Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

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Position ID:Duke-MEMS-VSJD [#18581]
Position Title: Visiting Scholar
Position Location:Durham, North Carolina 27701, United States [map]
Subject Area: Engineering / Engineering
Appl Deadline:2021/05/21 11:59PMhelp popup finished (2021/05/06, finished 2021/05/19, listed until 2021/11/06)
Position Description:    

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Occupational Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science seeks to bring in a visiting research scholar. Our main areas of research include: Aerodynamics and Aeroelasticity, Autonomous Systems, Biomechanics and Biomaterials, Computation and Artificial Intelligence, Energy Systems and Materials, and Soft Matter and Nanoscale Materials. Applications must be submitted electronically though Academic Jobs Online and include: Cover Letter listing the area of research and faculty member whose lab you are interesting in visiting, a Curriculum Vitae and Publication List. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until all positions are filled.

Work Performed

The visiting scholar is expected to perform research in computational mechanics, with an emphasis on regularized models of fracture mechanics and dynamics. The scholar will help develop a new theory for crack nucleation and growth under a range of mechanical loadings, develop code to probe the theory in model-based simulations, and document the results in the form of reports and journal submissions. The scholar will also help oversee graduate students and postdoctoral fellows contributing to similar projects. Required Qualifications at this Level

A PhD in engineering, computer science, or applied math is required.

Candidates should have experience working with fracture mechanics theory and high-order finite element methods.

Candidates are expected to be familiar with C++ or another object-oriented software language.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Duke University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employment opportunity without regard to an individual's age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Duke aspires to create a community built on collaboration, innovation, creativity, and belonging. Our collective success depends on the robust exchange of ideas-an exchange that is best when the rich diversity of our perspectives, backgrounds, and experiences flourishes. To achieve this exchange, it is essential that all members of the community feel secure and welcome, that the contributions of all individuals are respected, and that all voices are heard. All members of our community have a responsibility to uphold these values.

Application Materials Required:
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Further Info:
Duke University
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
Box 90300
Durham, NC 27708

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