The University of California, Merced, is the newest of the University of California system’s 10 campuses and the first American research university built in the 21st century. With more than 7,500 undergraduate and graduate students, UC Merced offers an environment that combines a commitment to diversity, inclusion, collaboration and professional development. With bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degree programs, strong research and academic partnerships, and community involvement, the UC Merced campus is continually evolving and requires talented, knowledgeable and dynamic educators, researchers, management and staff.
Ranked among the best public universities in the nation by U.S. News and World Report, UC Merced is uniquely equipped to provide educational opportunities to highly qualified students from the San Joaquin Valley and throughout California. The campus enjoys a special connection with nearby Yosemite National Park, is on the cutting edge of sustainability in construction and design, and supports the economic development of Merced and the region.
In Fall 2016, UC Merced broke ground on a $1.3 billion public-private partnership that is unprecedented in higher education. The Merced 2020 Project will nearly double the physical capacity of the campus by 2020, enhancing academic distinction, student success and research excellence. UC Merced is also building the Downtown Campus Center, a $33 million, three-story administrative building in the heart of Merced.
We are looking highly motivated and qualified research specialist (Assistant or Associate level) to work on modeling, simulation and experiment of flow and heat transfer. The specialist will be responsible for conducting both numerical and experimental studies on mass and energy transfer and energy conversion. The specialist will also write papers and progress reports describing the results of the evaluations and investigations.
Interested applicants are required to submit 1) a cover letter 2) curriculum vitae and 3) a list of three references with contact information including mailing address, phone number and e-mail address through the AP Recruit System.
Salary is based on the University of California Academic Salary Scales. Review of applications will begin immediately. Position is open until filled with a final closing date of June 30, 2018. Starting dates are negotiable.
The University of California, Merced is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of diversity among its faculty, students and staff. The University is supportive of dual career couples.
Qualifications: Applicants must have a master's degree or higher in mechanical engineering or a related area prior to starting the position. Appointees at the Assistant rank must have five years of experience in a relevant specialization, and appointees at the Associate rank must have five to ten years of experience in a relevant specialization. Strong written and verbal communication skills are also required. Highly self-motivated individuals who have demonstrated the ability to successfully conduct independent scientific research independently are desirable. Preference will be given to those applicants with strong backgrounds in one or more of the following areas: computational fluid dynamics, numerical and experimental heat transfer, and phase-change heat transfer in manufacturing processes.
Internal Number: JPF00563
About University of California, Merced
UC Merced is the first new American research university built in the 21st century, with a mission of research, teaching and service. The campus opened Sept. 5, 2005, in the San Joaquin Valley. The university is about an hour north of Fresno, two hours south of Sacramento, two hours southeast of San Francisco and the Silicon Valley, and 90 minutes west of Yosemite National Park.