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Requisition # 3761

Position Basics

Advertising Ends on:Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023
Advertising Started on:Thursday, April 21st, 2022
College:College of Engineering
Department:IIHR Hydroscience Engineering



Position Details

Full/Part Time Status:Full Time
Percent Time:100%
Position Description:

IIHR—Hydroscience & Engineering, THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA, has an immediate opening for a Postdoctoral Research Scholar in experimental methods with applications in ship hydrodynamics under the supervision of Professor Frederick Stern and Dr. Yugo Sanada. The initial appointment is full-time for 2 years, with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and availability of continued funding. This is an immediate opening and applications will be considered until a successful candidate has been identified. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Information regarding the Office of Postdoctoral Scholars can be found at

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work closely with faculty, staff, and students of IIHR-Hydroscience and Engineering (, a national and global leader in environmental and fluids-related research, education, and service. The University of Iowa is one of the nation's top public research universities and is known around the world for its balanced commitment to the arts, sciences, and humanities. The University of Iowa is in Iowa City, a community built around higher education, with vibrant cultural opportunities and a long history of international connections, leadership, and accomplishment. Iowa City offers the safe, friendly quality of life for which the Midwest is known. Information regarding some of the resources that the University of Iowa and the local area provide can be found at (

Education Requirement:

Ph.D. in mechanical or aerospace engineering, or closely related discipline prior to starting this position is required.

Required Qualifications:

Demonstrated interest in experimental methods with applications in ship hydrodynamics for physical understanding and computational fluid dynamics (CFD) validation data, including use of wave basin and/or towing tank facilities, free running models and tracking systems, and both global and local flow measurement systems along with use of integrated computational fluid dynamics for design of experiments and in support physical understanding and development of reduced order models.

Highest priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated expertise in advanced local flow measurement systems such as particle image velocimetry (PIV) and/or particle tracking velocimetry (PTV).

Strong coding experience and skills using HPC with MPI and programming languages (Fortran or C)

Excellent written and oral communication skills

Online Application Required Documents

 Curriculum Vita
Name and Contact Information of References
Letters of Interest
 Number of References:  3

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Contact Information

Contact:Frederick Stern
Cend-Mechanical Engineering
Stanley Hydraulics Laboratory
320 South Riverside Drive
223C SHL
Iowa City, IA 52246
Department URL:

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