Subject: Seeking qualified candidate for post-doctoral researcher position in mechanical design of 3D-printing systems for concrete composites
The Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction (LC2) Materials in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking a candidate for project scientist position starting November 1, 2019. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting candidates with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, materials science/engineering, or a closely related discipline with expertise in the mechanical design and of 3D-printing and robotic systems for digital fabrication of concrete construction elements with a capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a strong publication record.
The successful candidate will work on the mechanical design of a prototype-scale 3D-printing system for the fabrication of concrete components. Particular focus will be placed on the design of material extrusion/deposition systems, integration of sensors, and real-time feedback and control of material rheology.
For full consideration, the applicant is expected to possess a doctoral degree from a reputable university in a topic of relevance (see above). Interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative research environment is necessary. Applicants with the most relevant research experience in mechanical design of material extrusion systems, sensing and control systems, and 3D-printing/robotics will be preferred.
The successful candidate will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project functions and author novel publications. The candidate will also be expected to mentor Ph.D. and undergraduate students, teach courses in relation to expertise (if the opportunity arises), fulfill project administration functions, and assist in proposal development. The candidate is expected to meet programmed project goals, and be capable of responding to deliverable timelines in the academia-industry collaborative research.
All positions are programmed for a 1-year duration but can be extended by mutual agreement. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide the following documents (as PDFs) to the contact noted below: a detailed resume, a short personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests, and contact information for three referees in support of your application.
Prof. Gaurav N. Sant
Professor and Henry Samueli Fellow
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095
Director, Institute for Carbon Management