Principal Engineer for Industrial Robotics at The Ohio State University

The Ohio State University is looking for an engineer to join our applied industrial robotics R&D team. Join us to contribute to the future of robotics manufacturing with ROS.

About the Job

This role will be in our Artificially Intelligent Manufacturing Systems (AIMS) Lab at the Center for Design and Manufacturing Excellence (CDME). We partner with industry professionals, university academics, and manufacturers to convert the latest algorithms into robust manufacturing solutions.

CDME offers an exciting opportunity to work on a diversity of projects where you may serve as a researcher, designer, or developer. Our portfolio covers both community R&D exploration and focused client projects. As a part of the university, we also contribute to making robotics and ROS more accessible to our regional community – from high school to professionals.

Apply to this job at the below link! We look forward to talking with you.


Our team is located in Columbus, Ohio, USA. Ohio is growing as a hub for advanced manufacturing. As the 2nd largest city in the Midwest, Columbus has a rich history of innovation. Our tech industry is thriving with cutting edge startups pushing the envelope in everything from robotics to gene therapy.

In 2022, Intel announced a landmark $20 billion investment to build two new leading-edge chip factories in the Columbus area. Similarly, Honda recently announced the construction of a $3.5 billion EV battery plant.

Columbus is known for our food scene, museums, and sports. You will have no issues looking for entertainment. Go Bucks! If you’re an outdoors person, Ohio has it’s own amazing set of parks for hiking, biking, camping, and more! And it’s affordable to live here!


This position will require access to export controlled data and work in an export controlled facility. Eligibility for this position is restricted to “U.S. persons” as defined in U.S. export control regulations. “U.S. persons” include:
(1) U.S. citizens or nationals;
(2) permanent residents;
(3) asylees or refugees; or
(4) individuals otherwise described as “protected individuals” pursuant to Title 8 U.S. Code Section 1324b(a)(3)(b).

Pay Range:

The targeted hiring range for this position is $92,000 to $123,000.

Experiences Requirements

If interested in this role, but do not meet the below requirements as stated, please reach out to us directly. There is some flexibility. Please contact us directly:

groeber.9 at
buynak.9 at
cdme at

Desired Education:

PhD in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Systems Engineering, Robotics or related field

Desired Experience:

  • Experience with industrial automation, six-axis robots
  • C++, Python, ROS and ROS 2, Unity, C#, OpenCV, PyTorch, TensorFlow, Linux CLI, Git, network administration, Solidworks, AutoCAD Electrical
  • Experience in a supervisory capacity over direct reports or processes is highly desired

Covid Requirements

Ohio State is focused on enhancing the health and safety of our community. Therefore, the university is requiring every student, faculty and staff member to be compliant with Ohio State’s COVID-19 vaccine requirement.

By the start of employment, all newly hired employees must receive at least the first dose of a two-dose series or a single dose of a one-dose series COVID-19 vaccination. Individuals who choose a two-dose series vaccination must receive the second dose within 45 days of their start date. Proof of vaccination will be required at time of hire.

Candidates may request a medical or religious exemption from the vaccination requirement. Campus employees may also request an exemption for personal reasons. Ohio State Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine or OSUP Employees are not eligible for personal exemptions. All exemptions are subject to Ohio State’s approval and subject to change, including revocation, due to legal and regulatory requirements.

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