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The Ohio Aerospace Institute (OAI) was founded in 1989. Our mission is to enhance our partners’ aerospace competitiveness through research and technology development, workforce preparedness, and engagement with global networks for innovation and advocacy. Today, OAI has approximately 80 employees and over $16M in annual revenue.
OAI is a joint initiative of the NASA Glenn Research Center, the Air Force Research Laboratory at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, the State of Ohio, ten Ohio public and private universities granting doctoral degrees in aerospace-related engineering disciplines, and numerous companies engaged in aerospace activities. OAI is a 501(c) (3), not-for-profit organization.

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OAI appreciates your interest and support of research, education, and membership! To contact a particular individual at OAI or obtain information about OAI contacts, please call 440-962-3000 or send us an email at info@oai.org.

Cleveland Office:

22800 Cedar Point Rd

Cleveland, OH 44142


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Dayton Office:

Wright Point 2 - Suite 308

5100 Springfield Street

Dayton, OH 45431


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Job Postings
  • Postdoctoral Researcher

Opportunities exist for a research scientist/engineer interested in the areas of mathematical modeling and/or numerical simulation of complex flows relevant to high speed flight. Responsibilities will include basic research in nonequilibrium energy transfer mechanisms in high temperature gas flows, along with CFD code development for high performance computing. Individuals interested in pursuing this position should forward their resume by June 4, 2017 to Mr. Tony H. Smith, Sr. at tonysmith@oai.org. No phone calls, please.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the job opening is filled. The initial appointment will be for one year from the start date with a possibility for renewal. The position is full time and will be based at the Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, Ohio. OAI is a private Ohio corporation and an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applicants should have a PhD or equivalent degree in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Chemical), Physics, Chemistry, Applied Mathematics or related fields. Prior experience with modeling and/or numerical simulations relevant to high temperature flows, hypersonic flows, turbulence, kinetic theory, radiation, nonequilibrium phenomena or gas-surface interactions is desirable.

Due to government contract requirements, US citizenship is required.

OAI offers a competitive benefits package including 403(b) retirement plan with match; health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance; paid time off including 10 holidays; vacation time; and personal/sick leave.

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