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Computational Fluid Dynamics Postdoctoral Fellow - GRANT-FUNDED

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Work type: Staff Full Time
Categories: Other Staff Positions

OFFICIAL JOB TITLE:  Postdoctoral Fellow            

DIVISION:   Academic Affairs

WORKING TITLE:   Post-Doc                                 


BARGAINING UNIT STATUS:  Non-Unit                

FLSA STATUS: Exempt                                            


JOB CODE: 1965

REPORTS TO:  Professor Robert Fisher, Physics Dept.

SUPERVISES: Graduate and undergraduate research assistants



To conduct research under the supervision of Dr. Robert Fisher in the physics department at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, in collaboration with the University of Connecticut the Naval Research Laboratory; and potentially provide leadership and supervision for a group of graduate and undergraduate students. The Post-Doctoral Fellow will be member of a research group and will be expected to support research by means of original research activities, collaboration with team members, supervision and mentoring of junior members of the research team, and assisting with grant proposal preparation and administration. The successful candidate will work on self-consistent hydrodynamical simulations of type Ia supernovae.



  • Develop and conduct multidimensional hydrodynamical simulations.
  • Prepare and publish manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.
  • Assist with grant proposal preparation.
  • Assist with grant administration.
  • Supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants and technical associates.
  • Provide clear and regular communication to the supervisor on research progress, technique and findings.
  • Present work at conferences.
  • Engage with cross-disciplinary research.



EDUCATION: Ph.D. or equivalent in astrophysics, astronomy, physics, or a closely-related field. *Will consider ABD

EXPERIENCE: Research Experience. Specific requirements include a background in high performance computing, and one or more relevant research areas (numerical hydrodynamics, turbulence modeling, and nuclear astrophysics).

OTHER: Record of peer-reviewed publications.



  • Strong oral communication and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to effectively supervise a research group
  • Ability to originate ideas for new areas of research
  • Ability to design and operate computational codes
  • Ability to quickly understand new ideas, techniques and procedures
  • Significant knowledge of the research area under study
  • Ability to support the supervisor in all aspects of research
  • Ability to write research reports for submission to outside agencies
  • Ability to write grant proposals
  • Ability to prepare and deliver high quality research presentations
  • Specific research skills determined by the supervising faculty member

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To apply please submit a letter of interest, current resume and the contact information for three professional references.

This position will remain open until filled. 


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