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Post-Doctoral Researcher

Company name
The Ohio State University

Location
Columbus, OH, United States

Employment Type
Full-Time

Industry
Aerospace, Engineering, Post Doc, Research

Posted on
Sep 18,2019

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Post-Doctoral Researcher, Aerospace and Aviation Research

The Ohio State University

Columbus, OH

 

The College

Ohio State's College of Engineering and Knowlton School of Architecture strive to foster a learning culture that prepares students to be key contributors to society through their technological, professional and personal skills. Our faculty and our students thrive in an environment of new ideas and concepts that expand the understanding of science, engineering and architecture.

 

In addition to being an innovative leader in engineering and architecture education, we endeavor to fulfill our university's land-grant mission of advancing Ohio's economic mobility, competitiveness and standard of living through our contributions toward technology and creativity, continuous improvement, a diverse workforce and lifelong learning. The college also is firmly committed to and a catalyst for the University's Discovery Themes - Energy and Environment, Food Production and Security and Health and Wellness.

 

Aerospace and Aviation Research

The Aerospace and Aviation Research department, strives to establish comprehensive, multidisciplinary activities focused on research and technology development as well as commercialization and education related to aerospace, aviation, and flight activities, marine based power generation, wind turbines, energy needs and the environment.

 

Position Overview

This Post-Doctoral Researcher (PRD) position, located at Ohio State University, in the Aerospace and Aviation Research department, will perform sponsored work for NASA on key research to develop a 1 Megawatt machine which will be tested at the NASA Electric Aircraft Test bed facility (NEAT) in Northern Ohio. This position is responsible for interacting with industry and government agencies to uncover promising technology applications and consider necessary optimization studies which identify the benefits of Hybrid Electric Propulsion (fuel burn, CO2 reduction, and noise reduction) on these applications; works to define appropriate development and qualification programs in close collaboration with customers (industry, NASA, Air force, etc.) and the FAA, to bring the Hybrid Propulsion System to a state of readiness;  establishes the development and manufacturing costs of systems; performs other duties as assigned by faculty advisor and NASA sponsor.

 

Additional Information

The PDRs will spend majority of the time working with research teams, located on campus in Columbus, Ohio.  This position may require occasional travel around Ohio and to national/international conferences.

 

Performance Objectives

Success in this role will require enthusiasm for mechanical and aerospace engineering, great communication skills, a desire and aptitude to learn quickly and continue to grow technically, as well as an appreciation for both fundamental and applied research.

 

Required qualifications include:

  • Doctoral Degree in mechanical or aerospace engineering.
  • Due to U.S. export control regulations governing information, technology, and software accessed during the performance of this work, applicants must be: 
  1. U.S. citizens or nationals
  2. Permanent residents
  3. Asylees or refugees; or
  4. Individuals otherwise described as “protected individuals” pursuant to Title 8 U.S. Code Section 1324b(a)(3)(b).and present at key conferences.

 

If you are interested in being considered for the position, review the full job description and qualifications and apply online our website.

The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, and protected veteran status.

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The Ohio State University

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