Post-Doctoral Research Fellow

Location
Tuskegee, AL
Posted
Feb 07, 2021
Position Type
Postdoc
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Posting Date: February 5, 2021 Posting End Date: April 5, 2021

Position: Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Location: Mechanical/Aerospace Science Engineering

Status: Full Time; Exempt (Two Positions)

Special Qualifications
In keeping with the President’s commitment to Tuskegee University demonstrating “Excellence in Every Way”, the ideal Post-Doctoral Research Fellow will possess the willingness to use his or her expertise to assist in the university’s efforts to be a sustainable academic organization committed to excellence.

Essential Job Duties and Responsibilities
The individuals selected will be able to independently design and execute novel research experiments related to his/her expertise under the general direction of the principal investigators on one of the following research tasks; (a) additive manufacturing and materials characterization and (b) experimental aerodynamics.

Potential areas of expertise for position (a) include:

  • Durability assessment of materials and components fabricated using additive manufacturing
  • Fracture and failure analysis of load bearing 3D printed components
  • Development of standards to qualify 3D produced components
  • Materials synthesis and characterization
  • Knowledgeable in microscopic and spectroscopic characterization of materials
  • Ability to obtain and report research results in a timely manner
  • Ability to supervise and manage a team of graduate students in alignment with project
  • Ability to lead graduate and undergraduate students in support of logistics and research operations
Potential areas of expertise for position (b) include:

  • Computational analysis of fluid dynamic problems from low speed to high-speed flow regimes
  • Experimental and DNS (Direct Numerical Simulation) of turbulence flow
  • Analysis of aircraft design that employs engine rotation to attain both vertical and efficient horizontal flight
  • Ability to obtain and report research results in a timely manner
  • Ability to supervise and manage a team of graduate students in alignment with project priorities
  • Ability to lead graduate and undergraduate students in support of logistics and research operations

Qualifications

  • A PhD in aerospace engineering, mechanical, or materials engineering
  • At least two years' experience in related research fields
  • Experience with instrumentation and equipment relevant to area of expertise (e.g., DSC, DMA, SEM, FTIR, tensile tester, hardness tester, etc.)
  • Significant record of scientific publications is required in peer-reviewed journals
  • Experience in scientific equipment maintenance is a plus
  • Must communicate effectively interpersonally and in writing

Salary
Commensurate with education, training and experience: Salary contingent upon outside funding.

THE POSITION IS FOR U.S. CITIZENS ONLY

**The statements contained in this job announcement reflect general details as necessary to describe the principal functions of this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required and the scope of responsibility. It should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements. **
APPLICATIONS will be accepted in the Office of Human Resources. Each applicant, including all current/existing employees, must complete and submit a Tuskegee University employment application, resume/CV, (3) letters of reference (with detailed contact information) and copies of unofficial transcripts (official transcript(s) will be required upon hire). Applicants must meet the minimum qualifications and submit a completed application packet in order to be considered for the position. The University reserves the right not to fill the position in the event of budgetary or operational constraints.

Office of Human Resources
Attn: Employment/Recruitment
1200 West Montgomery Road
101 Kresge Center
Tuskegee University
Tuskegee, Alabama 36088
Email Address:
[email protected] Fax: 334-724-4319
Equal Employment Opportunity Employer-Male/Female/Veteran/Disabled
Federal law requires identity and employment eligibility verification on Form I-9 within three (3) business days of employment.
Must be able to pass a drug screen and background check.

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