Postdoctoral Fellow - Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Statler College

West Virginia University
West Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted date
Sep 15, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Biotechnology & Bioengineering, Engineering, Other Science & Technology, Physics & Space Sciences, Administrative, Academic Affairs, Research Administration
Employment Type
Full Time

The Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources at West Virginia University (WVU) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow in the general areas of Machine Learning with applications to Space Weather Modeling, Image and Signal Processing, and Time Series Analysis. This position supports multiple NASA projects related to modeling of radiation environment at aviation altitudes and data compression for deep space communication.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to the following: conducting research on Space Weather Modeling and algorithm development for data compression; attending research conferences and reading of scientific literature to keep abreast of technological advances and latest research findings; identifying public, private, or governmental research sponsors and assisting with the acquisition of funding from such sources; searching scientific literature to select and adapt methods or procedures that are most appropriate for specific research goals; overseeing research facilities and personnel; writing and presenting research/study status reports for review and use by the Principal Investigator; preparing results of experimental findings for presentation to colleagues and sponsors at professional/technical conferences; and/or, for publication in scientific journals, as directed.

West Virginia University is the State’s comprehensive Land Grant University with an enrollment of about 29,000 students and a R1 Carnegie Classification. Morgantown and its vicinity has a diverse population of about 62,000 residents and is ranked highly among the most livable small cities in the country. The community lies within a high technology corridor that also includes several federal research facilities, as well as industries active in shale gas operations. The city is readily accessible and within driving distance from Pittsburgh, PA and Washington, DC. For more information on WVU and Morgantown, see and .

Qualifications :

A PhD in Aerospace Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Physics, Data Science, or related discipline, with a background in Machine Learning, Space Weather, Image and Signal Processing, and/or Time Series Analysis is required. Proficiency in Python and familiarity with Machine Learning frameworks (like Keras or PyTorch) and libraries (like scikit-learn) is highly desirable.

To apply for this position, visit Applicants must submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three professional refer¬ences. Only candidates who submit complete documentation will be considered in the review process. For questions or additional information, contact Dr. Piyush Mehta, 612-481-7542, email: . You may also visit the MAE website at

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, and veterans.

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