Research Scientist

Charlottesville, VA
Jan 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Research Scientist

Position Type: Professional Research Staff

Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 09-29-2016

Posting Summary:
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the School of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Virginia seeks applicants for a Research Scientist position in the area of computational flow simulation of fish/mammal swimming and bio-flows in human airway. The incumbent will manage technical milestones for research projects sponsored by ONR and NSF, supervision of students, and fluid-structure simulations of bio-inspired propulsors and human uvular.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical and/or Aerospace Engineering, with a strong background and experience in one or more of the following: computational modeling of fluid-structure interaction, immersed boundary methods, cut-cell methods, large eddy simulation (LES), interface tracking/capturing methods, parallel computing, and multi-phase flows. The successful candidate must have experience in research reporting (as evidenced by journal and conference papers) as well as ability to assist with supervision of undergraduate and graduate students. Priority consideration will be given to those that have 2+ years postdoc or higher level experiences in academia and strong code development skills.

To apply, visit and search on Posting Number 0619669. Complete a Candidate Profile online; attach a cover letter summarizing your qualification and research interests, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional references.

Applicant screening begins October 28, 2016 and the position will remain open until filled. This position is subject to satisfactory performance and the availability of funding.

The University of Virginia is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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