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Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Tulsa in the Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Date Posted 01/02/2019
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Summary

The University of Tulsa Department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to support our recently awarded U.S. Department of Energy SunShot award for GEN3 CSP Collectors ( will develop a comprehensive particle and substrate durability model that will enable improved understanding of the performance of high-temperature components for the particle-based pathway. The team will advance existing research capabilities in erosion, corrosion, fracture mechanics, macro- and micro-scale materials characterization, and thermal and optical property characterization. The results will be used to develop a broad understanding of mechanical durability that can be used to determine component lifetime and performance degradation models.

Characteristic Duties

Conducting experimental and computational research as it relates to erosion, corrosion, materials characterization for GEN3 solar thermal systems. This includes developing lifetime durability models.

Overseeing graduate student research as it relates to project goals and meeting project milestones and go/no-go points.

Working with a diverse team of co-PIs, technicians, and graduate students.

Writing quarterly reports and creating quarterly technical presentations.

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral degree in engineering field, appropriate experience, and expertise. Strong project management skills and a superior publication record.

Application Information

Review of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled (or use specific deadlines).

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

Please send your CV and cover letter to This is a 1-year position with the possibility of renewal.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer Disabled/ Veteran.



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