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Opportunity - Post Doctoral Researcher, Structural Joint Simulations, Metals

SIMCenter, College of Engineering

The Ohio State University

Columbus, Ohio

Position description:

Conducts applied and fundamental research in computational mechanics; Develops and maintains competency in commercial computational packages; Trains students and staff on the appropriate usage of simulation packages; Assists in the development of sponsor reports, research articles, and presentations; Assists in the development of research proposals and problem-solving tasks.

Required Qualifications:

•PhD in Engineering

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The starting date is flexible and could be as soon as now, depending on the candidates expertise.

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Mechanical characterization of soft hydrated materials

By Yuhang Hu, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign



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See the file attached for description.

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PhD Position available


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Applicants should have a strong background in mechanics and good programming skills. A keen interest in  pursuing knowledge on science is essential.


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