Post Doc - Sr Scientist:

Painted Post New York

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): Typical Projects: • Catalyst Modeling Initiative – Spanning fundamental understanding to practical application, this project serves to develop new products for automotive aftertreatment, understand the performance of current products over a range of vehicle types and driving conditions, and engage directly with OEMs to help them meet their design requirements. Role within group: • Provide fundamental understanding of reaction kinetics, mass transport, heat transfer, and catalysis. • Serve as consultant and mentor for less experienced modelers. • Engage with experimental scientists to develop a theoretical foundation and practical models of reaction kinetics. • Expand into other areas in Corning that require deeper knowledge of transport and kinetics.


Day to Day Responsibilities: • Perform fundamental research into the catalysis of exhaust gas in vehicle aftertreatment systems. • Develop models to predict conversion and performance effectiveness for various catalysts and vehicles. • Validation of the models versus experimental data, either in the literature or measured internally. • Application of these models to drive the research and development of new automotive aftertreatment systems. • Communication of research activities through presentation at informal and formal meetings, internal and external reports, and conference presentations.


Travel requirements (please note if international): Approximately 2 trips/year.


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Flex hours available, with core hours between 9 am and 3 pm M-F.


Required Skills: • Strong knowledge of mass transport, reaction kinetics, heat transfer, and catalysis. • Expertise in simulating reactive gas flow and developing reaction kinetics models. • Scientific programming experience. • Proven abilities in both analytical and numerical approaches to mathematical problem solving. • Sustained track record of research publications in international peer-reviewed scientific journals.


Education and Experience: PhD in Chemical Engineering, Material Science, Chemistry or other appropriate technology


Desired Skills: • Demonstrated creative approach to modeling, such as the development of novel approaches for solving challenging problems. • Experience with multiple computational modeling and simulation techniques related to material science including computational fluid dynamics and reactions on surfaces. • Basic laboratory experience and knowledge of on-line measurement techniques. • Diversity of interests with the ability and desire to work in several different areas.


Soft Skills: • Ability to work effectively in a diverse cross-functional team with people of different backgrounds, expertise, and approaches to problem solving. • Very good written and oral communication skills are required. • Ability to provide technical leadership in the area of materials modeling and fundamental and applied research of material systems. • Good organizational skills.

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