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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Model Testing and Engineering
University of Maine

Date Posted Jul. 2, 2020
Title Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Model Testing and Engineering
University University of Maine
Orono, ME, United States
Department Advanced Structures and Composites Center
Application Deadline Jul. 20, 2020
Position Start Date Sep. 1, 2020
  • Post-Doc
  • Ocean Engineering
    Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
    Mechanical Engineering
    Civil Engineering

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center seeks to hire two Postdoctoral Research Associates to coordinate, manage, and conduct offshore analysis and model testing research to support the commissioning and funded projects in the new W2 wind wave basin housed in the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (The Center). Typical hiring range for is $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. For more information about The Center visit:

Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering with focus on Offshore Structures, Naval Architecture, or related Engineering discipline.
Experience with analysis of offshore structures.
Experience with model testing.
Demonstrated excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated judgment while working under pressure to meet constant deadlines.
Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.

Significant experience in some of the following areas preferred: naval architecture, offshore design, structural engineering, hydrodynamics, model testing of offshore structures, floating offshore wind turbine design and modeling, offshore design standards, CAD, and metocean data analysis.
High level of proficiency using offshore design software preferred such as ANSYS AQWA, OpenFAST, GHS, ORCAFLEX, Bladed, ANSYS Mechanical, Solidworks, MATLAB, and Mathcad.
Other Information:
Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references


  • The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

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Contact Information

  • Doreen Boutin
    Advanced Structures and Composites Center
    University of Maine
    35 Flagstaff Road
    Orono, ME 04469


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