Date: November 2022
Title: Postdoctoral researcher studying hypervelocity water impacts
Department: Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
School: Case School of Engineering
Location: Glennan 209
Supervisor Name and Title: Bryan Schmidt, Assistant Professor
The successful candidate will be responsible for the experimental portion of a combined experimental and computational effort aimed at understanding the complex physics of water entry of hypervelocity projectiles. The candidate will be expected to contribute to the mentorship of PhD students in addition to research responsibilities. US citizenship is preferred but not required.
- Perform water entry experiments using a 2-stage light gas gun using appropriate diagnostic tools (40%)
- Analyze experimental data and synthesize findings with computational simulations (30%)
- Collaboratively design experimental apparatus and develop diagnostic techniques with the PI (20%)
- Mentor PhD students and provide guidance on their research projects (10%)
- Ensure maintenance on equipment is performed at regular intervals
- Perform other duties as assigned.
Department: Frequent (46-65%), the PI. Research meetings, advising.
University: Infrequent (<5%)
External: Infrequent (<5%)
Students: Continuous (66+%), students in the PI’s research group. Shared office and research space, mentorship, collaboration
Experience: Successful completion of PhD level research. Some experience in extreme dynamic loading of materials, hypersonics, multiphase fluid dynamics, and/or gasdynamics are preferred.
- Ability to work well in a team setting
- Self-sufficiency and independence as a researcher, can determine the next steps to be taken without guidance from a supervisor
- Critical/scientific thinking
- Effective oral and written communication skills
Position involves working occasionally with heavy equipment, and frequent handling of volatile materials, namely gunpowder and hydrogen gas. The laboratory contains high powered Class IV lasers which require on-site training. Travel to conferences to share research results is expected.
HOW TO APPLY
Please contact Prof. Schmidt via email at firstname.lastname@example.org with a curriculum vitae (CV) and a brief cover letter summarizing your interest in the position.