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Postdoc Research Associate
Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa
Date Posted 01/11/2022
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Information:

Position Title:
Postdoc Research Associate

Appointment Type:
Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

A position for a postdoctoral research associate of the duration of one year, potentially extensible further, is available in the Center for Multiphase Flow Research and Education under the guidance of Profs. Rodney O. Fox and Alberto Passalacqua. The candidate's research activity consists of modeling polydisperse gas-liquid systems in bubble columns and stirred tank reactors, with heat and mass transfer due to boiling or chemical reactions.

The candidate will work in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment that deeply values the open sharing of ideas and expertise to succeed in the research project.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

Ph.D. in Mechanical or Chemical Engineering, with a focus on computational fluid dynamics.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing large-scale simulations on high-performance compute clusters, including operative knowledge of queue systems and remote post-processing.
  • A strong background in multiphase fluid dynamics. Specifically, the candidate must know the theory of multiphase flow modeling with Euler-Euler models and have experience with their application to the simulation of devices of industrial relevance.
  • A demonstrated ability to implement complex computational models using the OpenFOAM®  CFD toolkit and C++. Having used OpenFOAM to perform computations without implementing models or only having implemented simple sub-models is not sufficient.
  • Knowledge of meshing strategies and tools sufficient to create meshes in complex geometries and evaluate their quality.
  • Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English.
  • Ability to write reports and prepare presentations to communicate research results and progress to the project stakeholders effectively.
  • Independence and self-motivation. Ability to meet deadlines and has a strong commitment to working in a multidisciplinary research group, openly sharing results, challenges, and difficulties with the team to ensure the success of the project.

Proposed Start Date:
March 1, 2022

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
February 28, 2023

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

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

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

Original Posting Date:
January 10, 2022

Posting Close Date:
January 17, 2022

Job Requisition Number:

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