Research Associate in Mechanical Engineering

Michigan State University College of Engineering

United States

Research Associate-Fixed Term

Apply now Job no: 730530
Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff
Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering 10016576
Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff
Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience
Location: East Lansing
Categories: Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union

Position Summary

Looking for a Fixed Term Research Associate for developing heavy-tailed stochastic models for material failure processing, mathematical modeling of anomalous materials, scientific computing, numerical analysis, collaboration with other graduate students, writing research papers, attending relevant conferences, writing scientific journal articles.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Mechanical Engineering, Applied/Computational Mathematics, Material Science, or related areas

Minimum Requirements

PhD degree in: Mechanical Engineering, Applied/Computational Mathematics, Material Science, or related areas.  Note: Applicants with dual degrees will be strongly preferred.

Desired Qualifications

Strong (research and educational) background in the following areas of research:

  • High-performance computing and numerical analysis,
  • Theory and practice of (heavy-tailed) stochastic processes,
  • Modeling and simulation of visco-elasto-plastic materials.
  • Programming skills (python, Matlab, C++)
  • Molecular Dynamics

Required Application Materials

CV, Cover Letter, List of References

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Advertised: Sep 9, 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: Sep 9, 2023 Eastern Daylight Time

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