Post Doctoral Associate, CEEE

University of Maryland

United States

January 31, 2022


Posting Details Position Number: 11231009

Title: Post Doctoral Associate Functional Title: Post Doctoral Associate, CEEE Category Status: 15-Fac.Non-Tenured,Continuing Con Applicant Search Category: Faculty University Authorized FTE: 1.00 Unit: ENGR-Mechanical Engineering Hiring Range Minimum: Hiring Range Maximum: Campus/College Information:

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation's legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation's capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

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The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University's vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The Center for Environmental Engineering (CEEE) has an opening for a post- doctoral position focusing on modeling thermodynamic behaviors, heat and mass transfer applied to HVAC systems and buildings. The successful candidate will join a team to develop cutting-edge scientific computing codes and analytical projects to research, develop, and evaluate energy efficiency on both basic and advanced HVAC systems. The successful candidate should have a strong background and understanding of heat and mass transfer, Heating Ventilation, Air Conditioning & Refrigeration (HVAC&R) systems, including theory, numerical modeling, and experiments.

Under the general direction of senior faculty, the successful candidate will:

•Develop, Improve, Build and Release in-house numerical modeling tools for heat exchangers and other thermal and HVAC&R components,

•Develop, design, and analyze heat and mass transfer processes and components.

•Publish papers in heat and mass transfer and energy journals.

•Research Project Management: proposal writing, analysis in support of new proposals, liaison with collaborators and sponsoring organizations, organize review meetings, prepare and deliver progress reviews/presentations.

•Mentor and support graduate students

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be a recent PhD graduate

Additional Required Qualifications

  • Strong academic and research record in relevant heat transfer, thermodynamics, or mass transfer field with emphasis on both modeling and experimental research.
  • Mechanical engineering, or relevant dissertation research in other engineering or science field.
  • Experience programming in Engineering Equation Solver (EES), Matlab, Python, or similar tools.
  • Experience programming in C/C++/C#
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Preferences:

  • Demonstrated experience in some or all the following:

  • Numerical modeling techniques and computer programming
  • Heat and mass transfer fundamentals
  • Transient and steady-state simulation
  • Modelica programming
  • Thermal storage materials or components
  • HVAC fundamentals or refrigeration cycles (vapor compression and non-vapor compression)
  • Laboratory experiments and data acquisition systems
  • Programming / Professional Certifications, e.g., Microsoft, MathWorks, SCRUM, A-PMP, etc.

  • Experience with solid modeling tools, design for additive-manufacturing
  • Additional Certifications: Additional Information:

    Interested applicants should submit: (1) a cover letter, (2) a CV, (3) names and contact information for three references.

    Posting Date: 11/24/2021 Closing Date: Open Until Filled Yes Best Consideration Date 01/31/2022 Physical Demands Diversity Statement:

    The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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  • Curriculum Vitae
  • List of References (no emails sent from system)
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