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Post-Doctoral Fellow

  • Application Deadline
    08 September 2019
    (application date has expired)
  • Contact Name
    Associate Professor Mofreh Saleh

• Full-time at 37.5 hours per week (1.0 FTE)
• 2 Year fixed term opportunity

What You Will Do

We have an exciting opportunity for a postdoctoral fellow to undertake research in the field of transportation engineering. You will have the opportunity to drive research in a broad range of areas, contributing to the on-going research in the pavement design, numerical modelling and material characterisations.
While the primary focus of this position is on research, you will also contribute to teaching of Transportation Engineering courses that support the Master of Civil Engineering.

Who You Are

You will have a PhD in Civil Engineering, ideally with a specialisation in Pavement design and materials or a related discipline, as well as advanced research background in bituminous material characterisation and numerical modelling. You will have significant experience with laboratory preparations, testing and instrumentations of asphalt mixes, bitumen and polymer modified rheology with full understandings of the standard tests protocols. You will have a strong background in fracture mechanics, constitutive models, viscoelastic behaviour of asphalt mixes with experience in finite element (FEM), discrete element modelling (DEM) or Smoothed-particle hydrodynamics, SPH. It is also important to have significant experience with software packages such as ABAQUS, PFC3D and have an ability to write and develop user defined material subroutines to be used with Abaqus or other packages for numerical simulations. Additionally, you will have a strong background in statistical analysis as well as an ability to use Matlab and other programming languages such as C++ and visual basic.

You will have demonstrated experience of excellent research capabilities (design and leadership) required to carry out innovative and insightful research and a publication track record as well as experience with preparation and delivery of quality oral presentations.

Who You Will Work With

The role of the Department of Civil and Natural Resources Engineering (CNRE) is to remain at the forefront of research and technology and preserve our strong international reputation for high quality teaching.

We aim to constantly develop our alumni and industry partnerships, to provide students with the highest level of training, and to expand the scope of our research expertise by attracting and retaining highly-skilled academic and support staff.

For more about the Department, please visit: https://www.canterbury.ac.nz/engineering/schools/cnre/

Why UC

The University of Canterbury is committed to promoting a world-class learning environment through research and teaching excellence, and has a vision statement of "People Prepared to Make a Difference". You will have the opportunity to work alongside members of a diverse academic community and enrich your own professional and personal development.
For information about the range of fantastic benefits that UC offers including flexible work practices, study opportunities and generous superannuation and leave provisions, please visit us: http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/joinus

The closing date for this position is: Sunday, 8th September 2019 (Midnight NZ time)


Applications for this position are submitted online and should include a cover letter (describing background, suitability for the position, your recent and future research projects), a curriculum vitae which includes a list of relevant research publications, and the names and contact details of two referees. Please ensure your application is uploaded as a single pdf file and that the file name is your surname only. We are happy to answer your queries in relation to the application process, please forward these to [email protected]

For further information specifically about the role, please contact Associate Professor Mofreh Saleh, [email protected]

The University of Canterbury is an EEO employer and actively seeks to meet its obligation under the Treaty of Waitangi.

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