A postdoctoral appointment is available for a project with Dr. Piervincenzo Rizzo as Principal Investigator at the University of Pittsburgh Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. We seek a highly motivated candidate for a unique opportunity to conduct a sponsored research on a nondestructive evaluation method applied to the measurement of intraocular pressure.
The successful applicant will possess a PhD in civil, mechanical, aeronautical, electrical, or biomedical engineering, have an excellent academic record, and work well in a collaborative research environment. We are looking for applicants with experience in nonlinear wave propagation, finite element modeling (using Matlab and/or ANSYS), and LabView. The ideal candidate shall also possess a consolidated experience with designing, conducting and analyzing experiments.
Fluency in English (written and oral) is required. Excellent scientific writing skills, the ability to organize data and clearly disseminate findings and scientific concepts are essential.
The initial appointment will be for one year with the possibility for extension. The start date is January 1 st , 2021. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Your application should include:
- Cover letter (be sure to address your fit for the position)
- Curriculum Vitae
- 1-page statement of your career goals and how this postdoc experience will help you achieve your goals
- Contact information for three references.
For further information or questions about this position you may contact Dr. Rizzo at email@example.com .
Please refer to job description. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Fulltime-Regular
Required Attachments: Curriculum Vitae
Optional Attachments: Other (see posting for additional details)
Internal Number: 20005185
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