Post-Doctoral Research Associate - Mechanical Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering (Temp)

Knoxville, TN
Apr 13, 2021
Position Type
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace & Biomedical Engineering

Pay Grade 00
Temporary Position - Available Immediately and Open until Filled

Seeking an exceptionally qualified candidate with expertise in computational fluid dynamics (CFD), data processing, parameter analysis, uncertainty quantification, and optimization. Provides support for externally funded research projects aimed at developing high fidelity CFD. One project entails simulating the effects of shunting on the ventricular system and cerebrospinal fluid dynamics through a ventricular catheter to reduce intracranial pressure ( Analysis will include detailed physiology and catheter modeling, pulsatile and transient effects, and fluid structure interaction.

Another project consists of CFD for a slotted natural laminar flow (SNLF) airfoil. Both projects require the postdoc to mentor and assist undergraduate and graduate student research assistants. Position is immediately available, and requires excellent technical capabilities, strong interpersonal skills to facilitate engagement with a diverse group of collaborators, sponsors and students, and the ability to execute multiple projects in parallel. The position is for a limited duration period of 12 months with an option to extend the initial appointment. Specific duties include:

• Will plan and perform CFD with Dr. Coder and Dr. TerMaath
• Active participation in: 1) weekly group meetings; 2) weekly project discussions; 3) monthly
project phone calls with collaborators; 4) preparation of monthly reports.
• Keep detailed records, documentation of procedures, presentation of data, and clear
communication of results.
• Thoroughly review scientific literature, understand project goals, and develop ideas to meet
milestones and new proposals.
• Identify publishing targets, outline questions/objectives, plan analysis, and draft
• Be a team player. Help others learn and learn from others. Mentor less experienced
• Provide prompt/thorough communication to PI, group members, and department staff.
• Meticulously abide by all UTK laboratory safety protocols, help maintain lab equipment,
computers, and facilities.

Salary is competitive with similar positions in national laboratories / industry and will be
commensurate with the requirements of the position and the applicant’s experience. Tennessee
has no state income tax and a moderately-low cost-of-living.

Position Requirements:
PhD in Biomedical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering or related field.

Potential candidates must attach the following documents to their online application: (1) an
introductory letter, (2) a Curriculum Vitae, (3) a short statement of professional interests & future
goals, and (4) the contact information for three references.

Job: Research Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-Knoxville
Organization: Mech Aero&biomed Engineering
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: Apr 12, 2021, 4:22:56 PM

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