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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University Corpus Christi
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jul 22, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
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Job Title
Postdoctoral Research Associate

Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi

S&E-School Of Engineering & Computing Sciences

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Job Location
Corpus Christi, Texas

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Job Description

  • The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work with Prof. Miguel Cid Montoya on a project on bridge aeroelasticity and wind-resistant design and optimization of structures. In addition, the postdoc scholar will help the Principal Investigator write research proposals and participate in other academic activities when needed.

  • Assist the Principal Investigator in working on a project on bridge aeroelasticity and wind-resistant design and optimization of structures.
  • Design, organize, and conduct research.
  • Propose research ideas.
  • Assist in writing research proposals.
  • Write technical reports and publish findings and papers.
  • Provide assistance with teaching loads when needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Doctoral degree in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, or other related fields with focus on computational fluid dynamics, bridge aeroelasticity, or wind engineering.
  • Strong background in wind engineering.
  • Track record of publications in top journals/conferences in bluff body aerodynamics, aeroelasticity, or wind and bridge engineering.
  • Knowledge of CFD simulations, AI techniques, FE modeling, Python, Matlab, Latex.

  • Experience with CFD simulations including 2D and 3D simulations, with both static and dynamic meshes, URANS and LES, different turbulence models, and using open-source software (OpenFoam, Salome, etc.).
  • Experience in applying AI techniques, from surrogates to deep-learning techniques.
  • Experience in developing and parametrizing FE models of civil engineering structures.
  • Experience in applying optimization algorithms.
  • Experience in working with multiple computer languages, including Python, Matlab, bash, etc.
  • Experience in working in parallel computing environments, i.e. HPC clusters.

  • For full consideration, please submit the following documents to your application:
    • Updated CV with a full list of publications and detailed research experience.
    • One (1) page research statement including future vision.
    • List of references.
  • This position is currently grant funded for two (2) years. Continued employment is contingent upon continued funding.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution's verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution's procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

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