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Post-Doctoral Researcher - Mechanical Engineering

Colorado School of Mines
Colorado, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Posted Date
Dec 16, 2021

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Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering, Other Science & Technology
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Full Time
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The Opportunity The Continuous Casting Center, directed by Professor Brian G. Thomas, is seeking a Post-Doctoral Researcher to conduct research on the continuous casting of steel. Visa sponsorship is available for this position. Responsibilities
  • Conduct research on the continuous casting of steel that is of practical interest to industry, by combining computational modeling with validation data from plant experiments provided by interested steel companies
  • Prepare and submit journal publications on this research, under the direction of Professor Thomas
  • Provide leadership and mentoring of other researchers (graduate, undergraduate students, and visitors) in the CCC in the candidates areas of expertise
  • Prepare and make presentations to industry on this research
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Qualifications
  • PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Metallurgical engineering, or a similar engineering field
  • Proven knowledge of computational modeling software involving heat transfer, computational fluid dynamics and/or stress analysis, such as Ansys Fluent and / or Abaqus, and experience in applying computational modeling to real world problems
  • Previous experience conducting research involving process modeling and a proven publication record in relevant peer-reviewed journals
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge and experience in computer programming (eg Fortran, Matlab, C, python, etc)
  • Knowledge of computational methods such as finite-difference and/or finite element methods
  • Experience with constructing or running laboratory water model experiments, as the lab features a 1/3 scale water model of the continuous casting process
  • Other relevant experience such as expertise and experience in metallographic analysis, and / or commercial plant measurements
About Mines & Golden, CO Mines is consistently" href="" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer">ranked among the top engineering colleges in the United States and ranks number one as the best public school in the state for best value colleges. Mines is located in the heart of Golden, Colorado, a western suburb of Denver.  The campus location offers a small-town ambiance with close proximity to all that the Denver metropolitan area has to offer with an abundance of cultural events, museums, theaters and sporting venues. An arid climate with an average 300 days of sunshine per year and the beautiful nearby mountains make the area an ideal place to live, work and play. We seek individuals who value a diverse and inclusive community – offering different perspectives, experiences, and cultures that enrich the educational and work experience. Equal Opportunity

Colorado School of Mines is committed to equal opportunity for all persons.  Mines does not discriminate on the basis of age, sex, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), ancestry, creed, marital status, race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, veteran status or current military service. Further, Mines does not retaliate against community members for filing complaints regarding or implicating any of these protected statuses.

Mines’ commitment to nondiscrimination, affirmative action, equal opportunity and equal access is reflected in the administration of its policies, procedures, programs and activities and in its efforts to achieve a diverse student body and workforce.

Through its policies, procedures and resources, Mines complies with federal law, Colorado state law, administrative regulations, executive orders and other legal requirements to prevent discrimination (including harassment or retaliation) within the Mines campus community and to address potential allegations of inequity or concerns for safety.

Pay Range

Mines is offering an annual salary of $50,000-$63,000 for this position.

Mines takes into consideration a combination of candidate’s education, training and experience as well as the position’s scope and complexity, the discretion and latitude required in the role, work location, and external market and internal value when determining a salary level for potential new employees.

Total Rewards Mines is proud to provide exceptional benefits that include pay, health & wellness and work/life balance offerings.  Our portfolio of benefits includes medical, dental, vision, disability insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and retirement savings plans. Additionally, Mines employees are eligible for tuition benefits (for employees and dependents), generous paid holidays and leaves and discount programs.  Additionally, Mines’ leadership and innovation brings proximity and access to several research centers, consortia, agencies, labs and leading edge technology.  For more information, visit Mines benefits. How to Apply

Applicants will be asked to complete an online application (personal information, demographic information, references, veterans status) and upload a CV, 1-2 example publications, a list of 3 references, and a non-official copy of their transcripts, showing courses taken and grades, in both their undergraduate and graduate degrees (required). References will not be contacted until later in the selection process and you will be informed before that contact is made.

This position will remain open until filled.

Background Investigation Required Yes COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Effective December 18, 2021, this position will require documented proof of full COVID-19 vaccination. New employees will be required to provide attestation to their status with proof of vaccination upon hire.
Religious and medical exemptions and reasonable accommodation shall be addressed as required by law pursuant to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s vaccination guidance.
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