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Postdoctoral Fellow - Mechanical Engineering
Villanova University in Villanova, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 02/10/2021
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Posting Number: 2021774F
Position Title: Postdoctoral Fellow - Mechanical Engineering
Position Type: Faculty
Location: Villanova, PA
Recruitment Type: Internal/External Applicants
Work Schedule: full-time/12-months
Department: 205-Mechanical Engineering
Position Summary:

The Villanova Center for Analytics of Dynamic Systems (VCADS) research team in the College of Engineering has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral fellow to participate in an exciting project in dynamic system diagnostics, funded by the Office of Naval Research. The focus is on using concepts and techniques from nonlinear dynamics, statistical learning techniques, machine learning and information theory.

The initial offer is for one year starting immediately; future continuation is expected contingent upon performance and funding.

Villanova is a Catholic university sponsored by the Augustinian order. Diversity and inclusion have been and will continue to be an integral component of Villanova University’s mission. The University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and seeks candidates who understand, respect and can contribute to the University’s mission and values.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The individual will be responsible for project execution and management. Duties will encompass field instrumentation setup and maintenance and mathematical modeling. They will oversee data analysis, and present research findings in written reports and oral presentations to funding agency, project partners, and the scientific and broader community. They will also prepare manuscripts for submission to referred journals using existing and new data sets. The fellow will pursue additional research funding and write proposals. All candidates must be willing to work closely with center faculty as well as act as a mentor for undergraduate and graduate students.

The candidate is expected to actively pursue high quality publications and participate in generating new ideas and writing technical proposals. They will work within the framework of VCADS, an interdisciplinary center in the College of Engineering with many fascinating projects that focus on applying advanced nonlinear theoretical, computational and experimental techniques to solve practical real-world problems in engineering and biomedicine.

Minimum Qualifications:

The candidate must have strong interest and motivation to perform cutting edge research in this burgeoning interdisciplinary area. The candidate should have a PhD degree in Mechanical, Aerospace or Electrical Engineering, or other related fields specializing in the area of nonlinear dynamics and computational techniques, excellent problem solving skills as well as good oral and written communication skills, and must be willing to work closely and amicably with Dr. Nataraj’s team of postdoctoral researchers and PhD students.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of machine learning and control systems theory would be desirable.

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Posting Date: 02/09/2021
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Job Classification: faculty

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