Research Associate in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
University of Virginia

Charlottesville, Virginia

Posted in Education and Training

Job Info

The Flow Simulation Research Group at the University of Virginia are looking a self-motivated postdoc research associate with aptitude for conducting cutting-edge research on the computational analysis of bio-inspired locomotion for the application of underwater robotic systems. Strong programming and analytical skills are required with prior experience in immersed boundary methods, parallel computing, and bio-flow analysis.

The postdoc will work in a multidisciplinary environment and will collaborate with researchers from various universities. The postdoc is expected to engage in learning and research activities with high regard for your surroundings and ensure the preservation of a congenial work environment. Research progress will be monitored with monthly meetings and reports. The research work must culminate in publications in peer reviewed journals. Excellent communication skills in both written and spoken English are desired.

QUALIFICATION REQUIREMENTS: A PhD degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering is required by the start date. A strong background in more than one of the following is required: computational modeling of bio-inspired flows, immersed boundary methods, adaptive mesh refinements, high-performance computing, fluid-structure interaction, and modeling of odor tracking for biological systems.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Apply online at and attach a cover letter, the most recent CV with a description of relevant experience, two most recent journal publications, and contact information for three references.

Please note that multiple documents can be uploaded in the CV box.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2023, but the position will remain open until filled. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment.

This is a one-year appointment; however, the appointment may be renewed for an additional two year, contingent upon available funding and satisfactory performance.

For questions regarding this position, please contact Haibo Dong, Professor, at

For questions about the application process, please contact Richard Haverstrom, Faculty and Staff Search Advisor, at

For more information on the benefits available to postdoctoral associates at UVA, visit and

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