University of Minnesota - 15th Ave Researcher 5, 6 or 7 in Hypersonics in Minneapolis, Minnesota
Job ID355541 LocationTwin Cities Job FamilyResearch-Researchers Full/Part TimeFull-Time Regular/TemporaryRegular Job Code9742R5 Employee ClassAcad Prof and Admin About the Job The University of Minnesota is working to establish the Center of Excellence in Modeling and Simulation for Hypersonics, with the goal of developing and transitioning novel high-fidelity methods to practical application. The Center will advance the reliability and complexity of simulations, extend and validate physics models, and develop the next-generation multi-physics simulation environment for hypersonics. To support these goals, the University seeks applicants with significant experience in computational fluid dynamics, methods for unstructured grid generation, high-temperature gas dynamics, multi-physics simulations, and/or advanced code development for high-performance computing. A PhD in one of these areas is required. This position will serve as a member of the Center of Excellence research team providing critical research and analysis support in collaboration with faculty, other research staff and graduate students. There is also the potential for the candidate to teach courses and to participate in the undergraduate and graduate programs within the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Mechanics. Thsi position may be filled at the level of Researcher 5, Researcher 6 or Researcher 7, depending on the qualifications, background and experience of the candidate. The salary will be commensurate with the position level and the qualifications/experience of the candidate. Duties/Responsibilities A successful candidate will provide expertise in the development and application of advanced simulations and grid generation methods for hypersonics. The position will require close collaborative work with the existing code development team and with the hypersonics research group at the University of Minnesota. The position will require the handling of Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) and will involve collaborations with Calspan/ASE. Other areas of responsibility include: Research duties (80%) Actively participate in code development for hypersonics, including integrated grid generation and CAD/geometry handling. Work closely with the code development team to implement and validate new features. Work with Calspan/ASE to support facility development and application of advanced simulation methods to support wind tunnel testing. Work with code users to identify and solve issues and to define new requirements. Leadership & Mentoring (10%) Provide guidance and mentoring to graduate students and post-docs. Publications & Reporting (10%) Support proposal development and reporting, including writing technical reports and papers, and giving presentations at conferences and reviews. Qualifications Required Qualifications for Researcher 5 (9742R5) Level: Ph.D. in aerospace engineering or related field. Demonstrated excellence in conducting independent research and substantial research publication record and scholarly recognition in the field. Excellent analytical and computer programming skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively work with other researchers. Excellent organizational, presentation and writing skills. Demonstrated self-motivation and creativity. Required Qualifications for Reseracher 6 (9742R6) Level: Ph.D. in aerospace engineering or related field. Substantial independent research experience and publication record Excellent analytical and computer programming skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively work with other researchers. Excellent organizational, presentation and writing skills. Demonstrated self-motivation and creativity. Required Qualifications for Researcher 7 (9742R7) Level: Ph.D. in aerospace engineering or related field. Exceptional independent research experience and publication record Scholarly recognition in the field with significant academic and professional connections Demonstrated excelle ce in conducting independent research and substantial research publication record and scholarly recognition in the field. Excellent analytical and computer programming skills. Ability to manage multiple projects and effectively work with other researchers. Excellent organizational, presentation and writing skills. Demonstrated self-motivation and creativity. Preferred Qualifications (All Levels) Experience with advanced grid generation and unstructured gridding of complex geometries. Experience with the application of advanced simulation methods to complex unsteady and turbulent hypersonic flows. Experience with the development of computer code for high performance computing applications on advanced architectures. About the Department The AEM department has vibrant and active research programs in all areas of aerospace engineering and mechanics, including fluid dynamics, hypersonics, aerospace systems, computational mechanics and aerospace structures and materials. The department is in the College of Science and Engineering at the University of Minnesota, which is a world-class research university with outstanding resources and programs in engineering and science, health sciences, social sciences and liberal arts. The AEM department has close ties with on-campus multidisciplinary centers, and convenient access to outstanding shared experimental and computational facilities, such as the Gemini-Huntley Robotics Research Laboratory of the Minnesota Robotics Institute, the Minnesota Nano Center, the Characterization Facility, the Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, and the Minnesota Supercomputing Institute. More information about the department is available at https://cse.umn.edu/aem Benefits Working at the University At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work. The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes: Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts University HSA contributions Disability and employer-paid life insurance Employee wellbeing program Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) Financial counseling services Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost Please visit the for more information regarding benefits. How To Apply Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume. 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