Post-doctoral Fellowship for Fire and Explosion Protection ResearchApply Now Job ID 2020-10184 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).
This post-doc position is aimed at developing new scientific knowledge, innovative experimental techniques and advanced computational methods for fire and explosion protection. The objective is to provide the foundation and tools to support solving practical business problems for industrial and commercial property protection. Key research areas of interests may include flame dynamics in gas and dust explosion, water-based suppression mechanism, innovative suppression methods without using water, and advanced diagnostic technologies for challenging environment with turbulent fire plumes and water sprays. The experimental and numerical studies will have unique opportunities to be implemented and validated at full scale at FM Global Research Campus.
The qualification of suitable candidates will include:
Ph.D. degree in relevant field such as mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, aerospace engineering, and physics.
Strong fundamental background in combustion, fluid mechanics, heat transfer, thermodynamics, and applied mathematics.
Extensive experiences in experimental and/or numerical methods in thermal-fluid science, especially combustion/fire research.
Research experience in fire suppression and explosion protection is desirable.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Demonstrated expertise in developing innovative 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.