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Postdoctoral Associate

Position Information

Position Information:

Working Title: Postdoctoral Associate
Faculty Rank: Postdoctoral Associate
Posting Number: SR0170383
About Virginia Tech:

Virginia Tech is a public land-grant university, committed to teaching and learning, research, and outreach to the Commonwealth of Virginia, the nation, and the world. Building on its motto of Ut Prosim (that I may serve), Virginia Tech is dedicated to InclusiveVT—serving in the spirit of community, diversity, and excellence. We seek candidates who adopt and practice the Principles of Community, which are fundamental to our on-going efforts to increase access and inclusion, and to create a community that nurtures learning and growth for all of its members. Virginia Tech actively seeks a broad spectrum of candidates to join our community in preparing leaders for the world.

Position Summary:

The Computational Mechanics Laboratory in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics is seeking applications from outstanding candidates for a Postdoctoral Researcher position. The duties involve using commercial either finite element based or meshless methods based software to numerically study deformations, failure and penetration during impact events. The candidate will prepare technical reports detailing the work done, analysis methods, and interpretation of results. Also, they will prepare journal articles suitable for publication in peer-reviewed journals, and present research findings at relevant conferences.

Required Qualifications:

Ph.D. in either Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics or Computational Science and Engineering. Expertise in Computational Solid Mechanics. Experience in high performance computing, developing subroutines for commercial software. Good knowledge of FORTRAN and/or C++. Proven oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
Employment Conditions: Must have a criminal background check
Must have a conviction check: Yes
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How to Apply for this Job:

Applications must be submitted online to www.jobs.vt.edu, posting SR0170383 and include a curriculum vitae, candidate statement and contact information for at least three professional references. Screening will begin on December 1 2017.
Virginia Tech is committed to the principle of diversity and seeks a broad and diverse spectrum of candidates including women, minorities, and people with disabilities. Individual with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application process should notify Ms. Kristie Verniel, kristie@vt.edu.

Employee Category: Research Faculty
Appointment Type: Restricted
If restricted or temporary, enter end date: 01/09/2019
FLSA Status: Exempt: Not eligible for overtime
Tenure Status: Non-Tenure Track
Academic Year or Calendar Year: Calendar Year
Percent Employment: Full-time
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Pay Band
Pay Range: Commensurate with Experience
Department: Dept of Biomedical Engineering and Mechanics
Location: Blacksburg
Location, if not Blacksburg:
Location Zip Code: 24060
Work Schedule: Full time
Job Posting Date: 11/15/0017
Review Begin Date: 12/01/2017
Job Close Date(if applicable):
Restricted to university employees only? No
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Statement:

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, genetic information, or veteran status; or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees, or applicants; or any other basis protected by law.

For inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies, contact the executive director for Equity and Accessibility at 540-231-2010 or Virginia Tech, North End Center, Suite 2300 (0318), 300 Turner St. NW, Blacksburg, VA 24061.

Reasonable Accommodation Statement:

If you are an individual with a disability and desire accommodation please contact the hiring department.

Quick Link: http://listings.jobs.vt.edu/postings/81623

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Required Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/Curriculum Vita
  2. List of References
  3. Candidate Statement
Optional Documents