Postdoctoral Research Associate - Civil and Environmental Engineering
Job posting number: #7085289
Posted: September 14, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionThe vision for the department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is to continue to achieve national and international recognition through innovation in civil and environmental engineering education and research, and through the impact of our research and alumni in three focus areas: advanced infrastructure systems; environmental engineering, sustainability, and science; and mechanics, materials and computing. Our vision includes our department being a collegial, collaborative and welcoming environment in which to learn and work.
We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate for Professor Gregory Lowry’s research team. In this role, you will carry out advanced independent and/or directed research to achieve the objectives of the research project. This position will require an in depth knowledge of a niche field, process, or subject area and may involve organizing and implementing complex research plans, the development of methods of research, testing and data collection, analysis and evaluation, and writing reports which contain descriptive, analytical and evaluative content. The purpose of this role is to acquire the professional skills needed to pursue a career path of his or her choosing.
Core responsibilities include:
Assisting in ensuring project deliverables are achieved
Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies may be required depending on area and specialty
Participating/assisting in manuscript writing for publication in scientific journals and/or presentations
Gathering and analyzing data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data
Conducting research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology of department and university
Other duties as assigned
You should demonstrate:
Strong analytical, problem solving and reasoning skills required
Strong organization and communication skills required
Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Carnegie Mellon University. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.
Doctorate Degree in a related field required