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FPE Post-Doctoral Fellow
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jan. 17, 2021
Title FPE Post-Doctoral Fellow
University Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Worcester, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Fire Sciences

FPE Post-Doctoral Fellow


Fire Protection Engineering - NFR JM

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Applications are being sought for a qualified and motivated postdoctoral fellow to conduct research in the area of wildland fire science. The primary responsibility will be to support a new research project by the Department of Justice to provide experimental data and methodologies to assess the reliability of fire pattern indicators used in wildland fire investigation. Knowledge and experience in fire or wind-tunnel testing will be a plus.


Additional responsibilities will include research support on other projects and proposals, including writing grant applications.

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 a possible extension to two additional years.

Applicants will need to provide a letter of interest, a complete CV, at least two exemplar publications, and at least three academic / research references.

Applications and associated information are requested to be submitted by January 31st, 2021 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The target start date of this position is March 1st, 2021.

Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineering or any related field.

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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