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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position at Vanderbilt University. We welcome applications for a post-doctoral position in the Multiscale Computational Mechanics Laboratory (MCML) at Vanderbilt University. MCML is a part of the interdisciplinary Multiscale Modeling and Simulation (MuMS) facility.

Civil and Environmental Engineering

The successful candidate will work on multiscale modeling and simulation of structures operating in extreme and combined environments. A significant emphasis is on coupled modeling at the scale of the structure and the polycrystalline representative volume with a view to predict the failure initiation under complex load paths including load reversals such as fatigue and dwell fatigue. The candidate must have a Ph.D. in Computational Mechanics, Aerospace, Mechanical or Civil Engineering, or a closely related discipline. This work requires expertise on computational homogenization, polycrystal plasticity, and numerical characterization of metal alloys at the scale of the microstructure. Candidates must therefore have a strong background in computational science, mechanics and materials science. Significant experience on programming is required.

The position is for 4 months, with possibility of renewal based on performance and availability of continued funding.

Vanderbilt University became the first educational institution to ever be ranked in Fortune Magazine’s top 100 places to work, and it ranked 12th on The Scientist’s 2010 Best Places to Work in Academia.  U.S. News and World Report ranks Vanderbilt 15th in the top 20 universities in the nation.  The university is located in the beautiful and historic city of Nashville, which offers a full range of cultural amenities, two major professional sports franchises, an abundance of parks and outdoor recreation, a temperate climate, and a low cost of living.  Vanderbilt is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer with a strong commitment to diversity among its faculty, staff, and students.  

The review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Interested candidates should apply by email to Prof. Caglar Oskay (caglar.oskay@vanderbilt.edu) including the following documents in PDF form: (1) A complete and current curriculum vitae; and, (2) A list of 2 references (including name, affiliation, address, e-mail, and phone number).

Professor Caglar Oskay
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Phone: 615-343-0583
2017-07-17 09:35:17

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