Washington State University Postdoctoral Research Associate in Pullman, Washington

Position Details

Summary of Duties

Conduct rigorous and original technical research. Publish high quality, peer-reviewed papers. Participate in developing and drafting innovative proposals. Collaborate closely with graduate and undergraduate students in the lab.

Additional Information

The Concrete Material Characterization Laboratory (CMCL) at the Civil & Environmental Engineering directed by Dr. Somayeh Nassiri seeks exceptional candidates for a Postdoctoral Research Associate focusing on concrete materials and concrete pavements. For 2017 and 2018, research heavily focuses on improving the durability and strength of pervious concrete, added strength and flexibility to concrete by the use of recycled materials, durability of highway concrete against deicer chemicals, porosity evaluation via sensing technology, and drying shrinkage. More information available on the lab’s website: https://labs.wsu.edu/cmc/. CMCL is located in the gold LEED certified new PACCAR clean tech building on Washington State University (WSU)’s campus in Pullman, WA. CMCL is a new lab furbished with a full series of mixing, curing, and testing facilities.

View the Benefits Overview for information regarding competitive benefits available.

Position Qualifications

Required Qualifications

PhD at the time of hire in a relevant discipline including but not limited to concrete materials, concrete pavements and other relevant areas of civil or mechanical engineering, demonstrated track record of creative productive research and ability to work in a dynamic and diverse group of graduate and undergraduate students.

Preferred Qualifications

Background in concrete pavement design.

Posting Detail Information

Special Instructions to Applicants

The position start date is flexible and can be filled immediately. The position is a temporary, 12-month, full-time position. Initial appointment is for one year and may be renewed dependent upon satisfactory performance and continued funding.

Applicants must attach the following documents to their online application: 1) Curriculum Vitae 2) a cover letter and 3) contact information for at least three (3) professional references. Application materials should clearly communicate how the applicant meets all required qualifications and additional requirements.

EEO Statement

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Employee Type: Faculty

Working Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate

College/Area: Voiland College of Engineering and Architecture

Department Link: Civil and Environmental Engineering

Position Number: 126386

Hiring Unit: 1590

Work Location: Pullman

Appointment Status: Temporary

Tenure Track: No

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full Time

Position Term in Months: 12

Monthly Salary: Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Type of Recruitment: Open Recruitment

Posting Open Date: 10/11/2017

Screening Begin Date: 10/20/2017

Open Until Filled: Yes

Posting Number: 20152303F

Zip Code: 99164

Anticipated Start Date: 12/01/2017

Background Check: Yes