The High-speed Aerodynamics and Propulsion Laboratory at the University of Maryland, College Park has an anticipated open post-doctoral position in high-speed flow separation problems, especially pertaining to atmospheric meteoroid fragmentation. The position will involve conducting free-flight experiments in a hypersonic wind tunnel and using high-speed visualization and image-processing techniques to investigate the separation behavior of multi-body clusters. Some low-order modeling and running of related CFD simulations may also be involved. The applicant will be expected to plan and run experiments (including tunnel and diagnostic operation), analyze the gathered data, and summarize it in reports and scholarly publications. The appointment will be in the Department of Aerospace Engineering, full-time, for at least one year, with the possibility of renewals pending satisfactory performance and funding. Remuneration will be competitive and based on qualifications
The expected start date is February 2022, contingent upon funding approval.
Applicants are expected to have:
– a Ph.D. in Engineering, Physics, Planetary Sciences, or a related field;
– proficiency with experimental fluid-dynamic techniques, and preferably experience in conducting experiments in high-speed wind tunnels;
– a track record of scholarly research.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.
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