Research Associate II in Computational Fluid Dynamics and Fluid Structure Interactions in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering. Position Available Immediately and Open until Filled. A self-motivated candidate is sought for leading research in Computational Fluid Dynamic and Fluid Structure Interaction modeling. The candidate is expected to closely collaborate with researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) to perform research on the analysis and design of novel Small Modular Hydro (SMH) turbines. Under general supervision, the research associate will focus/research on: identifying the design space, requirements and restrictions, hydroelastic and fluid flow modeling with additional work on adjoint-based design optimization. Research will be directed toward utilization of renewable resources. The ideal candidate will be willing to mentor undergraduate and graduate students, collaborate with ORNL scientists, and perform cutting-edge research in computational modeling.
Qualifications Requirement: Potential candidates should have a PhD in mechanical or aerospace engineering or in a related engineering field, and excellent written and oral communication skills are required. Hands on experience in CFD code development as well as modeling using commercial and open-source software is required. The candidate should also be eligible to obtain on-site access to ORNL. Potential candidates should provide a single pdf package with an introductory letter, a CV, a short statement of research interest and career goals, and the contact information of three references
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