Post Doc - Biofilm

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 12, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Posting Details

Job # 075614 Job Title Post Doc - Biofilm Location Syracuse University Pay Range Commensurate with Experience FLSA Status Exempt Hours

As determined by supervisor

Job Type Full-time Rank Post Doc Campus Syracuse, NY Unionized Position Code Not Applicable Job Description

The research project, supported by NIH, aims to uncover the fundamental mechanics of preventing biofilm formation and
fracturing biofilms with actively controlled surface topographies. The postdoc research associate will focus on the modeling
and simulation aspects and closely collaborate with experimental groups at SU. The appointment will be 12 months,
renewable based on performance and funding availability.
The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering ( MAE ) is concerned with the two areas of activity implied by its
name. Mechanical engineering, one of the major disciplines within the engineering profession, deals with thermal and
mechanical energy and its transformation and application for the public good. Virtually every aspect of human existence is
influenced by modern mechanical engineering. In contemporary society mechanical engineers design and build medical
devices, home appliances, transportation systems, industrial machinery, aircraft and rockets. Mechanical engineers are
involved with power generation, computer design and with cleaning and maintaining a healthy environment. The degree
program in Aerospace Engineering is closely allied with Mechanical Engineering and focuses on aeronautical and space
system applications including aircraft and spacecraft for civilian and military use.


• Sufficient familiarity with large deformation viscoelasticity and fracture simulation techniques
• Sufficient familiarity with small scale fluid-structure interaction modeling and simulations
• Experience with software on massively parallel computer systems (such as LAMMPS, GROMACS )
• Familiarity with finite element simulation packages, such as ABAQUS, FEniCS, and MOOSE
• Ability to work independently and multi-task effectively
• Demonstrate understanding of projects from both technical and end-user perspectives
• Excellent communication skills
• Demonstrated leadership abilities and team player attitude
• Strong attention to detail

Job Specific Qualifications



The candidate is expected to conduct mechanics modeling and simulations of biofilms and work with collaborators on
explaining the experimental data and uncovering new mechanism of controlling biofilms, supervise and train graduate/
undergraduate students, prepare reports/papers, participate in proposal writing, and fulfill other duties deemed appropriate.


Physical Requirements Tools/Equipment Application Instructions

In addition to completing an online application, please attach a curriculum vitae and cover letter.

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