Iowa State University, Laboratories for Functional Textiles and Protective Clothing

Position ID:Iowa State University-Laboratories for Functional Textiles and Protective Clothing-PR [#22349]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Researcher
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Ames, Iowa 50011, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Areas: Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science
Computer Engineering / Software
Machine Learning / Machine Learning
statistical analysis
Artificial Intelligence (more...)
Appl Deadline:2022/12/31 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2022/08/16, finished 2023/07/01, listed until 2023/02/16)
Position Description:    

*** this position has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Iowa State University is seeking applications for a newly established postdoctoral research associate position focused on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) assisted design, development, and evaluation of personal protective technology (PPT) and personal protective equipment (PPE). This position involves efforts in research and development, grant writing, project management, and student mentoring. This position is affiliated with the Laboratories for Functional Textiles and Protective Clothing (LABS) located in the Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management in the College of Human Sciences.

LABS conducts multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary research and develop new polymers/textiles, new technologies and approaches, and clothing systems and subsystems for human safety, health, and well-being. LABS research is focused on human physiology, ergonomics, and the functionality of clothing and PPE systems to achieve optimized performance.

The research program includes the:
• Multidisciplinary/interdisciplinary approach to PPT and PPE study
• Advanced materials, technologies and new PPE system
• Mechanisms study and numerical model development
• Lab simulation of hazards and usage scenarios
• Development of lab measurement technologies and system performance analysis
• Development of new testing methods and standards
• Advanced manufacturing technologies and application in PPE
• Development of data driven R&D approaches
• AI and its application in PPT and PPE development

 The research program shares in Iowa State University (ISU)’s comment and mission to create, share, and apply knowledge by effective integration of science, engineering, technology, and humanity to make the state and the world a better place. This position reports to the director of LABS, the Norma Scott Lloyd Chair of Textiles and Clothing, and the Department head.

Duties/essential functions may include, but not limited to the following:
• Develop and optimize strategies, methodologies, and algorithms for research data synthesizing and analytics
• Gain insights from analyzed data to guide R&D approaches
• Apply developed approaches to PPE design, development, evaluation, and performance prediction
• Apply ML for image processing to extract relevant anthropometric data from scans/images
• Multivariate analysis using ML to predict the safe exposure limits and optimization of variables
• Lead/contribute to the grant writing and submission to both internal and external CFPs
• Write manuscripts and conference abstracts to disseminate research findings
• Disseminate research findings in regional, national, and international exhibitions and conferences
• Assist mentoring graduate/undergraduate students in research projects, class projects, and other activities, including the honor program.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

PhD degree at time of appointment in applied mathematics, statistics, AI/machine learning engineering, computer science, or other related field. Demonstrated understanding of AI and machine learning application in system optimization. Experience with AI/machine learning powered advanced manufacturing technologies. Strong oral and written communication skills. Evidence of scholarly potential (publications, working papers, scholarly presentation, creative output). Training and experience of grant writing and research project management. Relative industry experience in engineering, computer science, and/or mathematics.

Preferred Qualifications:

Demonstrated experience in related fields, lab facilities, and R&D environments. Demonstrated strong scholarly outputs including peer reviewed journal articles. Extensive system development and evaluation experience, with application to PPE systems a plus. Specializes at performance optimization via AI/machine learning powered approaches. Expertise in data analytics and statistics a plus. Member of professional organizations and reviewer for peer-reviewed journals a plus.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
email address
Guowen Song
626 Morrill Rd.
Ames, IA 50011-1084