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About the Opportunity: Professor Jessica Oakes is seeking a successful candidate to fill a Postdoctoral Research Associate position with a focus on optimizing delivery of aerosolized surfactant to the lung, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. This position will join an active and productive research group. For more information about Professor Oakes and group, visit https://www.northeastern.edu/biofluids/
Responsibilities: The Postdoctoral Research Associate performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily using existing theories and methods. Assists the supervisor in the interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting research staff. Specific responsibilities include performing physiologically based CFD simulations, validating simulations with in vitro data, and optimizing surfactant-delivery device placement.
Qualifications: PhD in Mechanical, Chemical, or Biomedical Engineering is required. Must have expertise in computational fluid dynamics modeling and relevant software packages (e.g., OpenFoam). Code development knowledge and high-performance computing is desired. Must be interested in biological fluids modeling, particularly for the respiratory system.
Salary Grade: 10
Additional Information: Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.
All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Founded in 1898, Northeastern University is a private research university located in the heart of Boston. Northeastern is a leader in worldwide experiential learning, urban engagement, and interdisciplinary research that meets global and societal needs. Our broad mix of experience-based education programs?our signature cooperative education program, as well as student research, service learning, and global learning?build the connections that enable students to transform their lives. The University offers a comprehensive range of undergraduate and graduate programs leading to degrees through the doctorate in nine colleges and schools.