Post Doctoral Research Associate

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Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)
Campus: UMass Amherst
Department: Civil & Environ Engineering
Categories: Research

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.


Job Description:

Conducting research on feasibility of 3D printing applications for highway infrastructure construction and maintenance. This will include additive manufacturing of metals, computational work on deteriorated structural members, experimental testing of repaired members, collecting data from state engineers and developing new procedures for additive manufacturing and infrastructure. This position will perform the below examples of duties. 



  • PhD in Civil or Mechanical Engineering with experience in manufacturing and materials science
  • Demonstrated skills in writing scientific papers and project reports
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Ability to travel and participate in project research meetings, and give scientific presentations at national meetings.


Additional Information:

  • Preparation and writing of reports.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations.
  • Write papers for publication in peer reviewed scientific journals.
  • Participation in research group meetings.


Application Instructions:

Hiring Salary:  $43,128 (34.5 hours/week), 86.25% FTE

Anticipated start date: May 17, 2020

Grant funding. Initial contract for 1 year, reappointment beyond this date is contingent upon funding and mutual agreement.

Applicants must apply at online by the priority deadline of April 15, 2020 in order to ensure consideration.  Applications may be accepted after the priority date until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

To apply, please provide a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three professional references.


UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University.  To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans.  It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.


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