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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Chemical Engineering

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Chemical Engineering
Salary: Salary $40K-$45K, commensurate with experience and grant
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General Summary of Position:

Professor Dean Wang’s research group at University Massachusetts Lowell is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to assist in research related to the development of reactor analysis codes and reactor modeling and simulation. Experience with computational fluid mechanics and heat transfer, reactor thermal hydraulics, or computational neutron transport are desired qualifications.

The principal role of the Postdoctoral Research Associate is to work on projects alongside the principal investigator. A critical feature of the role of the position will also be to a) develop and write research proposals and form collaborations to support future research b) perform major research functions on existing projects.

This position is initially for one-year contingent upon funding and successful performance.  This position may be extended based on these contingencies.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • An earned Ph.D. in nuclear engineering with a focus on computational reactor thermal hydraulics, or computational neutron transport
  • Knowledge of reactor thermal hydraulics, or reactor physics and neutron transport
  • Knowledge of numerical methods and analysis, high performance computing, and parallel programming
  • Expert experience with Matlab, C++, FORTRAN, Parallel Programming
  • Ability to effectively communicate, both verbally and writing

Additional Considerations:

  • The position of Postdoctoral Research Associate will involve working under pressure to strict deadlines.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is initially for one-year contingent upon funding and successful performance.  This position may be extended based on these contingencies.

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required at the time of application.

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