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Post Doctoral Research Associate

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California
Up to $67,080
Closing date
Apr 8, 2023

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Construction Engineering, Structural Engineering, Other
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The University of Southern California, one of the nation's top universities, invites applications for a full- time, post-doctoral research associate in the Civil and Environmental Engineering department within the USC Viterbi School of Engineering.  Candidates will conduct research focused on testing of construction materials and structures. The ideal candidate will have an extensive background in experimental methods in construction materials and structural engineering. Examples include testing of 3D printed structures, FRP strengthened structures, fresh concrete and hardened concrete, and fiber-reinforced concretes, among others. The candidate should hold a doctoral degree in civil engineering or related fields. Publications in respected journals and a good understanding of testing standards and design guidelines/standards are preferred qualifications. Although not being required, a professional engineering license will be beneficial. The candidates are expected to heavily support the operation of Structures and Materials Research Laboratory as a ISO/IEC 17025:2017 accredited testing laboratory providing testing services to the industry. The responsibilities include operating test equipment, performing equipment and sensor calibration, proficiency testing, inventory management, record keeping, coordinating meetings, and preparing for and participating in laboratory audits by the accreditation agency.


Applications should include a cover letter and curriculum vitae, a one-page research statement and the names of three references. Applicants are encouraged to include a succinct statement on fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion.  The USC Viterbi School of Engineering is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and welcomes applications from women, underrepresented groups, veterans, and individuals with disabilities.  Applications will be considered starting immediately until the positions are filled.


USC is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law or USC policy. USC will consider for employment all qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring ordinance.


Required Documents:  Resume/CV, cover letter, research statement (1-page), names of three references.





The University of Southern California is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer, proudly pluralistic and firmly committed to providing education and employment opportunities to outstanding, qualified individuals with diverse backgrounds and experience. The university strives to maintain a welcoming community in which all its members may live, work and learn in peace and dignity, be proud of who they are, and have equal opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals and members of society. To this end, the university places great emphasis on those values and virtues that bind us together as human beings and members of the Trojan Family. The university enthusiastically supports the principles of affirmative action and equal opportunity in their entirety, and expects that every person associated with the university will give continuing support to their implementation.

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