The Bridge Software Institute (BSI), a part of Engineering School of Sustainable Infrastructure and Environment at the University of Florida seeks applications for the position of Assistant Engineer. The candidate will work under the supervision of the director of the institute.
The Assistant Engineer is a non-tenure-track faculty position with a 12-month appointment in the Department of Civil and Coastal Engineering. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required. Independent research capability is of high value.
As an Assistant Engineer, the incumbent will work to further the research of the Geotechnical Centrifuge laboratory, be active in academic publication, and occasionally may be asked to supervise graduate student projects related to the research and other topics within the scope of the institute. In addition, the candidate will be expected to assist in the development and submission of research proposals to funding agencies offering sponsor research programs in areas related to the research. The immediate research area is nonlinear soil-structure interaction in quasi-static/dynamic loading. This research will look into the fundamental theories and methods of generating and representing vessel collision, and includes specific case studies of models and implementation in the FB-MultiPier software program. Particularly, two aspects of the research activities are: (1) finite element model development and integration into FB-MultiPier; and (2) multi-disciplinary coordination and collaboration among Geotechnical and Geostructural experts. Experience with FORTRAN programming is required.
Preference will be given to candidates also experienced with one or multiple of the following areas: FB-MultiPier modeling, nonlinear finite element analysis, soil mechanics, dynamic soil-structure interaction, and programming languages (FORTRAN or/and visual C++). The candidate is expected to be able to coordinate independent research in the area of soil-structure interaction.
Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in either Structural or Geotechnical Engineering, or a closely-related field. Applicants should electronically submit their curriculum vitae, statement of research interest, up to two (2) relevant publications, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on April 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. We encourage applications from individuals of diverse backgrounds.
Minimum Requirements: Ph.D. degree in either Structural or Geotechnical Engineering or a closely related field
Preferred Qualifications: Preference will be given to candidates also experienced with one or multiple of the following areas: FB-MultiPier modeling, nonlinear finite element analysis, soil mechanics, dynamic soil-structure interaction, and programming languages (FORTRAN or/and visual C++). The candidate is expected to be able to coordinate independent research in the area of soil-structure interaction.
Special Instructions to applicants: Applicant must apply online and attach the requested documents.
Final candidate will be required to provide official transcript to the hiring department upon hire. A transcript will not be considered “official” if a designation of “Issued to Student” is visible. Degrees earned from an education institution outside of the United States are required to be evaluated by a professional credentialing service provider approved by National Association of Credential Evaluation Services (NACES), which can be found at http://www.naces.org/ .