Perdue PostDoc 2021

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Purdue University has established a research institute focused on Resilient Extraterrestrial Habitat Engineering The program, funded by NASA, aims at the identification and development of solutions to problems of long-term design, architecture, and autonomous operation of smart and resilient permanent human settlements outside Earth. The successful candidate will join a multidisciplinary group of faculty, researchers, and students, working at the interface of mechanical engineering, systems engineering, and aerospace engineering.

We seek dynamic individuals with expertise in mechanical, systems, or aerospace engineering, having excellent leadership, communication, and management skills. The candidate will collaborate with our team in establishing research plans, developing and integrating models as multi-physics systems of systems, quantifying internal and external disruptions/hazards, establishing autonomous decision-making capabilities, all directed toward creating permanent, smart habitats that will protect future deep space explorers. There will be opportunities to supervise graduate and undergraduate research assistants, participate in technical conferences, use innovative test methods, support project reporting, and participate in the organization of workshops. Experience with modeling and computational research using Simulink is preferred, and experimental research is desirable.

Qualified individuals should have a Ph.D. in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or a related field, at the time of appointment. Review of candidates will begin by January 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. The appointment is for two years. Salary will be competitive.

Please send an application consisting of: (1) letter of interest; (2) CV, (3) 1-2 publications written by the candidate, and (4) names of three references to:

Prof. Shirley Dyke,