The MEL is looking for a post-doctoral researcher

The Mechanics and Energy Laboratory (MEL) of the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department within the McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science at Northwestern University, directed by Prof. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria, is looking to hire a post-doctoral researcher. The selected post-doctoral researcher will develop a project on the multiphysical behavior of geomaterials subjected to electrical current flows through experimental investigations and theoretical analyses. This full-time position is for a duration of 1 year, starting on April 1st 2020, with the possibility of a contract extension.

To be considered for this position, a Ph.D. or equivalent degree in mechanics, materials science, civil or environmental engineering, chemistry, physics or other related fields is required. An expertise and interest in multiphysical experimental testing are required. Independent research skills, teamworking attitude, commitment, and excellent communication skills are desired for this position.

Please contact Prof. Alessandro F. Rotta Loria ( for more information on this current opening. Candidates should apply by submitting a single PDF including: (i) a 1-page cover letter, (ii) a curriculum vitae with a publication list, (iii) contact information of two references, and (iv) two representative publications.

Applications for this position will be accepted until March 1st, 2020.

Further details on eligibility guidelines, application instructions, conditions and expectations are reported below.

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