The Rocket Propulsion Laboratory (RPL) and Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering department at the Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) are currently seeking a faculty research assistant to perform research in the area rocket and air-breathing propulsion systems. Current research activities involve liquid fuel rocket engine testing, rotating detonation engines, and flight programs involving solid rocket motor-based vehicles. The position involves supporting research activities, assisting in the generation of deliverable reports to sponsors, and assisting in the advising duties associated with MS students and doctoral candidates.
The RPL has multiple test cells equipped with a vitiated high-pressure air delivery system for air-breathing propulsion research, one liquid rocket engine test stand, one solid-propellant motor test stand, and a constant volume combustion cell for alternative fuels testing. Numerous lasers, high-frame rate camera systems, Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV), and a Phase Doppler Particle Anemometer (PDPA) systems are complemented by multiple high-bandwidth data acquisition systems.
Candidates must have the following in order to be considered for this position:
MS degree in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering
A strong background in thermal sciences and compressible gas dynamics
Demonstrated experience in experimental research programs
A working style demonstrating initiative and willingness to take on individual responsibility.
The ability to work well with others.
Full-Time Telework will not be offered.
US Citizenship required.
Must be able to obtain a security clearance.
NOTE: IF YOU ARE A VETERAN, you are strongly encouraged to: Identify your Veterans’ Preference on your resume or elsewhere in your application package (type of preference, dates of service, date of VA letter, character of service, etc.).
Experience with optical diagnostics and mechanical design tools.
How to Apply
Please send a C.V./resume by May 6, 2018 to Associate Professor Christopher Brophy (email@example.com)
The Naval Postgraduate School is an equal opportunity employer. For additional information about NPS, please refer to the website at http://www.nps.edu
Internal Number: 730
About Naval Postgraduate School
The mission of the Naval Postgraduate School is to provide relevant and unique advanced education and research programs to increase the combat effectiveness of commissioned officers of the Naval Service to enhance the security of the United States. In support of the foregoing, and to sustain academic excellence, NPS and the DON foster and encourage a program of relevant and meritorious research which both supports the needs of Navy and Department of Defense while building the intellectual capital of Naval Postgraduate School faculty.