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Postdoc Research Associate

Iowa State University

Job Description

Position Information:

Position Title:
Postdoc Research Associate

Appointment Type:
Post Doc/Trainee

Job Description:
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:

A position for a postdoctoral research associate of duration up to two years starting May 1, 2023 is available Department of Chemical & Biological Engineering under the guidance of Prof. R. Dennis Vigil.  The candidate's research activity consists of developing a novel Taylor vortex fermentation reactor that incorporates simulataneous product extraction and separation.  The candidate will work in a stimulating multidisciplinary environment that deeply values the open sharing of ideas and expertise to succeed in the research project.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in Chemical or Mechanical Engineering

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A focus on multiphase fluid flow, experimental fluid mechanics, and reactor development.
  • A strong background in multiphase fluid dynamics.
  • Must know the theory of multiphase flow modeling for bubbly flows and have experience constructing fluid flow cells and carrying out fluid flow experiments.
  • Some experience with Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) flow diagnostics.
  • Experience developing novel fluid flow devices.
  • Ability to write reports and prepare presentations to communicate research results and progress to the project stakeholders effectively and in independently.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and a strong commitment to working in a multidisciplinary research group, openly sharing results, challenges, and difficulties with the team to ensure timely progress and, ultimately, the success of the project.

Proposed Start Date:
May 1, 2023

Proposed End Date or Length of Term:
May 1, 2025

Number of Months Employed Per Year:
12 Month Work Period

Time Type:
Full time

Application Instructions:

To apply for this position, please click on “Apply” and complete the Employment Application. Please be prepared to enter or attach the following:
1) Resume/Curriculum Vitae
2) Letter of Application/Cover Letter
3) Contact Information for Three References
If you have questions regarding this application process, please email or call 515-294-4800 or Toll Free: 1-877-477-7485.
Why Choose ISU?
Iowa State University is committed to fostering a workplace of belonging, where diversity is celebrated and equity is a core value. Our Iowa State Postdocs enjoy comprehensive health and work life benefits, including medical and dental; as well as:
• Retirement benefits including defined benefit and defined contribution plans;
• Generous vacation, holiday, and sick time and leave plans;
• Onsite childcare (Ames, Iowa);
• Flexible Spending Accounts;
• Various voluntary benefits and discounts
• Employee Assistance Program;
• Wellbeing Program.

Original Posting Date:
March 23, 2023

Posting Close Date:
March 30, 2023

Job Requisition Number:

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