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PHD or POSTDOC in Computational High-Speed Impact Mechanics, Indusrtry-Funded

PLEASE NOTE: this position is only open to holders of Canadian, US or EU citizenship, or Canadian PR (permanent residence card) holders.

KEYWORDS: HIGH-SPEED IMPACT, COMPUTATIONAL MODELING, ADVANCED COMPOSITE MATERIALS, COMPUTATIONAL DAMAGE MECHANICS

Institution: University of Windsor, Canada ( https://youtu.be/RuAxubYgKcM )

Professor: http://www.uwindsor.ca/engineering/mame/cherniaev

Salary:

PHD STUDENT – combination of Research Assistantship (RA) and Graduate (Teaching) Assistantship (TA). Research Assistantship portion will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience, and will be determined at the time of hiring. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Approximate level of compensation for a PhD-student is CAD $35,000/year (RA), plus (normally provided by the Department, though not guaranteed) ~ CAD $6,000/semester (TA, up to 7 semesters during the program).

POSTDOC – will be commensurate with the successful applicant’s qualifications and experience, and will be determined at the time of hiring. This position is subject to final budgetary approval. Approximate level of compensation for a postdoc is CAD $40,000/year.

Start date: immediately or as soon as possible

Required (mandatory) qualifications (PHD STUDENT):
1. Strong and verifiable experience in FINITE ELEMENT ANALYSIS (FEA);
2. TOEFL ibt > 90 or IELTS Academic 7.0 band or higher (for applicants whose native language is not English);
3. High GPA in the last 2 years of study;
4. Availability of publications in peer-reviewed journals or peer-reviewed conference publications.

Required (mandatory) qualifications (POSTDOC):
1. Strong and verifiable (published journal papers, technical reports, etc.) experience in the field of computational modeling;
2. PhD from a recognized university in the field of aerospace or mechanical engineering, computational impact mechanics;
3. Strong publication record;
4. Fluent in English language.

Preferred (not mandatory) qualifications (POSTDOC and PHD):
1. Experience with LS-DYNA and understanding of explicit time integration-based FEA
2. Understanding of impact mechanics
3. Experience in modeling composite materials and structures
3. Experience in materials characterization and structural testing
4. Experience with meshless methods (SPH and/or SPG)

To be considered, please email the following documents at Aleksandr.Cherniaev <AT> uwindsor.ca:

1. CV (please highlight your computational modeling experience)
3. Copy of TOEFL or IELTS certificate, if available
4. Copies of BSc, MSc and other higher education diplomas

Please note that only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

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