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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Model Testing an

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University of Maine
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Orono, ME 04469
Job Description

Statement of the Job:

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center seeks to hire two Postdoctoral Research Associates to coordinate, manage, and conduct offshore analysis and model testing research to support the commissioning and funded projects in the new W2 wind wave basin housed in the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (The Center). Typical hiring range for is $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.

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About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

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  • Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering with focus on Offshore Structures, Naval Architecture, or related Engineering discipline.
  • Experience with analysis of offshore structures.
  • Experience with model testing.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated judgment while working under pressure to meet constant deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


  • Significant experience in some of the following areas preferred: naval architecture, offshore design, structural engineering, hydrodynamics, model testing of offshore structures, floating offshore wind turbine design and modeling, offshore design standards, CAD, and metocean data analysis.
  • High level of proficiency using offshore design software preferred such as ANSYS AQWA, OpenFAST, GHS, ORCAFLEX, Bladed, ANSYS Mechanical, Solidworks, MATLAB, and Mathcad.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Updated Search Timeline:*

Review of applications is ongoing
Interviews to begin no earlier than: August 24, 2020
Tentative start date: October 1, 2020

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: Immediately
Interviews to begin no earlier than: July 20, 2020
Tentative start date: September 1, 2020

Appropriate background checks are required.

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Model Testing and Engineering (id:63846)

Campus: Orono

Department: Advanced Structures and Composites Center – OADCC

Bargaining Unit: UMPSA

Salary Band/Wage Band: N/A

Location: Orono, ME

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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