Scientist / Research Engineer General

Univa Corporation

Troy, MI

Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Scientist / Research Engineer General

Job Summary:

Our client in Dearborn, MI is looking for a Scientist / Research Engineer General. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

The Advanced Emissions team within Vehicle Propulsion Systems Engineering is seeking a chemist/ chemical engineer with a strong background is chemistry and understanding of catalyst function and durability for exhaust gas treatment of internal combustion engines. Working to evaluate and investigate aftertreatment technologies in the laboratory environment at Research & Innovation Center and on vehicle at Allen Park Test Laboratory to improve emission control for increasing stringent standards.


  • Characterization of materials for catalyst substrates, particle filters, and exhaust assemblies, including SEM, CTE, shear strength, porosimetry, XRF, XRD and BET Performing catalytic activity evaluation of monolithic samples and/or full size aftertreatment systems.
  • Benchmarking supplier formulations for catalyst robustness and durability.
  • Collaborate with aftertreatment test engineers, technical specialists and catalyst coaters and substrate suppliers on new concepts for aftertreatment.
  • Collaborate with calibration teams, suppliers, and technical specialists to support root cause determination and prevent reoccurance for warranty emission issues or post-production in-use concerns (e.g., IUVP/IUCP).
  • General work to assemble and maintain reactor and catalyst assemblies for testing and demonstration of function.
  • Validation of laboratory results on vehicle applications by dyno/ chassis rolls testing for emission demonstration and analysis of on-vehicle function.
  • Analysis of vehicle emissions data to quantify sensitivity of tailpipe emissions to aftertreatment design parameters and operational noise factors.


  • Minimum B.S. in Physical Sciences or Engineering (Chemistry, Physics, or Chemical Engineering). 
  • 3 – 5 years of experience in the combustion engine emissions field. 
  • Understanding of TWC function, failure modes, and sensitivity to inputs and noise factors.
  • Experience with chassis or engine dynamometer facilities and an understanding of their operations with respect to vehicle drive cycles, emission reports, and data collection using ATI Vision/ETAS.
  • Sound technical knowledge of regulated emission requirements.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are required.
  • Hybrid position. 


  • 5+ years demonstrating ability to analyze, plan, and solve sophisticated system problems as they relate to engines and emissions.
  • Familiarity with programming software including LabVIEW and Matlab.
  • Familiarity with emission measurement techniques including FID, FTIR, mass spectrometry, and x-ray analysis.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products

Why Work with Us:

Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer’s toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today’s problems into tomorrow’s opportunities.

Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

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