Raayai Lab - Postdoctoral Candidate opening

Applications are invited for a full-time Postdoctoral Fellowship position in experimental fluid mechanics, at Raayai Lab at Rowland Institute at Harvard University. The project is focused on the experimental study of flow over textured rigid and soft surfaces in laminar, transitional, and turbulent flows. The primary role of this position will be to design and fabricate samples, plan and lead experiments, and acquire and analyze data; prepare peer-reviewed journal articles and present the work at professional conferences. Opportunity to participate in the development of new research ideas and research proposals may be available. Candidates will also be highly encouraged to use this opportunity to gain experience with new skills and techniques.

The ideal candidate must

  • already have, or be close to completing, a PhD in a topic related to fluid mechanics and/or fluid-solid interactions;

  • have experience in experimental fluid mechanics especially particle image velocimetry and operating high-powered lasers;

  • demonstrate the ability to perform advanced data analysis;

  • have experience in design and fabrication of samples and experiments;

  • show the ability to adapt to a multifaceted project to achieve the objectives.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application directly to Dr. Raayai (sraayai@fas.harvard.edu), which includes a cover letter, CV, and list of references. Select applications will be contacted for further interview.


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