Post-Doctoral Fellow

Job description

Job location: Worcester


Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2019-08-28
Req: R0000678
JOB TITLE

Post-Doctoral Fellow

LOCATION

Worcester

DEPARTMENT NAME

Fire Protection Engineering Department

DIVISION NAME

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARY

Applications are being sought for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of wildland fire behavior specifically and fire dynamics in general. The primary responsibility will be to support existing and upcoming projects. Experience in fire experimentation and diagnostic, particularly with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and/or in fire simulations using FDS is required.

JOB DESCRIPTION

Applications are being sought for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of wildland fire behavior specifically and fire dynamics in general. The primary responsibility will be to support existing and upcoming projects. Experience in fire experimentation and diagnostic, particularly with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and/or in fire simulations using FDS is required.

Additional responsibilities will include research support on collaborative projects with other institutions, including field experiments and proposal development to writing grant applications. They may also include lecturing assistance in the areas of thermofluids, fire dynamics, and simulations.

The postdoctoral fellow will be required to publish scholarly papers and to take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate should have excellent analytical and problem solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills. A one-year appointment is anticipated. Applicants will need to provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, at least two exemplar publications, and at least three academic/research references. Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted by September 1st, 2019 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The target start date of this position is October 1st, 2019.

Requirements; Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineering or any related field.

FLSA STATUS

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

 

 

 

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