Postdoctoral Associate in Aerospace Engineering

University of Maryland

United States

 

Position Number: 10120300
Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Functional Title: Post-Doctoral Associate
Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con
Applicant Search Category: Faculty
University Authorized FTE: 100
Unit: ENGR-Aerospace Engineering
Campus/College Information:
Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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Position Summary/Purpose of Position:
The High-speed Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park has an anticipated open post-doctoral position in high-speed flow separation problems, especially pertaining to atmospheric meteoroid fragmentation. The position will involve conducting free-flight experiments in a hypersonic wind tunnel and using high-speed visualization and image-processing techniques to investigate the separation behavior of multi-body clusters. Some low-order modeling and running of related CFD simulations may also be involved. The applicant will be expected to plan and run experiments (including tunnel and diagnostic operation), analyze the gathered data, and summarize it in reports and scholarly publications. The appointment will be in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, full-time, for at least one year, with the possibility of renewals pending satisfactory performance and funding. Remuneration will be competitive and based on qualifications

The expected start date is October 2022, contingent upon funding approval.
Minimum Qualifications:
Applicants are expected to have:
- a Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Planetary Sciences, or a related field;
- proficiency with experimental fluid-dynamic techniques, and preferably experience in conducting experiments in high-speed wind tunnels;
- a track record of scholarly research.
Additional Information:
Technical inquiries about this position may be directed to Stuart Laurence (stuartl@umd.edu)
Posting Date: 07/07/2022
Open Until Filled Yes
Best Consideration Date 09/30/2022
Diversity Statement:
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Women, minorities, LGBTQ+, veterans, and people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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