Post-Doctoral Fellow on wildland fire science at WPI, MA, USA

JOB TITLEFPE Post-Doctoral Fellow


DEPARTMENT NAMEFire Protection Engineering – NFR JM

DIVISION NAMEWorcester Polytechnic Institute – WPI

JOB DESCRIPTION SUMMARYApplications are being sought for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of wildland fire science. The primary responsibility will be to support a new research project by the Department of Justice to provide experimental data and methodologies to assess the reliability of fire pattern indicators used in wildland fire investigation. Knowledge and experience in fire or wind-tunnel testing will be a plus.


Additional responsibilities will include research support on other projects and proposals, including writing grant applications.

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 with a possible extension to two additional years.

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 January 31st, 2021 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The target start date of this position is March 1st, 2021.

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

FLSA STATUSUnited States of America (Exempt)

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.