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Postdoctoral Position (Available Immediately)

MNFTL is seeking a recent PhD graduate with computational background in phase-change heat transfer and interfacial phenomena. A solid theoretical foundation and good communication skills are required to participate in the research that focuses on thermal management of electronics. The project is a computational study of phase-change cooling of a multi-tier 3D chip assembly. The individual who will be hired will work in coordination with specialists in AI/ML who work in the same multi-institutional project. The research team includes collaborators from US industry as well as other US universities (material scientists, electrical engineers).

The position requires an earned Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering or a related field, as well as prior journal publication experience. The ideal candidate would have computational experience on phase-change heat transfer. Familiarity with ANSYS, COMSOL or another similar commercial code would be an advantage. Salary is in the range $65K-$70K annually, and varies with experience and qualifications. The initial appointment is for one year, and can be extended for additional years, based on satisfactory performance. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Contact: Prof. Constantine Megaridis,