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Post-Doctoral Researcher: Data Science in Structural Engineering
New Mexico State University

Date Posted Apr. 5, 2022
Title Post-Doctoral Researcher: Data Science in Structural Engineering
University New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, NM, United States
Department Civil Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Structural Engineering
    Civil Engineering


Department of Civil Engineering, New Mexico State University invite applications for an Interdisciplinary Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Structural Engineering. The area of the focus includes Probabilistic Modeling, Data Science, and Deep Learning in various structural engineering applications. The selected candidate will engage in multiple interdisciplinary research projects related to uncertainty modeling as well as deep learning including a NSF-sponsored research project related to the uncertainties of offshore wind turbine structures, NASA-sponsored deep learning project, and more.

Required Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in civil engineering or other closely-related engineering areas.
  • Proficiency in Python (or other programming skills) and libraries for data processing and analytics
  • Understanding of theoretical and mathematical foundations of structural engineering and preferably reliability engineering
  • Experience in data analytics and machine learning/deep learning
  • Strong oral and written communication in English
  • Excellent work ethic, self-initiative, and interpersonal skills


The responsibilities include: (1) Conduct a comprehensive literature review on the topic areas;  (2) Develop or modify necessary computational models; (3) Develop grant funding proposals, write journal articles, work with students and faculty and assist with and/or lead the project reports.

Position Duration and Salary:

The initial appointment is for one year (12 months) and renewal of another year upon satisfactory performance. The start date is flexible (preferred not to be later than Aug 2022). Competitive salary of $60,000/yr is supplemented with fringe and benefits.

How to apply:

Submit a letter of application with the following documents (as a single PDF file) to Dr. D.E. Choe at : CV; research statement (max 2 pages); copies of two representative scientific manuscripts; names and contact information of two references.

  • New Mexico State University, in compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation, or protected veteran status in its programs and activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs and activities. 

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Contact Information

  • DE Choe
    Civil Engineering
    New Mexico State University
    Las Cruces, NM 88003


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