Position Information: DescriptionThe Department of Civil Engineering within the College of Engineering and Mines at the is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate/Scholar with strong background in multi-disciplinary research. The position is funded through Sustainable Infrastructure Research Initiative (SIRI) directed by Dr. Sattar Dorafshan. SIRI aims develop solutions through basic and applied research in artificial intelligence, remote sensing, robotics, and other emerging areas for sustainability of infrastructure. The position involves working with several faculty members, research associates, and graduate students in a supportive, highly collaborative, and energetic environment in one or more of these research cores.
Autonomous Systems in Infrastructure design, inspection, maintenance and managementSustainable Infrastructure Material and ConstructionEnvironmental Monitoring, Economics and Societal Impacts of Infrastructure
Duties & Responsibilities
Collaborate on forming research need synthesis in the related areas to SIRI’s coreCollaborate on proposal development to secure funding from Federal agenciesGuide research projects through experiments and analysis of dataGathering and analyzing data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected dataMaintain close communications with the Director regarding progressParticipating/assisting in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations
Strong analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills Superior oral and written communication skills in English, including public speaking.
Ph.D. in Civil and Environmental Engineering, Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, or closely related areas. Experience in interdisciplinary and cross-disciplinary research Successful completion of criminal history records check.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identify and eligibility to work in the US and to complete the required employment eligibility verification form upon hire.
Proficient in programmingExperience in developing new grant proposalsBroad contextual knowledge of the U.S. infrastructure and their deficiencies (Refer to ASCE Infrastructure Report Card)
Minimum Hiring Salary
The initial appointment is for one year, renewable for a second year (pending annual review of performance and continued availability of funding). Salary is highly competitive and commensurate with experience. The position is eligible for full-benefit package at UND.
Work Schedule/Start Date
Typical work schedule is 8 AM-5 PM Monday through Friday. Expected start date is December 2021
To ApplyFor full consideration, applications must be received by September 15th, 2021
and include the following materials:
1-page cover letter1-page research statement CVContact information for 3 references
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