Department of Fire Protection Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, Maryland, USA
The University of Maryland, College Park is recruiting one postdoctoral scholar to work on a project exploring the behavior of fire whirls. The postdoctoral scholar position is an immediate need, so preference will be given to candidates available in March-June 2019. Strong experimental skills are desired in combustion, emissions, fluid dynamics, and/or heat transfer.
The position requires a PhD in Mechanical, Aerospace, Fire, or Chemical Engineering, or related fields with a strong fundamental background in combustion, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, and/or applied mathematics. Extensive experience in experimental methods in thermal fluids, combustion/fire and other related areas is strongly desired. Experience managing projects and/or working well in a team environment is also strongly desired. Also needed are excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated expertise in developing solutions to challenging technical problems.
The candidate will be expected to perform laboratory research investigating the use of fire whirls to clean up oil spills, including fluid, thermal and emissions measurements. Key tasks will include design and construction of laboratory equipment, collection of laboratory data, analysis of laboratory data, organization of project deliverables, preparation of reports, delivery of presentations, and management of a student team working on the project.
The individual must also be able to obtain authorization to work in the United States before the negotiated start date.
This advertisement is for a 1-year appointment as a staff member at the University of Maryland. The position will be renewable contingent upon available funding. Standard benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement, etc. Additional benefits may be applicable for the postdoctoral scholar position following UMD policies. More information on UMD postdoctoral appointments is available here: https://gradschool.umd.edu/faculty-and-staff/postdoctoral-scholars/postdoctoral-appointments/postdoctoral-scholar.
Interviews will begin immediately with qualified candidates. A final decision is expected by the end of March 2019.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should contact Prof. Michael Gollner at firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief statement of interest (in email), curriculum vitae, and publications/work (if relevant). Candidates are strongly encouraged to review ongoing research at http://www.gollnerfire.com prior to inquiring.