Research and Development Engineer

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Job title
Research and Development Engineer
Aprovecho Research Center
  • United States of America
North America
Type of job
temporary contract
48 months
Language of description
Job description
[[Job description::Since 1976, the non-profit Aprovecho Research Center has been a world leader in sharing open-source design and testing technologies and services for improved biomass cookstoves to reduce the health, climate, and livelihood impacts of cooking with biomass over open fires, currently still practiced by 2.7 billion people in the world. Most famous for the Winiarski “rocket stove” which has been implemented extensively by grassroots and multinational organizations alike, Aprovecho is known for user-friendly, easily disseminated, and freely shared technologies to improve cookstove designs and testing facilities around the world. We are now seeking a self-motivated, intellectually curious, committed humanitarian and engineer to join us in this effort and also to expand our work into cordwood heating stoves on a 4-year grant funded by the US Department of Energy.

Aprovecho is situated on a beautiful campus in the coastal forests of rural Cottage Grove, Oregon. We have a long history of practice in sustainability, organic gardening, permaculture, and appropriate technology. This position is in-person only and may require some local and international travel.

Job Title: Research and Development Engineer

Appointment: Full-Time

Target Start Date (negotiable): 11/15/2022

Full consideration Date: 10/1/2022


  • Executing experiments and maintaining/calibrating equipment
  • Fabrication of prototypes
  • Data analysis
  • Potential travel locally and globally for field testing

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering or closely related field
  • Demonstrated commitment to engineering for social good
  • Fabrication experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in mechanical or chemical engineering or related field
  • Demonstrated experience in laboratory setting
  • Experience with metal fabrication
When applying please send an email to and attach the following documents: 1) A cover letter indicating career goals and how your qualifications and experience have prepared you for this position; 2) A resume/CV; 3) A portfolio of past projects; and 4) A list of at least three professional references with name, title, and contact information (email and phone).]]
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