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Postdoctoral Scholar - Hypersonics

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School / Campus / College: College of Engineering

Organization: William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics

Title: Postdoctoral Scholar - Hypersonics

Position Details

Position Description

The William E. Boeing Department of Aeronautics & Astronautics invites applications for a postdoctoral scholar position in Hypersonics under the supervision of Professor Dana Dabiri.  This position is for one year, with the possibility of extension for another year.

The project will include the development and use of advanced fluids diagnostics and its use in hypersonic wind tunnels. Experiments will utilize modern optical diagnostics and surface sensors. Opportunities exist to collaborate on research spanning multiple disciplines, including experimental fluid dynamics, shock/boundary-layer interactions, fluid/structure interactions, signal processing, image processing, and novel diagnostics for hypersonic flows.

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A PhD, or foreign equivalent, is required, ideally in aerospace engineering, mechanical engineering, applied mathematics, or a closely related field with strong experience in experimental techniques.

The candidate should have strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work on a collaborative project. The candidate should be capable of working with mentors to design, conduct, and analyze experiments. The candidate should also be capable of programming in order to be able to post process collected data for analysis.  Good organizational skills and the ability to communicate scientific ideas to an expert audience, written and oral, are also required. The candidate should be capable of performing all duties in compliance with operational safety, security and quality guidelines. 


Only applications received before August 31, 2021 at 5 pm will be considered.  Interested applicants should submit a cover letter (highlighting your scientific contributions and interests), and a detailed CV via Interfolio (; questions may be sent to Prof. Dabiri (

Final applicants will be asked to provide 2 letters of recommendation at the end of the hiring process. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis; successful candidates will be contacted directly via email.

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