Post-doctoral Fellowship - Fire DynamicsApply Now Job ID 2020-10185 Date posted 12/22/2020
Overview - External
FM Global is a leading property insurer of the world's largest businesses, providing more than one-third of FORTUNE 1000-size companies with engineering-based risk management and property insurance solutions. FM Global helps clients maintain continuity in their business operations by drawing upon state-of-the-art loss-prevention engineering and research; risk management skills and support services; tailored risk transfer capabilities; and superior financial strength. To do so, we rely on a dynamic, culturally diverse group of employees, working in more than 100 countries, in a variety of challenging roles.
This position is for a limited term of up to three years, renewable each year. The role is typically focused on performing publishable work as part of a strategic research program under the guidance of a program manager or other senior research staff member(s).
The purpose of this position is to develop new scientific knowledge, technologies and engineering solutions to problems in fire dynamics and material flammability, which can be used for the prevention or control of industrial property loss. Key areas of research include Lithium-ion battery fire hazard analysis, advanced laser diagnostic for buoyant turbulent flames, material flammability and flame heat transfer. The experimental and theoretical studies will be closely integrated with Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) model development and validation within the work group.
PhD degree in Mechanical, Chemical Engineering, or related technical fields
Strong fundamental background in heat transfer, fluid mechanics, combustion, and applied mathematics
Extensive experience in experimental methods in thermal fluids, combustion/fire
Research experience with advanced laser diagnostics in flame and experimental measurement in turbulent flame is desirable
Research experience with Li-ion battery is a plus
Basic understanding of numerical methods and modeling
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as demonstrated expertise in developing solutions to challenging technical problems
Training & Benefits
At FM Global, we strive to build ongoing partnerships with our clients, and key to accomplishing this is developing long-lasting relationships with our employees. For that reason, our benefits programs are designed to be attractive to employees throughout the various stages of their lives—and careers.
We call it TOTAL REWARDS.
Though specific policies and programs may vary by location, they are all designed to provide stability and security for you and your family. Now and in the future.
To support what matters to you, our Total Rewards benefits include:
- Extensive training and professional development
- Inclusive culture that seeks out and respects diversity
- Healthy work/life balance through employee-focused policies, such as healthcare, fitness reimbursement and paid time off
- Company-provided car (for field engineers)
- Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package that includes competitive base pay, an employee incentive plan, retirement benefits and programs
- Corporate citizenship programs and sustainability initiatives, including the Matching Gift and United Way campaign programs. Whether we're protecting the environment or giving back to the community, we are committed to doing business with honesty, integrity and transparency
The best way to learn more about what makes field engineering at FM Global so unique is to engage us in conversation. And visiting us at one of our events gives you the opportunity to ask questions in person and find out firsthand what makes our programs, our philosophy and our business so admired.