Postdoctoral Research Fellow

Location
Fairfax, VA
Salary
Commensurate with education and experience.
Posted
Nov 30, 2021
Closes
Mar 29, 2022
Ref
FAC8547
Function
Analyst, Research
Industry
Education
Hours
Full Time
Postdoctoral Research Fellow The George Mason University, College of Science, Center for Collision Safety and Analysis invites applications for a Postdoctoral Research Fellow to perform analyses in the area of transportation safety. The selected candidate will be supervised by Dr. Dhafer Marzougui, Research Director of the Center for Collision Safety and Analysis. The initial appointment will be for one year, and is subject to annual renewal based on performance and the availability of funding. 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. 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 Ph.D. in the area of Mechanical/Civil Engineering or Engineering Physics;Experience in using Finite Element analysis and modeling, specifically using LS-DYNA;Experience with finite element pre- and post-processors (e.g., HyperMesh, LS-PrePost, etc.);Experience generating 2D and 3D drawings using CAD software (e.g., AutoCAD, SOLIDWORKS, etc.);Knowledge on transportation safety and testing standards, specifically as it relates to roadside safety hardware;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; andExperience in working in a collaborative team environment to develop creative solutions to complex challenges as well as have the ability to work independently.Preferred Qualifications: Experience in Finite Element Crash Simulation; and A background in Solid Mechanics.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"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 jobs.gmu.edu/! George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

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