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Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University of Cincinnati

Date Posted Dec. 22, 2023
Title Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering
University University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH, United States
Department Mechanical and Materials Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
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  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering

Job Overview

The Complex Fluids and Multiphase Transport Lab at the University of Cincinnati is looking for a well-qualified postdoctoral research associate in the area of experimental heat transfer and interfacial phenomena. The lab conducts research to advance fundamental thermal-fluid, interface, and data sciences, and apply them to enable efficient energy conversion and storage systems, sustainable manufacturing, and effective thermal management solutions.


The initial appointment is for one year with the potential to be extended to the second year based on mutual agreement.

Essential Functions

The candidate will: 

  • Work in a convergent team environment to conduct two-phase heat transfer and interfacial flow experiments.
  • Collaborate with modeling experts.
  • Mentor graduate students. 

Required Education

Applicants should have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or Chemical Engineering and possess excellent communication skills.

Required Experience

Prior experience in the following areas is expected:

  • Phase change heat transfer. 
  • Multiphase flows and interfacial instabilities.
  • Advanced imaging techniques (e.g., high-speed interferometry, particle image velocimetry).
  • Thermal-fluid systems design and fabrication.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Prior experience in advanced imaging techniques and scaling analysis.
  • Possess excellent communication skills.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.

Application Process

Submit an online application. Please upload the following under the ‘Additional Documents’ section of the application:

  • Cover Letter
  • Current CV
  • Names and contact information for two references


The review of applications will begin immediately. The position will remain open until filled.

Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


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  • The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement. The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.

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