Postdoctoral Researcher-Mechanical Engineering-Engineering and Natural Sciences - The University of Tulsa

Position: Postdoctoral Researcher-Mechanical Engineering

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Position Summary

The University of Tulsa Department of Mechanical Engineering is searching for a postdoctoral researcher to support our recently awarded U.S. Department of Energy project to develop novel self-heating materials for use in pneumatic systems (  This project will focus on the development and testing of a self-heating material for use in pneumatic actuators coupled with a SCADA-based leak and healing detection approach.

Characteristic Duties

  • Conducts experimental and computational research as it relates to developing self-heating materials and activation systems
  • Oversees graduate student research as it relates to project goals and meeting project milestones and go/no-go points
  • Works with a diverse team of co-PI’s, technicians, and graduate students
  • Writes quarterly reports and creates quarterly technical presentations
  • Presents at conferences and leading publication efforts

Minimum Qualifications

Doctoral Degree in engineering field; appropriate experience and expertise; strong management skills; and superior publication record.

Application Information

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Please send your CV and cover letter to  This is a grant funded, one year position with the possibility of renewal.

The University of Tulsa seeks to recruit and retain talented students, faculty and staff from diverse backgrounds.  The University of Tulsa is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and encourages qualified candidates across all group demographics to apply.  The University does not discriminate on the basis of personal status or group characteristics including, but not limited to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, or marital status.

The University of Tulsa is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Disability/ Veteran.



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