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Post Doctoral Fellow in Wildland Fire Research at Worcester Polytechnic Institute, MA, USA

Position Title Post Doctoral Fellow
Position Status
Basic Function Applications are being sought for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of wildland fire behavior and to support the development of wildland fire research at WPI, under the leadership of Professor Albert Simeoni. The primary responsibility will be to support existing projects related to wildland fire simulations and wind tunnel experiments. Fire simulations will be conducted using cutting edge CFD tools such as FDSand FireFOAM. Wind tunnel experiments will use the new WPI device, which has 6 m long testing zone with a 3 m2 section. Additional responsibilities will include research support on other projects, including field experiments and on proposals, including writing grant applications. They may also include lecturing assistance in the areas of fire dynamics and simulations. The postdoctoral fellow will be required to publish scholarly papers and to take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate should have excellent analytical and problem solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.
A one-year appointment is anticipated. Applicants will need to provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, at least two exemplar publications, and at least three academic / research references. Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted by 30 August 2017 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The target start date of this position is 1 October 2017.
Posting Date 08/22/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
EEO Information WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.
Criminal Background check statement A pre-employment criminal records check is required.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Principal Duty and Responsibility See above

Position Requirements

Requirement Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineering or any related field.

Supplemental Questions

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. Research Statement/Philosophy
  4. List of References

Optional Documents

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