Post Doctoral Researcher, Civil & Environmental Engineer

at University of Delaware in Newark, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Post Doctoral Researcher, Civil & Environmental Engineer

Job no: 498618

College / VP Area:College of Engineering

Work type: Staff

Location: Newark

Categories: Research & Laboratory, Full Time

Responsibilities:Tatar Research Group in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Delaware is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with an expected start date of June 1, 2022. The research includes structural testing of reinforced concrete members strengthened with externally bonded FRP composites. The position is for 1 year and includes benefits ( and a competitive salary.

Qualifications: The candidate will have a PhD in Civil Engineering with a concentration in Structural Engineering. The candidate must have: 1) significant experience in structural testing of reinforced concrete members; 2) experience with sensor (LVDT, strain gauge) wiring, digital image correlation, and data acquisition; 3) a solid understanding of reinforced concrete mechanics and be familiar with strengthening of concrete structures with externally bonded fiber-reinforced polymer (FRP) composites; and 4) demonstrated ability to disseminate results via peer-reviewed publications and presentations. Additional desirable skills include experience with mentoring of junior researchers, and grant proposal writing.

About UD: The University of Delaware provides an outstanding research base for interdisciplinary research. Within the Department, research programs exist in structural, environmental, coastal, transportation, civil infrastructure, railway, and construction engineering, with a strong focus on sustainability in the built and natural environments. The Delaware Center for Transportation, University of Delaware Center for Composite Materials, and the Center for Innovative Bridge Engineering are catalysts for interdisciplinary research in the area of infrastructure. The state-of-the-art 194,000-square-foot Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering Laboratory ( provides a focal point for research and teaching on campus.

The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has 31 faculty members, approximately 400 undergraduate students, and 120 graduate students. The Department has state-of-the-art facilities and instruments for laboratory and field experiments and computing.

One of the oldest institutions of higher education the United States, the University of Delaware ( today combines tradition and innovation, offering students a rich heritage along with the latest in instructional and research technology. The University of Delaware is a Land Grant, Sea Grant, Urban Grant and Space Grant institution with its main campus in Newark, DE, located halfway between Washington, DC and New York City. As a recipient of a NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation award, the University of Delaware has a service to assist dual-career couples and supports work-life balance through family-friendly policies.

Applicants should include a cover letter, CV including list of publications, and the names and contact information of three references.

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Job Posting: JC208883320

Posted On: Apr 01, 2022

Updated On: Nov 15, 2023

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