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Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Dynamics/Vibrations/Energetic Materials
Purdue University


Date Posted Jun. 28, 2018
Title Post-Doctoral Research Associate: Dynamics/Vibrations/Energetic Materials
University Purdue University
Department School of Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Aug. 1, 2018
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
  • West Lafayette, IN
    United States
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Polymer Science
    Mechanical Engineering
    Material/Metallurgy
    Engineering Physics
    Engineering Mechanics
    Aerospace/Aeronautical/Astronautics
 
 

Position Description:
The School of Mechanical Engineering at Purdue University is seeking applications for a post-doctoral research associate in the areas of Dynamics and Vibration, Solid Mechanics, and/or Energetic Materials (inclusive of propellants, pyrotechnics, and explosives). The specific appointment will be with Professor Jeff Rhoads. The research associate will work on the thermomechanical characterization of energetic materials and associated mock materials, which have utility in national defense and security applications.

Qualifications:
Applicants should have a Ph.D. in a closely related engineering discipline (e.g. mechanical engineering, aerospace engineering, or material science). The research associate must also have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as very good organizational skills. Leadership and mentoring skills are essential, as is the ability to work independently when necessary. Other important qualifications include:

  • General skills related to data acquisition and signal processing;
  • Familiarity with structural dynamics test methodologies, including modal analysis, laser Doppler vibrometry, and infrared thermography; and
  • Experience with the modeling of continuous dynamical systems.

Experience in any of the following areas is beneficial:

  • Dynamics and Vibration
  • Solid Mechanics
  • Particulate Composite Materials

Applications
Email applications (Subject line: "Open Post-Doctoral Position – Energetic Materials") to Prof. Jeff Rhoads (jfrhoads@purdue.edu) including:

  • A 1-page cover letter describing research background and interests (PDF)
  • Your curriculum vitae (PDF)
  • A list of at least 3 references with contact information

Appointment
The appointment is for 1 year and may be renewable for up to 2 additional years. The desired start date is July 15, 2018; however, the position will remain open until filled. The position salary is commensurate with qualifications, local cost of living, and Purdue standards. Women and underrepresented minorities are highly encouraged to apply.


 
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Contact Information

 
  • Jeff Rhoads
    School of Mechanical Engineering
    Purdue University
    585 Purdue Mall
    West Lafayette, IN 47907
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  • jfrhoads@purdue.edu

 

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