Post-Doctoral Research Associate

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Logo Posting Number RTF00031PO18 Classification Title Sr. Research Associate Internal Title Post-Doctoral Research Associate Campus Columbia 01 College/Division College of Engineering and Computing Department CEC Mechanical Engineering Advertised Salary Range $36,000 - $38,000 Location of Vacancy Part/Full Time Full Time Hours per week 37.5 Type of Grant Funded Position Research Grant (RGP) Basis 12 months Job Search Category Post-doctoral

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Position Description

Advertised Job Summary

Individual needed to perform research and development of data-driven and equation-based reduced order models and computational tools for thermal, turbulent flow, and fluid-structure interaction problems.

Required Education and Experience

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and civil engineering.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with reduced order modeling (ROM), data analytics, and machine learning.
Experience with commercial multiphysics CAE tool: ANSYS, FLUENT, CFX, STAR-CCM+.
Skills in analytical and semi-analytical solution to partial differential equations.


Experience with developing Navier-Stokes and turbulence solvers (RANS/LES) and boundary layer modeling using finite volume and finite element approaches on structured and unstructured grid.
Experience with CFD development within the OpenFOAM environment and strong hands-on experience with high-performance parallel computing.
Proficiency in C++, Fortran, and Matlab.

Posting Detail Information

Desired Start Date 01/16/2019 Position End Date Job Open Date 12/20/2018 Job Close Date 01/20/2019 Open Until Filled No Special Instructions to Applicant

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We are only accepting applications submitted by January 20, 2019.

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The University of South Carolina does not discriminate in educational or employment opportunities on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender, age, disability, protected veteran status or genetics.

Position Attributes

Hazardous weather category Non-Essential Safety/Security Sensitive or Requires a CDL No

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have Ph.D. in mechanical engineering and civil engineering?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Portfolio
Optional Documents
  1. Other Supporting Documents





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Posted: 12/21/2018
Application Due: 2/19/2019
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