Careers - Engineer, Research

HTRI seeks an individual to develop, manage, and execute assigned HTRI research projects involving the acquisition of experimental data, analytical research, and the correlation of data. This position offers a hybrid schedule, with some workdays at our Navasota, Texas headquarters.

Principal Responsibilities

  • Identify potential short- and long-range research projects; with guidance, prepare project specifications for short- and long-range research projects; draft schedules for assigned projects.
  • With guidance, propose experimental program, as well as designs for new test units and modifications of existing test units.
  • Execute experiments; collect and evaluate test data; prepare project progress reports.
  • Develop new correlations and design methods in heat transfer technology using test data and/or analytical models.
  • Provide software development staff with accurate data and methods to produce software-based design methods for process heat transfer equipment.
  • Respond to technical inquiries related to domain expertise.
  • Write HTRI technical reports, Design Manual sections, and newsletter articles; maintain experimental data records; make presentations at HTRI Global Conference and other technical conferences.
  • Upon request, prepare materials for and present workshops, short courses, and webinars.
  • Execute contract research projects.


  • PhD, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering
  • Doctoral or industrial research experience related to HTRI's mission and a proven record of successful research endeavors
  • Knowledge of precedents, practices, and principles of heat transfer, thermodynamics, and fluid mechanics; area of specialization may vary according to current/anticipated research needs of HTRI
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (oral and written)
  • Proficient data analysis skills and capability to develop calculation tools to manipulate measured data into meaningful results

Preferred but Not Essential

  • Familiarity with fluid and heat transfer numerical methods or use of commercial software to implement these methods
  • Knowledge of Python or other data analysis programming languages

Individual must possess authorization to work in the United States without visa sponsorship. 

Submit résumé to

Human Resources
Heat Transfer Research, Inc.
P.O. Box 1390
Navasota, TX 77868
[email protected]