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Postdoctoral Research Associate – Mechanical Engineering – Data-Driven Structural Health Monitoring and Risk Analysis

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Salary: Anticipate salary range of $40,000 - $48,000 based on grant
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General Summary of Position:

The successful applicant will conduct analytical and computational research in the area of structural damage detection and prognosis, via physics-informed machine learning, and work with immediate supervisor in writing scholarly articles and research proposals.

The initial appointment will be for one to two years with a possibility of renewal based on productivity and performance and the availability of funding.

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Applied Math/Statistics, Computer Science, or related areas
  • Deep Learning, Damage Diagnosis and Prognosis, Big Data Analytics, Risk Analysis, Uncertainty Quantification
  • Dynamic and computational model formulation; statistical modeling; computer programming; finite element modeling and analysis and computational simulation; effective scientific and interpersonal communication (individual and group meetings, presentations, written reports, journal publications, etc.)

Additional Considerations:

  • Should demonstrate a minimum number of at least 3 publications in the field of data analytics and risk quantification of structural health monitoring and prognosis
  • Ability to work independently, with limited direction, as well as within a team environment
  • Ability to mentor and inspire students with limited research experience
  • The ability to work effectively with diverse groups

Special Instructions to Applicants:

This position is contingent upon funding.

Only Internal UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period. 

Initial review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. However, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received.      

Please include a resume, cover letter and list of publications with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.


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