Research Scientist

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience
May 22, 2023
Oct 05, 2023
Analyst, Research
Full Time
Research ScientistThe George Mason University, College of Science, Center for Collision Safety and Analysis, invites applications for a Research Scientist to perform analyses in the area of transportation safety. The selected candidate will be supervised by Dr. Cing-Dao Kan, Director of the Center for Collision Safety and Analysis.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:The selected candidate will be responsible for conducting sponsored research projects in transportation safety, developing material and computer simulation models, developing vehicle and roadside hardware models, and carrying out simulation analysis for vehicle and highway safety for vehicle applications.Required Qualifications:A Masters or Ph.D. in the area of Mechanical/Civil Engineering or Engineering Physics;Experience in using Finite Element analysis and modeling, specifically using LS-DYNA; andKnowledge on transportation safety and testing standards, specifically as it relates to roadside safety hardware.Preferred Qualifications:Experience generating 2D and 3D drawings using CAD software (e.g., AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, etc.);Experience with finite element pre- and post-processors (e.g., HyperMesh, LS-PrePost, etc.);Familiarity with the latest transportation safety research areas, concepts, practices, procedures, and problem-solving techniques, and also knowledge in the behavior, failure, and numerical models of solids such as metals, soils and concrete;Good verbal and written communication skills, especially with technical reports;Experience working in a collaborative team environment to develop creative solutions to complex challenges as well as have the ability to work independently; andA background in Solid Mechanics.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information. Provide a brief statement (no more than 300 words) detailing how your teaching, service, research, or advising / mentorship has supported the success of students from historically minoritized and marginalized groups. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Mason Science's commitment to access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI).

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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