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1- Position (2948351): Design of Advanced Adhesive Materials


Description & Details:

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at North Dakota State University is seeking candidates for a Post-Doctoral appointment working in the area of mechanical testing, materials characterization, and design of advanced adhesive materials and systems. The candidates should have adequate knowledge of metals, polymers, materials characterization, mechanical testing, finite element analysis, and engineering design. This position requires extensive knowledge in the field of material testing under various conditions, finite element analysis, constitutive characterization, and modeling of polymer-based materials. Experience in the area of adhesives and related characterization will be a plus.

Prior knowledge and experience with architected materials, 4D materials, and responsive materials would also be an asset for this position.  Other responsibilities for both positions will include documentation of research findings, meeting with other research staff, working with graduate students, collaboration on and presentation of scientific papers, grant and proposal writing, and industrial outreach. These positions require a high level of understanding of materials science, physics, and mechanics of materials. We seek candidates who can contribute to that goal and encourage you to apply and to identify your strengths in this area. The successful candidates will work closely with Dr. Fardad Azarmi from the Mechanical Engineering Department and Dr. Andrew Croll from the Department of Physics at NDSU.  

Work Schedule:

Full-time, 40hrs/wk, 12 month contract.

Advertised Salary:

Up to $48,000 based on experience and qualifications.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • PhD in the field of Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or closely related fields.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Expertise in experimental techniques in mechanical engineering research.

  • Knowledge of polymers, metals, and composite materials.

  • Prior experience in the area of adhesive materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of finite element analysis.

  • Prior experience working in interdisciplinary teams.

  • Adequate knowledge in adhesives. 

Applicant Materials Required:

  • Cover Letter

  • Curriculum Vitae including names and contact information of three references.

  • Research Statement (two pages)

  • Screening will begin 6/13/23


  • Undergraduate Research Assistant

Part time position up to 10 hours per week for the mechanical Engineering students at Junior and Senior level.


A minimum GPA of 3.3 and above.

How to Apply:

Send resume to: (via E-mail) 

  • Graduate Research Assistant (Full Research Scholarship)

Available at the Master's and Ph.D level for qualified Students.



- Bachelor's or Master's degree in Mechanical Engineering or Materials Science Engineering.

- Strong Mathematical Background.

- Minimum GPA of 3.3 for Mater's and 3.5 for Ph.D applicants.

How to Apply:

Send resume and a one page Research Interest to: (via E-mail)

 ** Important Note: Students holding national or international academic scholarships are encouraged to apply for Masters and Ph.D positions. They will be paid an extra $8,000 per year in addition to their scholarship funding.




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