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Job ID: 107856

Post-doctoral Researcher
Florida Atlantic University

Date Posted Jun. 11, 2018
Title Post-doctoral Researcher
University Florida Atlantic University
Department Ocean and Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Fall 2018
  • Boca Raton, FL
    United States
  • Post-Doc
  • Robotics
    Ocean Engineering
    Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Electrical and/or Electronics
    Bioengineering (all Bio-related fields)
    Engineering - Other

Curet Lab in the Department of Ocean and Mechanical Engineering (OME) at Florida Atlantic University (FAU) invites applications for an NSF-funded Postdoctoral position for the design, model and control of undulating-fin underwater vessels in close formation.

This project will study underwater vehicles equipped with a bio-inspired fin-based propulsion system. The specific configuration under study consists of a single undulating fin running along the length of the vehicle, which controls both forward motion and directional maneuvers. The project will first use analytical and experimental studies to describe how the fin shape and motion relates to the movement of a single vessel. Those results will then be extended to cooperative groups of multiple vessels traveling in formation.

Applicants should have a doctorate from an accredited institution in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related field. Excellent candidates are sought with experience and/or interest at the intersection of fluid dynamics, controls and biomimetics.
The position will be for one year with a possibility of one year extension based on performance. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The starting date is expected to be by Summer or Fall 2018.
The application should include: 1. Cover Letter with research interests and experiences, 2. CV, and 3. Names and contact information of at least three professional references.
Qualified candidates can contact Prof. Oscar Curet at

  • Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action/equal access institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or other protected status.

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