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POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering #00089780, 00089781,

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Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering

Application Deadline
Open Until Filled

Full Time/Part Time
Full Time, Benefit Eligible

Job Description

Missouri University of Science and Technology (S&T) is hiring multiple (up to 5) postdoctoral research associates/fellows to support new projects at the interfaces of civil engineering, materials science, chemical engineering, mining engineering, geologic physics and chemistry, and climate science. Distinguished candidates will be considered at higher ranks such as Assistant Research Professor. These postdoctoral-level researchers are anticipated to work in one or more of the following areas, and candidates who are experiences in multiple areas will be given priority.
  • Concrete pavement engineering (focus: repair, new technologies such as self-healing, fatigue tests, and monitoring/sensing technologies);
  • Development and optimization of paste, mortar, and concrete for 3D printing;
  • Design and optimization of reactors and chemical processes in regard to carbon mineralization;
  • Geochemistry and geophysics in regard to carbon sequestration and mineralization;
  • Hydrometallurgy (focus: leaching, separation, and purification of energy-relevant critical minerals);
  • Application of carbon mineralization technologies for cement and concrete innovation; and
  • Modeling and evaluation of complex problems using AI, LCA and TEA.
Responsibilities include:
  • Conducting daily research according to the requirements of assigned projects;
  • Drafting progress reports and reporting to funding agencies;
  • Mentoring graduate students;
  • Drafting journal papers and technical reports;
  • Exploring beyond the scope of the projects to create new ideas; and
  • Managing assigned equipment and materials.
Successfully hired postdoctoral researchers are expected to start before March 1, 2024, and will be mainly working in the Laboratory of Future Cements and Carbon-Negative Initiatives (FuCCI) at Missouri S&T and collaborating with internally and externally collaborative research groups. To apply for these positions, the candidates are required to submit: (1) CV/resume; (2) statement of purpose, including how you fit the positions or why you are interested, and how you plan to work on the areas briefly; and (3) reference letter(s) (optional). Please send any questions related to this opportunity to Dr. Hongyan Ma at .

  • PhD in relevant areas
  • Strong track record of publications in relevant areas;
  • Demonstrated inter-personal skills and ability to work in a dynamic research group (individually and as a team member); and
  • Demonstrated ability of addressing challenges and dealing with pressure, while enjoying the rural Missouri (fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking, hunting, BBQ, etc).
Community Information

University Information
Missouri S&T is one of the nation's leading research universities with over 100-degree programs in 39 disciplines. It was founded in 1870 as one of the first technological institutions west of the Mississippi River. Located about 100 miles west of St. Louis in the multicultural community of Rolla, Missouri S&T is an accessible, safe, and friendly campus surrounded by Ozarks' scenery. Missouri S&T offers undergraduate degrees in engineering, the sciences, liberal arts, humanities, and business, with M.S. and Ph.D. programs available in many of the science and engineering programs. With over 7,000 students and 300 faculty, Missouri S&T is big enough to accommodate a diverse population, yet small enough for individuals to build high visibility and impactful careers.

Established in 2022, The Kummer College serves as a pathbreaking model for social impact, technology transfer, and interdisciplinary collaboration within a future-oriented STEM-focused university. Supported by the Kummer Institute Foundation at Missouri S&T, this unique college integrates key academic, co-curricular, and administrative activities related to technology commercialization, business innovation and entrepreneurship, systems thinking, and economic development. Within The Kummer College lives several departments: Department of Business and Information Technology (BIT), Department of Economics, Department of Engineering Management and Systems Engineering (EMSE), Kummer Student Programs and the Division of Technology Transfer and Economic Development (TTED).

The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education is a catalyst of innovation, creativity, and discovery, where students and faculty work side-by-side to create and share knowledge and understanding. From arts and humanities to the natural and social sciences, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Education has a program for everyone. The College of Arts, Sciences, and Education (CASE) is made up of eleven units including Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, Arts, Languages and Philosophy, Biological Sciences, Chemistry, English and Technical Communication, History and Political Science, Mathematics and Statistics, Physics, Psychological Science, and Education. The college is home to over 90 tenured/tenure-track and 44 non-tenure-track faculty members. CASE offers more than 85 different academic options including certificates, minors, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees.

About Rolla
Rolla, Missouri offers several great advantages that help individuals enjoy a high quality of life. Rolla is an ideal place for families, with its low cost of living, excellent schools, safe neighborhoods, and a range of recreational activities suitable for all ages. The Ozark Scenic Riverways and beautiful landscapes offers abundant opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts of every lifestyle. With a vibrant and diverse cultural scene, Rolla hosts multiple events, concerts, art exhibitions, and theater performances throughout the year. The university’s Leach Theatre showcases nationally renowned performers for campus and community alike. Overall, living in Rolla offers a high quality of life with a supportive community, affordable living, beautiful natural surroundings, and numerous opportunities for personal and professional growth.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is eligible for University benefits. As part of your total compensation, the University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans, retirement, and educational fee discounts for all four UM System campuses. For additional information on University benefits, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at .

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research, and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of Missouri System is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, or protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy applies to all employment decisions including, but not limited to, recruiting, hiring, training, promotions, pay practices, benefits, disciplinary actions and terminations. For more information, visit or call Human Resources at 573-341-4241.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Office of Equity & Title IX at 573-341-7734.

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Job Title POST DOCTORAL FELLOW - Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering #00089780, 00089781, 00089782, 00089783, 00089784

Job ID 50010

Location Rolla

Department Civil, Arch & Environ Eng

Job Family Teaching & Research Faculty

Business Unit Missouri S & T

Posted Date 01/09/2024

Close Date Open Until Filled


Missouri S&T II

Designated as both a land-grant and space-grant institution, Missouri S&T has a rich academic tradition dating back to its founding in 1870 as the Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy. From 1964 to 2007, the institution was named University of Missouri-Rolla, or UMR. The name change in 2008 reflects S&T’s mission as one of the nation’s leading technological research universities.

The university currently enrolls over 7,000 students and is home to more than 350 faculty, many of whom are recognized as among the top performers in their respective fields. Missouri S&T is frequently commended as a leading institution for career placement and return on investment and a top destination for engineering majors. Under the leadership of Chancellor Mohammad Dehghani and Provost Colin Potts, Missouri S&T is pursuing three primary “North Star Goals” in the coming years: growing enrollment, elevating the university’s rank and reputation, and advancing to an R1 Carnegie Classification.

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