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Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Advanced Modeling of Composite Structures
University of Massachusetts, Lowell


Date Posted May 5, 2020
Title Post-Doctoral Research Associate – Advanced Modeling of Composite Structures
University University of Massachusetts, Lowell
Lowell, MA, United States
Department Mechanical Engineering
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
 
 
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechanical Engineering
 
 

Job no: 505342
Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant
Applications Open: Apr 16 2020

General Summary of Position:

The successful candidate will use computational tools at different length scales, including molecular-, micro- and mecro-level to simulate the mechanical behavior of composite structures from manufacturing to in-service performance. Different optimization techniques will be employed in assisting the design of materials and devices to achieve high efficiency and low environmental impact.

The initial appointment will be for ONE year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

Education:
Ph.D. in Engineering or related area

Experience:
MATLAB, Fortran, Python, C++, Abaqus, Other FEM packages (COMSOL, ANSYS, NASTRAN, CUF)

Skills:
Computer programming, numerical methods for engineering, Finite Element Method (FEM), Deep understanding of solid mechanics and fracture mechanics
Knowledge of higher-order FEM is highly valued but not required
Scientific and interpersonal communication (individual and group meetings, presentations, written reports, journal publications, etc.)

Additional Considerations:
Should demonstrate a minimum number of at least 2 publications in the field
Ability to work independently, with limited direction, as well as within a team environment

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

This position is contingent upon funding. The initial appointment will be for ONE year with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Please include a resume, cover letter and research publications with your application. Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


  • The University of Massachusetts Lowell is committed to increasing diversity in its faculty, staff, and student populations, as well as curriculum and support programs, while promoting an inclusive environment. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area.
    The University of Massachusetts Lowell is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action, Title IX employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age over 40, protected veteran status, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, marital status, or other protected class.


 
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