Postdoctoral Research Associate

Princeton, NJ
May 08, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Princeton University

Civil and Environmental Eng - 25200

Position Summary
The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) at Princeton University invites applications for a postdoctoral research associate or more senior position. The position involves the development of numerical tools for the simulation of crack propagation and problems with evolving domains. The position will be in the Computational Mechanics Group and the research will be conducted under the direction of Prof. Maurizio M. Chiaramonte.

This is a one-year, full time appointment with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding. This position is subject to the University's background check policy.

Interested candidates must submit an application online at, requisition number 1600969. Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a brief statement of research experience and interests, and the contact information for three references. The review process will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. The target start date of this appointment is February/March, 2017.

Essential Qualifications
The successful candidate must have a Ph.D. in a relevant science or engineering field, experience in scientific computing, finite element methods, and theoretical mechanics.

Preferred Qualifications
The desired skills for the position include knowledge of the finite element method and its mathematical theory, OO software development in C++ (including version control), experience with HPC, knowledge of scripting languages such as Python and Julia, and expertise in continuum mechanics. Additionally, familiarity with open source FE software, such as FEniCS or Deal.ii, as well as knowledge of fracture and configurational mechanics are a plus.

Directory Title

Job Function
Regular Professional Research
RR 040
Standard Hours

Full Time
Actual Hours per Week, if casual hourly

Pay Rate, if Casual Hourly

Work Schedule, if other than standard hours

Eligible for Overtime
Benefits Eligible
Union Code
Not Applicable
Education Required
Doctorate Degree
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled or See Position Summary.
Instructions for Applying
Complete the online application and click "Apply to this Posting" at the top of the posting details page.
Documents which can be associated with this posting
Cover Letter
Statement of Research Interest
Other Document 1
Other Document 2
Proposed Start Date
End Date, if a Term Appointment

Comments related to end date:
This is a one-year, full time appointment with the possibility of renewal subject to satisfactory performance and continued funding.
EEO Statement
Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW


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