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Post-Doctoral Fellow - Fire Protection Engineering
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Oct. 6, 2022
Title Post-Doctoral Fellow - Fire Protection Engineering
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Fire Sciences

Post-Doctoral Fellow - Fire Protection Engineering


Fire Protection NFR - JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Applications are being sought for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in multiple areas of fire science, including but not limited to: wildland fire behavior, firebrand spotting and impact, material flammability, and microgravity fire behavior. The primary responsibility will be to support existing and upcoming projects. Experience in fire experimentation and diagnostics and/or in fire simulations (e.g., FDS and FireFOAM) is required.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.


Additional responsibilities will include research support on collaborative projects with collaborators, as well as proposal development and grant applications. This position may have opportunities for teaching in the areas of thermal fluids, fire dynamics, and simulations.

The postdoctoral fellow will be required to publish scholarly papers and to take on a mentorship role for undergraduate and graduate students. The successful candidate should have excellent analytical and problem-solving skills and strong written and verbal communication skills.

A one-year appointment is anticipated, with the ability to be extended. Applicants will need to provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, at least two exemplar publications, and at least three academic/research references.

WPI requires that all employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19 and boosted. For additional information, please go to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI
WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI
WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.


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