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Post Doctoral Fellow

Possesses, understands, and applies a comprehensive knowledge in area of specialization. Develops understanding and skills to allow for completion of assignments that cross fields of specialization. Develops leadership and management skills.

  • Receives/Reviews progress and evaluates results of experiments or projects under control or supervisory responsibility.
  • Recommends changes in research, testing or experimental procedures.
  • May be responsible for a single highly technical and complex piece of research equipment.
  • May review and evaluate the effectiveness of personnel.
  • May plan for and assign personnel to projects under control.
  • Operates with latitude for unreviewed action.
  • May receive general supervision conferring with higher levels only in unusual situations.
  • Performs other job-related duties as required.
  • EEO/AA

    Additional Job Posting Information: 

    Department of Industrial Engineering (IE) and Department of Engineering Technology (ET) at the University of Houston (UH) invite qualified candidates for one postdoctoral (postdoc) research associate position, with research focus on system modeling and simulation, starting as early as spring 2024. The postdoc position will be supervised by Dr. Weihang Zhu (ET, and Dr. Suresh Khator (IE, ).

    The postdoc appointment is for a minimum of one year and up to three years. The postdoc will be responsible for: 1) developing course and curriculum in system modeling, simulation, and data science; 2) conducting research and taking leadership in writing proposals and research papers; 3) developing collaboration with other research teams, public agencies, and industry partners; 4) co-supervising student projects and basic administrative support; and 5) co-supervising Modeling and Simulation Research laboratory. The appointee will have the chance to be involved in the projects with National Science Foundation, U.S. Department of Education, U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Health, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, and Environmental Protection


    Doctoral and No experience

    Requires singular knowledge of a specialized advanced professional discipline or the highest level of general business knowledge, normally acquired through attainment of a directly job-related terminal degree or equivalent formal training in a recognized field of specialization that is directly related to the type of work being performed. No experience is required.

    Additional Job Posting Information:

    • Ph.D. in Industrial Engineering, Operations Research, or closely related fields
    • Knowledge of mathematical modeling, simulation, and optimization algorithms
    • Knowledge of data analytics and machine learning
    • Familiar with Python programming and simulation software (e.g., Simio, FlexSim)
    • Good writing and presentation skills

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience in writing proposals
    • Knowledge of database, virtual reality software (Unity), digital twin, and IoT
    •  Knowledge of Engineering Education research and pedagogy

    Organization: H0139 Engineering Technology
    Work Locations:
    University of Houston (HR730)
    4800 Calhoun
    Houston, 77204

    Employee Status: Regular/Benefits
    Job Posting: Jan 23, 2024, 5:02:57 PM

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