Postdoctoral researcher studying hypervelocity water impacts - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering

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

 

POSITION OBJECTIVE

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.

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Perform water entry experiments using a 2-stage light gas gun using appropriate diagnostic tools (40%)
  2. Analyze experimental data and synthesize findings with computational simulations (30%)
  3. Collaboratively design experimental apparatus and develop diagnostic techniques with the PI (20%)
  4. Mentor PhD students and provide guidance on their research projects (10%)

 

NONESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  1. Ensure maintenance on equipment is performed at regular intervals
  2. Perform other duties as assigned.

 

CONTACTS

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

 

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY

N/A

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Experience: Successful completion of PhD level research. Some experience in extreme dynamic loading of materials, hypersonics, multiphase fluid dynamics, and/or gasdynamics are preferred.

Education/Licensing: PhD

 

REQUIRED SKILLS

  1. Ability to work well in a team setting
  2. Self-sufficiency and independence as a researcher, can determine the next steps to be taken without guidance from a supervisor
  3. Critical/scientific thinking
  4. Effective oral and written communication skills

 

WORKING CONDITIONS

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 bes19@case.edu with a curriculum vitae (CV) and a brief cover letter summarizing your interest in the position.