The University of Mississippi’s National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) invites applications for an Associate Research Scientist, Research Scientist I, or Research Scientist II to assume a leadership role as a Principle Investigator within the High-Speed Aeroacoustics Research Group (HSAG) to grow and broaden the aeroacoustics research activities.
HSAG has an established track record in the study of dynamic interactions in high-speed flows including fluid-acoustics, fluid-structure, and combustion related problems. Our facilities offer a unique opportunity to leverage multiple measurement techniques simultaneously to explore and refine the understanding of turbulence interactions in complex flows. We are seeking a candidate that can leverage the group’s world class research facilities to conduct novel research that will expand the group’s expertise in areas such as jet noise, fluid/structure interactions, unsteady combustion dynamics, and/or supersonic multi-phase flows. Other research areas that leverage existing infrastructure will be entertained. The candidate will also have an opportunity to establish good standing with the Graduate School and mentor students in the University’s Graduate Program in Aeroacoustics, teaching relevant graduate courses as needed.
HSAG is a small group of researchers working in tight collaboration on experimental research activities. The group includes scientist, research staff, graduate students, and undergraduate interns. The work environment is interactive, fast-paced, and engaging. Current research activities are funded by NASA, Army, Navy, and Air Force. Additional information is available at http://www.olemiss.edu/depts/aeroacoustics/.
The NCPA is an externally funded research unit of the University. While not a tenure-track position, the research positions in the NCPA do follow a promotion path that is closely aligned with the University’s academic ranks (Associate Scientist, Scientist I, Scientist II, Senior Scientist I, Senior Scientist II, Principal Scientist). Currently, one to two years of funding is secure for the new position through HSAG’s current research. For promotion, the candidate will be expected to develop and sustain outside funding for research efforts commensurate with their expertise. The candidate will also have an opportunity to mentor students in the University’s Graduate Program in Aeroacoustics.
All Appointment Levels: Demonstrated proficiency in the practice of modern fluid-mechanics measurements (PIV, LDV, LDA, DIC, PLIF, Shack-Hartmann, hot wire arrays, microphone arrays, Kulites, etc.) and familiarity with correlation-based analytical methods (wavenumber-frequency decomposition, POD, wave-packet analysis, array processing, etc.) as evidenced by at least 2 refereed scholarly publications. Eligibility for U.S. Security Clearance.
For consideration as Associate Research Scientist: Possession of a Ph.D. in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Science, Applied Physics, or a closely related field or evidence that a terminal degree will be awarded by time of appointment.
For consideration as Research Scientist I: Possession of a Ph.D. in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Science, Applied Physics, or a closely related field and at least two (2) years experimental research experience in an applicable field.
For consideration as Research Scientist II: Possession of a Ph.D. in Aerospace, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Engineering Science, Applied Physics, or a closely related field and at least five (5) years experimental research experience in an applicable field.
About National Center for Physical Acoustics at the University of Mississippi
The National Center for Physical Acoustics (NCPA) resides on the campus of the University of Mississippi, which, in turn is located in the beautiful and charming town of Oxford, Mississippi.
NCPA serves as the Physical Acoustics Archives for the Acoustical Society of America and coordinates the biennial Physical Acoustics Summer School. Although NCPA is not an academic department, we do employ undergraduate and graduate students. This employment allows graduate students to fulfill their research requirements for their degrees and undergraduate students to enhance their learning experience.NCPA maintains basic and applied research programs in many areas of physical acoustics; provides coordination of major, multi-university research programs in the United States; serves as an advocate for physical acoustics to federal agencies and other organizations; provides significant educational opportunities for students and postdocs; and provides direct research assistance to investigators throughout the world.