The University of Maine's (UMaine) Advanced Structures and Composites Center (ASCC), a world-leading, interdisciplinary center for research, education, and economic development encompassing material sciences, advanced composite manufacturing including large scale 3D printing, and engineering of composites and structures. The Center is housed in a 100,000 ft2 ISO 17025-accredited testing laboratory with more than 200 full and part time personnel. Since its founding in 1996 with support from the National Science Foundation, the Center has financially supported more than 2,600 students, received 35 patents, created 14 spinoff companies through licensing of patents or trade secrets, and received more than 40 national and global awards for research excellence.
This position will work within multiple large federal research programs to ensure the requisite competencies are available to maintain high quality in these programs and advance the state of the industry. These programs are...
The University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center located in Orono, Maine is searching for qualified engineers to work in the area design, testing, and advancement of floating offshore wind and renewable energy technologies. The 9,300 m2, $110 million, ISO 17025-accredited laboratory employs over 240 people with expertise in offshore design, model testing, multi-scale materials and structures design and evaluation, composite materials analysis and manufacturing, finite element analysis and multi-physics modeling techniques. The Harold Alfond W2 Ocean Engineering Laboratory, housed in the center, consists of a deep multi-paddle wave basin with an integrated, rotatable wind tunnel that permits simultaneous application of scaled wind and wave environments for sophisticated floating body model tests. W2 is the only one of its kind in the world equipped with a rotating wind tunnel over a wave basin and also has a movable floating floor and a tow carriage. The facility is...
University of Maine
Advanced Structures and Composites Center, UMaine, Orono, ME
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.
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.