Post Doctoral Research Fellow

North Dakota State University   Fargo, ND   Full-time     Research
Posted on July 3, 2024
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Description & Details:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at North Dakota State University is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral appointment working in the area of mechanical testing, materials characterization, and design of advanced adhesive materials and systems. The candidates should have adequate knowledge of metals, polymers, materials characterization, mechanical testing, finite element analysis, and engineering design. This position requires extensive knowledge in the field of material testing under various conditions, finite element analysis, constitutive characterization, and modeling of polymer-based materials. Experience in the area of adhesives and related characterization will be a plus.

Prior knowledge and experience with architected materials, 4D materials, and responsive materials would also be an asset for this position. Other responsibilities for both positions will include documentation of research findings, meeting with other research staff, working with graduate students, collaboration on and presentation of scientific papers, grant and proposal writing, and industrial outreach. These positions require a high level of understanding of materials science, physics, and mechanics of materials. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area. The successful candidates will work closely with Dr. Fardad Azarmi from the Mechanical Engineering Department and Dr. Andrew Croll from the Department of Physics at NDSU.

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 40hrs/wk, 12 month contract.

Advertised Salary:

Up to $48,000 based on experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

PhD in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or closely related fields.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Expertise in experimental techniques in mechanical engineering research.

Knowledge of polymers, metals, and composite materials.

Prior experience in the area of adhesive materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of finite element analysis.

Prior experience working in interdisciplinary teams.

Adequate knowledge in adhesives.

Applicant Materials Required:

Cover Letter

Curriculum Vitae including names and contact information of three references.

Research Statement (two pages)

Screening will begin 4/4/24


NDSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes single or family health insurance coverage with premiums paid for by the university - with an effective date for new employees the first of the month following date of hire. Other benefits include: wellness benefits, basic life insurance, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual leave, EAP, sick leave and holiday pay. Optional benefits include: supplemental life, dental, vision, long-term care insurance, flexible spending account, and supplemental retirement plans.

About Us:

North Dakota State University is distinctive as a student focused, land-grant, research university. We educate leaders who solve national and global challenges by providing affordable access to an excellent education that combines teaching and research in a rich learning environment.

NDSU is in the highest Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education, R1, granted to the top research institutions in the country.

NDSU has offices across the state of North Dakota, and the main campus is in Fargo, on the Minnesota border. Along with Moorhead, Minnesota, Fargo forms one of the largest metropolitan centers between Minneapolis and Seattle. The community is consistently ranked as one of the best places to live.

No Smoking Notice :

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Diversity Statement:

NDSU strives to be a community of belonging, recognizing unique differences as strengths of our university. We seek to recruit and retain a diverse workforce that supports a community in which diverse populations and perspectives will know and learn from one another. NDSU values candidates who are committed to our core values of respect, inclusivity, community, creativity, excellence, impact, innovation, integrity, resilience, responsiveness, and transformation. Successful candidates will be committed to and help advance our strategic goal to create and maintain an open and respectful environment to promote inclusivity and diversity as a cornerstone of education, research, and outreach.

Veteran's Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran's Preference requirements.

Reasonable Accommodation Information

North Dakota State University is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, please contact Human Resources at 701-231-8961 or .

Land Acknowledgement

We collectively acknowledge that NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region. (see ).