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Research Scientist

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Biomedical Engineering
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General Summary of Position:

The essential purpose of this position is to supplement the PI’s technical expertise in neurophysiology and create a strong scientific and professional management team for training and educating undergraduate and graduate researchers in biomedical engineering.

Essential Job Duties:

1.Conducting analytical and numerical analysis of inhalation drug delivery and respiratory dynamics. 50%

2. Data analysis and generation of summary data/figures. 15%

3. Preparing manuscripts, presentations, funding agency updates, and/or grants for continued dissemination of findings. This includes extensive and constant literature review. 20%

4. General lab management (e.g., meeting with and mentoring graduate/undergraduate students, procurement). 10%

5.Attending lab meetings; both internal and external (teleconferences). 5%

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD and a minimum of at least 2-3 years experience at the post-doctoral level including the following:
  • Solid background in engineering (Mechanical, Biomedical, Chemical, or Aerospace), applied mathematics, or related fields
  • Applicants with an M.S. degree are preferred
  • Solid background in numerical methods and fluid dynamics
  • Research experience using ANSYS Fluent/Gambit and COMSOL
  • Strong oral and written communication skills. Previous experience with journal publications



Special Instructions to Applicants:

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 the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.   

This position is contingent upon funding. 

This position is available immediately.  The initial appointment will be for 10 months with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

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


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