Job title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (CEMR)
Company: West Virginia University
Location: WV Morgantown
Postdoctoral Research Fellow – Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (CEMR) Job Details:
STATLER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING AND MINERAL RESOURCES
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University invites applications for a position of Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the general area of Magnetospheric Physics and Modeling, Space Weather, Machine Learning, and uncertainty quantification. The specific subjects of interest include (1) Ring-Current and/or Radiation Belt Modeling, (2) Reduced Order Modeling, (3) Dynamical Systems, and (4) Time-Series Forecasting.
Eligible candidates must hold an earned doctoral degree in Physics, Aerospace Engineering, or a related field from an accredited university at the time of appointment. A strong background and interest in Magnetosphere Physics and Modeling, Space Weather and/or Machine Learning is required. Proficiency in Python and familiarity with Machine Learning frameworks (like Keras or PyTorch) and libraries (like scikit-learn) is highly desirable.
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following primary tasks: (1) undertaking research in the relevant areas towards achieving the research project milestones and schedule in collaboration with team members across organizations, to also include early-career researchers, research associates, postdocs, graduate research assistants, and undergraduates; (2) identifying and assisting with the acquisition of funding from public, private, and governmental sources; (3) searching scientific literature to select and modify methods and procedures most appropriate for related research goals; (4) writing and presenting research/study status reports for projects and managing regular status updates with the customer in coordination with the program managers; (5) preparing the results of research for publication in relevant conferences and journals; (6) where appropriate, involving and mentoring graduate students in research related activities.
The position is available for immediate start and will be renewed annually dependent on performance and funding.
To apply for this position, visit . Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a two-page research summary, two representative publications, and contact information for at least three professional references. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. For further information, please contact Dr. Piyush Mehta, Assistant Professor, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering. You may also visit the MAE website at: .
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