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Postdoctoral research associate position in Mechanics of Materials at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

A postdoctoral research associate position is available starting immediately in the area of modeling material behavior with emphasis on constitutive modeling, homogenization, energetic materials. Candidates with expertise in multiscale techniques are particularly encouraged to apply. The hire will interact closely with a group of investigators from multiple universities. The qualified candidate will have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science. The duration of the appointment is 12 - 14 months.

COVID-19 Pandemic Protocols: Rensselaer requires all faculty and staff to be vaccinated (and boosted when eligible) against COVID-19. Requests for exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be evaluated on a case by case basis.

We welcome candidates who will bring diverse cultural, ethnic, national and international perspectives to Rensselaer’s work and campus communities.  Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity, Race/Gender/Veterans/Disability Employer.

Contact: Prof. Catalin Picu, Department of Mechanical, Aerospace and Nuclear Engineering, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY 12180. Tel: (518) 276-2195, e-mail: 

Please send your Resume, a statement of prior research activities outlining the computational tools and methods you are familiar with, a brief description of problems you studied, a list of publications and names of two references.

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