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Postdoctoral Researcher Opening at The Ohio State University College of Engineering

The University

More than 40,000 faculty and staff members play important roles in advancing the mission of The Ohio State University. Whether you teach students, care for patients, perform research or provide professional services, Ohio State offers something for nearly everyone to make a meaningful difference. As a member of the Buckeye community, you are poised for an exciting future at an outstanding institution that is rich in tradition.

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. They are responsive to dual-career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. They are a National Science Foundation (NSF) Advance Institution and a member of the Ohio/Western Pennsylvania/West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC).

The College

Ohio State's College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture strive to foster a learning culture that prepares students to be key contributors to society through their technological, professional and personal skills. Their faculty and our students thrive in an environment of new ideas and concepts that expand the understanding of science, engineering and architecture.

In addition to being an innovative leader in engineering and architecture education, we endeavor to fulfill our university's land-grant mission of advancing Ohio's economic mobility, competitiveness and standard of living through their contributions toward technology and creativity, continuous improvement, a diverse workforce and lifelong learning. The college also is firmly committed to and a catalyst for the University's Discovery Themes - Energy and Environment, Food Production and Security and Health and Wellness.

Aerospace and Aviation Research

The Aerospace and Aviation Research department, strives to establish comprehensive, multidisciplinary activities focused on research and technology development as well as commercialization and education related to aerospace, aviation, and flight activities, marine based power generation, wind turbines, energy needs and the environment.

Position Overview

This Postdoctoral Researcher (PRD) position, located at Ohio State University, in the Aerospace and Aviation Research department, will perform sponsored work for NASA on key research to develop a 1 Megawatt machine which will be tested at the NASA Electric Aircraft Test bed facility (NEAT) in Northern Ohio. This position is responsible for interacting with industry and government agencies to uncover promising technology applications and consider necessary optimization studies which identify the benefits of Hybrid Electric Propulsion (fuel burn, CO2 reduction, and noise reduction) on these applications; works to define appropriate development and qualification programs in close collaboration with customers (industry, NASA, Air force, etc.) and the FAA, to bring the Hybrid Propulsion System to a state of readiness; establishes the development and manufacturing costs of systems; performs other duties as assigned by faculty advisor and NASA sponsor.

Additional information: The PDRs will spend majority of the time working with research teams, located on campus in Columbus, Ohio. This position may require occasional travel around Ohio and to national/international conferences.

Performance Objectives

Success in this role will require enthusiasm for mechanical and aerospace engineering, great communication skills, a desire and aptitude to learn quickly and continue to grow technically, as well as an appreciation for both fundamental and applied research.

Experience Requirements

Required: Doctoral Degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering. Due to U.S. export control regulations governing information, technology, and software accessed during the performance of this work, applicants must be: (1) U.S. citizens or nationals; (2) permanent residents; (3) asylees or refugees; or (4) individuals otherwise described as “protected individuals” pursuant to Title 8 U.S. Code Section 1324b(a)(3)(b).

Application Instructions

To be considered, apply by Sunday, October 6.

Application materials must include a curriculum vita and a cover letter with the job application.

The Ohio State University campus is located in Columbus, the capital city of Ohio. Columbus is the center of a rapidly growing and diverse metropolitan area with a population of over 1.5 million. The area offers a wide range of affordable housing, many cultural and recreational opportunities, excellent schools, and a strong economy based on government as well as service, transportation and technology industries. Additional information about the Columbus area is available at here.

Categories: STEM