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Research Fellows in Structural Engineering and Digital Infrastructures

Editor: 熊思尘 Date: 2021-01-11 Hits: 0

Job Summary

Two Research Fellow positions are available in Structures and Information Technology of Infrastructure at the Department of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University. As a research fellow, this is a good opportunity to be part of an exciting project whose aim is to improve the sustainability and efficiency of infrastructures in their whole life-cycle (e.g. design, construction, servicing, and maintenance) via improved or cutting-edge technologies. The position requires training and expertise in structural engineering and/or information technology. The major research interests of the group include but not limited to:

·         Layout/Topology/Geometric optimization for structure design.

·         Fundamental theories and applications of monitoring techniques/novel sensing technologies, maintenance, and strengthening/repair in infrastructure.

·         Fundamental theories and design of cold-formed steel, high-performance steel/ composite structures, modular buildings, structural performance subjected to extreme loading events (e.g. fires or earthquakes)

·         Automation in construction, e.g. robots in construction, big data analysis, data-driven design, steel/concrete or composite additive manufacturing (3D printing)

Duties and responsibilities

·         Your primary role will be to pursue research in one of the above-listed areas to conduct experimental and theoretical research and produce high-quality research outputs.

·         Working closely with collaborators at the group in Zhejiang University, academic collaborators in the University of Hong Kong, Imperial College London, University of Bath, Sheffield, and industry partners.

·         Apart from highly competitive publications, you will also be able to apply for research funding from various sources. We will provide full support to further your research or industry career.

Essential requirements

·         A Ph.D. in Engineering or a related subject such as Civil Engineering, Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, Mathematics or Physics

·         Experience in one of the above-listed areas

·         Good programming skills (C++ or C# or Python or Matlab…), familiar with FE analysis software, experimental techniques

Further Information

·         The group is internationally excellent and we are committed to equality of opportunity, eliminating discrimination, and creating an inclusive working environment.

·         The job will be full-time, we offer 2-4 years fixed contract with an annual salary up to RMB350, 000 yuan (around 50,000 USD). There will be university accommodation and financial support for attending conferences and there will be an extra reward for research output.

·         Post-doctoral research fellows who have been in the position for 3 years or above have the opportunity to apply for full faculty positions.

Zhejiang University is one of China’s oldest and very top higher education institutions, and it is a research-intensive university. Located in Hangzhou – one of China’s most innovative and beautiful cities – the University is organized across 7 faculties and 36 schools. It is home to 3,611 full-time faculty members and 53,673 students. Over 53% of the students are research-based.

Zhejiang University currently ranks among the top 3 on the Chinese mainland and is a top 60 institution in QS World University Rankings. 18 disciplines of Zhejiang University have been selected for China’s “Double First-class” Initiative (3rd in China) and 39 disciplines graded A in the recent national assessment, which ranked number 1 in China).

Application Procedures

Please submit your CV (including your academic experience, 2 referees’ information, and publication list) to Professor Jun Ye at jun_ye@zju.edu.cn, with the subject of “Name+application for research fellow”.