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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested applicants can electronically upload a resume/vita, cover letter, and names and contact information of three references. Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply. All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached. An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position. Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

Position Information

Position Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Department National Center for Physical Acoustics
Job Location Oxford
Job Type Full-Time
Job Description

The National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) at the University of Mississippi in Oxford, MS is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate with strong experimental skills and demonstrated experience with complex flow measurements to work on aeroacoustics projects. The successful candidate will be involved in conducting novel research in the areas of supersonic plumes, fluid/structure and aero-thermo-elastic response, and unsteady combustion dynamics using PIV, DIC, and spectral methods. The selected candidate will be a member of the Aeroacoustics group at the NCPA and have access to the group’s world class research facilities (http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/aeroacoustics/UM_Aeroacoustics/Facilities.html).

The selected candidate must be eligible for U.S. Security Clearance.

Job Responsibilities

The candidate will be responsible for carrying out experimental research involving complex flow measurements in the areas of supersonic plumes, fluid/structure and aero-thermo-elastic response, and unsteady combustion dynamics using PIV, DIC, and spectral methods. The candidate will be responsible for compiling results into official reports, making presentations to customers/sponsors, helping with the development of new proposals, and publishing findings.

Minimum Qualifications

The position requires an earned PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science, Applied Physics, or a closely related field and at least three (3) years of experimental research experience in the field of Acoustics, Aeroacoustics, Turbulence, Fluid/Structure Interaction or an allied field after award of degree. The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency in the practice of modern fluid-mechanics measurements and familiarity with correlation-based analytical methods. The selected candidate must be eligible for U.S. Security Clearance.

Special instructions to applicants

Interested applicants can electronically upload a resume/vita, cover letter, and names and contact information of three references.

Please check to see which documents (i.e., resume, CV, cover letter, list of references) are associated with this posting. Prior to applying for the position, prepare the electronic versions of these documents to upload or to “copy and paste” when prompted. You will not have the opportunity to attach them after you apply.

All positions will be open until an adequate applicant pool has been reached.

An official copy of your transcript is required upon hire for this position.

Applicants must meet the posted minimum qualifications for the position at the time of completing and submitting an application.

EEO Statement

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Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

Work Schedule Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm
If part-time, specific number of hours per week
Published Salary Actual salary will depend on experience and qualifications
Exceptional Employment Benefits

The University of Mississippi is proud to offer a comprehensive salary and generous benefits package. Benefits include employer-paid portions of medical, dental, vision, and tuition waiver programs for employees and dependents. In addition, the UM retirement program provides a 15.75% employer contribution. UM offers generous paid holiday time off, personal (vacation) and medical leave for most employees – staff members accrue personal and medical leave based on their years of service. UM was named the state’s healthiest workplace among all Mississippi colleges and universities and offers wellness programs. For eight consecutive years, UM has been recognized as one of the best colleges in the nation to work for by The Chronicle of Higher Education. For information about our employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview (http://www.olemiss.edu/hr/benefits.html).

Job Open Date 01/31/2017
Employee Category Professional / Administrative
Employee Designation Temporary Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

Posting Specific Questions

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  1. * How did you learn about this particular job opening?
    • University of Mississippi website
    • Print ad/newspaper
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • WIN Job Center/MDES Jobs Website
    • Professional meeting or conference
    • Professional journal and through a professional organization
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    • Listed at historically black or predominately minority college or university
    • Predominately minority-targeted publication
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    • Referred by a friend who is an employee of the University
    • I am a current employee
  2. * Do you have a PhD in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science, Applied Physics, or a closely related field and at least three (3) years of experimental research experience in the field of Acoustics, Aeroacoustics, Turbulence, Fluid/Structure Interaction or an allied field after award of degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Optional & Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume / Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of Professional References