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RESEARCH SCIENTIST , Mechanical Engineering-Atomistic Simulation and Energy (ASE) , to join a research group--with a two-year project supported by the U.S. Department of Energy Sunshot Program--that is focused on the development of the next generation of concentrated solar power (CSP) technologies . Will conduct research specifically focused on the development of pumps, valves, piping, and tanks that each contain components that are made from a refractory metal or ceramic, so that they can be used for high temperature molten chloride salts. The project involves the design, construction, and testing of high temperature (700-800°C) circulation loops for molten chloride salts, using ceramics and/or refractory metals.
REQUIRED : a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering or related field; experience conducting experiments that involve convective heat or mass transfer; experience with high temperature experiments involving the flow and circulation of high temperature fluids; experience designing and conducting experiments; experience using commercial codes for modeling heat transfer; experience conducting experiments involving high pressures; experience designing and testing pumps, valves, or seals; experience designing experiments that run for long periods (e.g., days or weeks at a time) and therefore must be designed for remote monitoring and shutdown; experience supervising graduate students or undergraduates; and experience writing proposals or reports. Job #16543
This is a one-year position with potential for extension.
In addition to applying via the MIT website with a CV and cover letter, interested candidates are asked contact Professor Asegun Henry at firstname.lastname@example.org immediately, as the position will remain open until filled. Please note the title of the position
Internal Number: 16543
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