Research Associate

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Job Title:

Research Associate

Requisition Number:


Department Name:

8H700:Mechanical Engineering

Work Location:

Lexington Ky

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Type of Position:


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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

No experience required.

Required License/Registration/Certification:


Physical Requirements:

Sitting and/or standing for long periods of time;


Days (40 hours/week).

Job Summary:

The UK Gas Surface Interactions Lab is conduct research numerical simulation of computational fluid dynamics and material response applied to space vehicles. This position is the engineering staff lead, who will have the following duties:
- Develop, verify and validate numerical simulation tools applied to computational aero-thermodynamics. Write and publish academic papers on the performed research.
- Maintain the research codes to insure appropriate version control. Distribute the code to partnering research institute. Coordinate UK researchers, partners of other institution and NASA researchers. Collaborate with partners to write and publish academic papers on the performed research.
- Supervise graduate students and collaborate with postdoctoral scholars in the lab to advance their research. Help them write and publish academic papers on the performed research.
. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

The Engineer Associate will need good communication skills, strong leadership, technical expertise and attention to detail.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? :


Preferred Education/Experience:

Doctoral degree with experience in high temperature aerothermodynamics and material response research.

Deadline to Apply:


University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Job No:
Posted: 5/1/2021
Application Due: 5/7/2021
Work Type: Full Time