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Openings for PhD students and PostDoctoral fellows at NYU-Poly

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The Dynamical Systems Laboratory in the Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering at the Polytechnic Institute of New York University is seeking to recruit multiple Post-Doctoral fellows and Ph.D. students in fluid-structure interactions, mechanics of composite materials, and vibrations.

Responsibilities of Post-Doctoral fellows include: i) perform state-of-the-art research in either theoretical mechanics; ii) develop new research plans and co-author research proposals; ii) supervise and/or train undergraduate or graduate students; iv) author professional presentations, professional reports, and publications; and v) present research at professional conferences. Post-Doctoral candidates are xpected to have i) a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering or closely related fields; ii) demonstrated ability to conduct riginal research as evidenced by high-quality journal publications; iii) outstanding English language oral and written communication skills; iv) a strong work ethic with the ability to work independently as well as in a research group; and vi) evidence of good project/laboratory management skills. Compensation includes a competitive stipend based on the candidate’s experience.

Ph.D. students will also address specific problems within the areas of theoretical mechanics. Ph.D. student candidates are expected to have a solid research experience in Mechanical Engineering and have a M.S. or equivalent degree in Engineering, Mathematics, or Physics. Compensation includes full tuition coverage and a competitive stipend.

Candidates are encouraged to apply via email to Dr. M. Porfiri ( Applications should include a curriculum vitae, a one page statement of past research experience, and a list of two/three referees. Review of applications will begin immediately, Post-Doctoral positions are expected to start immediately and Ph.D. applications are expected to start in Fall 2011.

NYU-Poly is an affiliate of New York University, the largest private institution of higher education in the United States. Founded in 1854 and previously known as Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute, NYU-Poly is the nation’s second oldest private Engineering school and New York’s most comprehensive school of Engineering, Applied Sciences, Technology, and Research. It is located in Brooklyn, one of the world’s most diverse cities, and is a short walk to Brooklyn’s historic brownstone neighborhoods and some of the city’s foremost museums and cultural activities.


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