Research Associate

Boulder, CO
Mar 07, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

The Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering invites applications for a full-time Research Associate position in Prof. Mija Hubler's research group. The University of Colorado provides an outstanding, world-class research environment. A highly motivated and independent Research Associate is sought with training and expertise in experimental mechanics and numerical methods pertaining to structural topology optimization and cementitious materials. The project, funded by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), involves engineering mechanical properties of hybrid living materials.

The Research Associate will design, organize, and conduct advanced characterization experiments using established protocols and conduct structural topology optimization numerically. When appropriate, the Research Associate will design new protocols to advance specialized experimentation and materials characterization techniques related to the structure, function, and growth of hybrid living materials.

Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.



Require a PhD in Structural Engineering, Physics, Material Science, or Mechanical Engineering.
  • Knowledge in mechanical experimental design and execution
  • Programming skills
  • Excellent writing skills, as evidenced by multiple peer-reviewed publications
  • Willingness to work with an interdisciplinary team, and explore the link between living organisms and cement
  • Ability to work independently

Special Instructions to Applicants:The University of Colorado Boulder conducts background checks on all final applicants being considered for employment, prior to the issuance of an offer letter. The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to providing a safe and productive learning, living and working community. To achieve this goal, we conduct background investigations for all final applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and an EPLS (Excluded Parties List System) check. The Immigration Reform and Control Act requires that verification of employment eligibility be documented for all new employees by the end of the third day of work.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, Reference Letters (Not Confidential), Unofficial transcript(s)

Application Materials Instructions:Applicants must complete the Faculty/University Staff and EEO Data (application) form, and upload the following required documents: 1 - Cover Letter; 2 - Resume; 3 - The document uploaded for Proof of Degree can be a Transcript which shows the date the degree was conferred; Copy of Diploma; or official letter from the Registrar or the Dean of the School or College conferring the degree; and 4 - Letter of Recommendation This position is eligible for medical, dental and life insurance, retirement benefits programs, and is eligible for monthly vacation and sick leave accruals.

Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Boulder

Department: B0001 -- Boulder Campus - 10331 - CivilEng-Civil,Env&Arch Engin

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Mar 6, 2018

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Mija Hubler

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00623584


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