars.  The work is not only demanding but the pace of development so fast that your feet will barely touch the ground – but job satisfaction really does not get any better than the winning feeling of making a real contribution to a grand prix-winning car.

Red Bull Racing & Technology, Red Bull Powertrains and Red Bull Advanced Technologies are inviting candidates to apply for an Industrial Placement position within The Thermal Engineering Lab.

Thermal Engineering:

The key accountabilities of this role are:

  • Research and development of new thermal management solutions including material development and testing. There will be a component of the three main fields: theoretical, numerical and experimental.
  • Running laboratory experiments to determine material thermal properties as well as component level thermal validation.
  • Design of thermal management solutions to run on our car and other products from the Red Bull family.
  • Design and draughting of new rig equipment to validate thermal management technology.
  • The preparation of technical documentation to support your designs
  • Developing problem solving and communication skills through working closely with designers, managers, mechanics and technical specialists from throughout the organisation
  • Development and correlation of fluid dynamic and/or thermal system numerical models and transient simulations, based on a first-principals approach.
  • To be eligible for this placement applicants must be returning to higher education to study for at least 1 year after their placement year.  Confirmation of this should be in place at time of application.  While we would like to open this opportunity up to all applicants these positions are intended to be a work placement for students currently undertaking higher education and is therefore the eligibility requirement.  Please do not apply if you do not fall within the requirements for this position.

The placements will be for 1 year, starting in Summer 2023. To be considered for this Student Placement, please apply to this advert and submit both your CV and a one-page Cover Letter.

Application closing date 0800 (UK time) 14th October 2022.

*Applications submitted after this deadline will not be considered*

Not only is this a great undergraduate student placement opportunity but also a fantastic team to work for. A good salary is just the start, there are many other benefits too such as health care, company contributed pension, free on-site gym, free daily lunch allowance plus more…

Job Posting End Date

Fri, 14 Oct 2022

Jobs, Research

Student Research Assistant Opportunity

Student Research Assistant Opportunity

Prof. Luna Lu’s Research Lab at Civil Engineering is looking for an undergraduate Research Assistant to help on IoT sensor device development. The candidate will assist on the data processing, electronic design and development of data loggers for sensors. This is part of a federally sponsored project.

The undergraduate research assistant (RA) will help a research project that develops novel nondestructive testing methods for cementitious materials, e.g., mortar and concrete. The RA will work closely with PhD students with civil and electrical engineering backgrounds at HAMP building. The RA will be mentored with experimental skills and be actively involved in the experiment process. Specific tasks will vary depending on the progress of the project. Some common tasks are sample preparation, labelling, data collection and instrument maintenance.

Interested candidates are requested to email Zhihao KONG at  kong89@purdue.edu and copy Prof. Luna Lu at luna@purdue.edu to express their interest, along with their resume.

Prof. Luna Lu (link) and her Joe and Lisa Shetterley Innovation Lab focus on developing new technologies for advancement and problem-solving in sensors and construction, and have contributions in optoelectronic materials development, energy harvesting, and advanced sensing.