The Granular Geomechanics Group in the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University is seeking a full‐time (1.00 FTE), 12‐month, fixed‐term Postdoctoral Scholar starting in October
2020 (open until filled). Candidates are required to have a Ph.D. in civil engineering, materials science/engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, or a closely related discipline with expertise in
granular mechanics. The ideal candidate will be comfortable developing new experimental protocols and proficient in image capture, processing, quantification, and analysis. Experience with discrete element
method modeling (PFC3D, Yade, EDEM) is strongly preferred. A strong commitment to collaboration, diversity, equity, inclusion, and community building is a requirement for the position. The successful candidate will perform research in the areas of particulate modeling, granular mechanics, and granular material‐tool interaction. The candidate will be expected to conduct research and publish the results in high caliber, peer reviewed journals; periodically lead lectures and labs for geotechnical engineering courses; assist with the development of research proposals; and participate in a variety of outreach activities.
This is a 1‐year appointment; however, it can be extended based on satisfactory performance, continued funding, and mutual agreement.
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