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Post-Doctoral Fellow
Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Posted Jul. 14, 2021
Title 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

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 several areas of fire science, including but not limited to: wildland fire behavior and impact, battery fires and faade fires. The primary responsibility will be to support existing and upcoming projects. Experience in fire experimentation and diagnostic and/or in fire simulations using either FDS and FireFOAM is required.


Additional responsibilities will include research support on collaborative projects with other institutions, including field experiments, as well as proposal development and grant applications. They may also include lecturing assistance in the areas of thermofluids, 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.

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 July 15th, 2021 but will be accepted until the position is filled. The target start date of this position is August 15th, 2021.

Requirements; Applicants must have a Ph.D. in Mechanical/Fire Protection Engineering or any related field.
Required Documents
Cover Letter Curriculum Vitae Research Statement/Philosophy List of References

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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