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Post Date: 12/07/2021
Close Date: 01/05/2022
North Dakota State University

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$30,000 - $49,999

Fargo, ND

Job Description:
A Post-Doc position in the fields of structural corrosion, corrosion control and mitigation, and high-performance coatings is immediately available under supervision of both Dr. Zhibin Lin (Department of Civil, Construction, and Environmental Engineering) and Dr. Xiaoning Qi (Department of Coatings and Polymeric Materials), North Dakota State University, Fargo, ND. The selected candidate is expected to be familiar with the development and characterization of structural coatings to promote sustainable metallic structures. The expected research activities include:

Participating in research on the development of high-performance coatings.
Conducting/developing experimental testing on structural corrosion control and mitigation.
Participating/leading research proposal writing and report preparation.
Assisting in supervising M.S. and Ph.D. students

This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension for the following years depends on work performance and available funding. The position is immediately available with a flexible start date.

Screening will begin 1/5/22
1) Cover letter to describe applicant's research experience and interests

2) CV with a list of publications

3) Contact info of two references (name and email)
No Smoking Notice:

As an employer, the State of North Dakota prohibits smoking in all places of state employment in accordance with N.D.C.C. § 23-12-10.

EO/AA Statement:

North Dakota State University is an Equal Opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, gender expression/identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, participation in lawful off-campus activity, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, public assistance status, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, spousal relationship to current employee, or veteran status, as applicable.

Veteran’s Preference Notice:

This position is subject to North Dakota Veteran’s Preference requirements.
We collectively acknowledge that we gather at NDSU, a land grant institution, on the traditional lands of the Oceti Sakowin (Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda) and Anishinaabe Peoples in addition to many diverse Indigenous Peoples still connected to these lands. We honor with gratitude Mother Earth and the Indigenous Peoples who have walked with her throughout generations. We will continue to learn how to live in unity with Mother Earth and build strong, mutually beneficial, trusting relationships with Indigenous Peoples of our region.

Minimum Requirements:
Ph.D. with a background in structural engineering, or similar fields, with focus on structural corrosion.
Ability to work and lead project research activities independently or collectively with other disciplines.
Strong writing and interpersonal skills.
Preferred Requirements:
Strong research background in developing and applying high-performance coatings for structural corrosion mitigation, including knowledge of coating formulation, inclusion of nanomaterials in coatings and microstructural characterization of materials.
Ability to develop ideas and experience of drafting grant proposals.
Experience conducting original research and publishing in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

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