Research Associate-Fixed Term at Michigan State University in EAST LANSING, Michigan

Posted in Other 5 days ago.

Job Description:

Job no: 746393

Work type: Faculty/Academic Staff

Major Administrative Unit / College: College Of Engineering

Department: Civil And Environmental Engineering 10016148

Sub Area: FAS- Fac./Acad Staff

Salary: Salary Commensurate with Experience

Location: East Lansing

Categories: Engineers/Architects, Research/Scientific, Fixed Term Academic Staff, Full Time (90-100%), Non-Union
Position Summary

A full-time postdoctoral Research Associate position in Pavement Engineering is available in GeoPave group in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Michigan State University. Dr. Kutay, Dr. Cetin, and Dr. Haider have been collaborating on several research projects funded by the Michigan Department of Transportation (MDOT) and the Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT). The successful candidate will work on these projects, which include various asphalt mixture testing (focusing on various spray-on rejuvenators), non-destructive pavement testing (related to longitudinal joint evaluation i.e., as-constructed air voids and densities) as well as pavement structural modeling (to understand the damage caused by vehicles in detours and haul roads).

Dr. Kutay, Dr. Cetin, and Dr. Haider will work closely with the successful candidate in a collaborative lab environment to develop the project and help the trainee achieve their career goals. The appointment will be initially for one year with the possibility of two additional years based on satisfactory performance and continuation of funding.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Degree

Doctorate -Pavement/Geotechnical Engineering

Minimum Requirements
  • Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Civil and Environmental Engineering or a closely related field.

  • Applicants must have experience in asphalt pavement analysis, design, evaluation methods, and asphalt mixture and binder testing, conducting geotechnical tests.

  • Applicants must have strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Applicants are expected to work well in a team setting and be highly self-motivated.

  • Valid Driver license
  • Desired Qualifications

    Research expertise in asphalt mixture testing, pavement structural modeling, and non-destructive testing. Ability to supervise graduate and undergraduate researchers.

    Required Application Materials

    Applicants are required to submit

    • a research statement

    • a CV

    • three references with contact information

    Together-we-will StatementThe university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: Instructions

    For full consideration, applications should be received before December 10, 2021. Applications will be reviewed on a continuing basis thereafter until position is filled."

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    Summary of Physical Demands

    The work includes frequent lifting approximately 40lb buckets of asphalt mixture to prepare asphalt mixture samples as part of the projects. Work may also include lifting and carrying asphalt mixture cores and slabs, no more than 40 lb buckets.


    MSU Statement

    Michigan State University has been advancing the common good with uncommon will for more than 160 years. One of the top research universities in the world, MSU pushes the boundaries of discovery and forges enduring partnerships to solve the most pressing global challenges while providing life-changing opportunities to a diverse and inclusive academic community through more than 200 programs of study in 17 degree-granting colleges.

    Advertised: Nov 19, 2021 Eastern Standard Time

    Applications close: Nov 19, 2023 Eastern Standard Time

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