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Iowa State University Post Doc Research Associate in Ames, Iowa

Position Information:

Position Title:Post Doc Research Associate

Appointment Type:Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

The position will involve in conducting fundamental studies related to aircraft icing physics and anti-/de-icing technology, wind turbine aerodynamics, and bio-inspired aerodynamics for unmanned-air-vehicle (UAV) applications. The job responsibility will also include assisting the lab director in managing the lab daily operation, supervising graduate and undergraduate students, developing research proposals, and preparing technical reports and papers.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD. Degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering with experimental fluid dynamics specialization.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong thermal-fluid science background with good publication record in one or more of the following areas: icing physics, multiphase flows; bio-inspired aerodynamics; active/passive flow control.

  • Hands-on experiences of using laser-based flow diagnostic techniques such as LDV, PIV and LIF are highly desirable.

Department/Program & College Description:

The Department of Aerospace Engineering is among the oldest nationally recognized programs, offers an undergraduate degree in aerospace engineering, and graduate programs in aerospace engineering and engineering mechanics. The department has strong research focus in multidisciplinary areas such as internationally recognized non‐destructive evaluation, computational fluid dynamics, wind engineering and experimental aerodynamics, guidance, control, and astrodynamics, mechanics and materials, and turbulence and transition. The department is centrally located in a newly constructed modern engineering research and teaching complex (ETRC). The unique research facilities include an Icing Research Tunnel, a large Aero/ABL Wind Tunnel and a Tornado/Microburst Simulator. The faculty and graduates of the department have been well‐recognized for excellence and the department has a strong alumni base.

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Proposed Start Date:October 1, 2020

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:September 30, 2021

Number of Months Employed Per Year:12 Month Work Period

Time Type:Full time

Pay Grade:Post Docs

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:

1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae

2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter

3) Contact Information for Three References

The candidate selected for hire may be requested to provide documentation to verify highest degree completed.

If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.

Original Posting Date:July 29, 2020

Posting Close Date:March 31, 2021

Job Requisition Number:R2840

Iowa State University ( is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 30,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community ( .

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