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Postdoctoral Fellow position available

December 08, 2015
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I am looking for a Postdoctoral Fellow who will start working on a NIH grant in Jan. 2016. This position will develop a multi-scale model of Interaction between Lung and Pulmonary Ventilation with quantitative verification and validation. Specifically, the researcher will perform independent research in CFD models of the intrapulmonic pressure and flow dynamics will be developed towards a more accurate estimation of the movement and mixing of respiratory gases within all anatomical regions of the respiratory tract; Ex-vivo porcine lung experiments designed to directly validate hardware utilization for the measurement of pressures and flow within all branches of the respiratory tract and impart understanding of flows (gas exchange) using mixed (atmospheric) gas and fixed gas experiments under various flow conditions.

1. Minimum Qualifications:

(1) Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, computational biology, biomedical engineering, mathematics, or a related field. Ph.D. must be completed before position begins.

(2) Proficiency in the following programming languages: ANSYS FLUENT and CFD OpenFOAM.

(3) Experience and familiarity with commonly-used grid generation software (e.g. Pointwise, SolidWorks) and CFD post-processing software (e.g. Tecplot 360, ParaView).

(4) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

(5) Ability to effectively communicate with other researchers.

2. Preferred Qualifications:
(1) Experience with high-performance computing
(2) Create user-defined functions for ANSYS FLUENT
(3) Coding using C++.

3. Open until Filled: Yes

4. Application Documents:

(1) Required Documents

1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
2. Personal statement of research goals and interests
3. Professional Resume/CV
4. Three selected publications (Journal/conference papers)
5. List of at least three references’ contact information

(2) Optional Documents

1. CFD grid and solutions for complex geometries
2. Personal statement of teaching goals and interests
3. Reference/support letters