REQUIRED: Ph.D. in mechanical/ocean engineering with background in hydrodynamics; at least five years' relevant experience in hydrodynamics and a minimum of two in wave hydrodynamics; ability to perform independent research at the interface of theoretical, computational, and experimental hydrodynamics; strong organizational and planning skills and the ability to work collaboratively with multiple researchers; excellent scientific communication skills; ability to both collaborate with multiple researchers and work independently; track record of mentoring developing scientists; strong interpersonal, leadership, and managerial skills; initiative; and the ability to multitask. A background in wave hydrodynamics and environmental flows preferred; as is a background in controls, multi-agent, and collaborative systems. Job #17627
This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension.
RESEARCH SCIENTIST, Mechanical Engineering, to participate in studies of hydrodynamics of wave-body interactions and sensing. Will focus on developing real-time predictive tools for the evolution of the nonlinear sea surface and environmental fields in the presence of multiple floating bodies; investigate parameters and methods that lead to optimal performance in terms of the predictable time window and potential energy extraction capabilities; collaborate with other team members to develop mathematical models for the analysis of the underlying physics, develop high-performance computing algorithms for the fast real-time simulation, and develop the experimental setup for testing the proposed framework; supervise students conducting lab/field experiments; author manuscripts reporting the methods and results from the study that are intended for submission to leading pee-review journals; and create presentations for periodic reporting to sponsors.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology is a private research university.