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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Structural Acoustics and Vibrations for Composite Timber Structures

Northeastern University
Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not specified
Date posted
Jun 22, 2024

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
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Post-Doctoral Researcher in Structural Acoustics and Vibrations for Composite Timber Structures

About the Opportunity

We are seeking highly motivated postdoctoral researcher to join our multi-institutional research team led by Professor Jerome Hajjar at Northeastern Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. This position is part of a pioneering project funded by the Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E), focusing on developing carbon sequestration techniques using cross-laminated timber (CLT) composite floor systems in bolted steel construction for building structures.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Contribute expertise in acoustics, vibrations, and/or dynamics of mass timber structures to the design and testing of a novel Deconstructable CLT and steel composite floor system.
  • Conduct in-depth analysis of acoustics and vibrations of a CLT and steel composite floor system.
  • Contribute to life cycle assessments of the proposed structural system.
  • Assist in the design and execution of strength testing of the proposed structural system.
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of researchers and industry partners to advance the project goals.

  • PhD in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Architectural Engineering, or a related field, with a focus on structural acoustics and/or vibrations.
  • Demonstrated expertise in sustainable design and life cycle analysis (LCA).
  • Experience in experimental design and testing in structural engineering.
  • Specific experience in mass timber systems, particularly CLT, is highly desirable.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork abilities.

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Additional Information

Northeastern University considers factors such as candidate work experience, education and skills when extending an offer.

Northeastern has a comprehensive benefits package for benefit eligible employees. This includes medical, vision, dental, paid time off, tuition assistance, wellness & life, retirement- as well as commuting & transportation. Visit for more information.

Northeastern University is an equal opportunity employer, seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its forms and strives to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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