Post-Doctoral Research Scientist
Department of Civil & Environmental Eng. / Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials, University of California-Los Angeles - Los Angeles, CA

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The Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction Materials in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking an outstanding postdoctoral candidate starting March 1, 2013. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting candidates with a Ph.D. in materials science, civil or chemical engineering with expertise in cement-based materials and related fields with a capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a publication record. In collaboration with an industrial partner, the successful candidate will work on evaluating the influence of inorganic admixtures on the moisture-related performance of cementing composites.

For full-consideration, applicants should possess the following qualifications or attributes: (a) A Ph.D. degree from a reputable university in a related thematic area and an interest in pursuing a research career, (b) a fundamental understanding of cement chemistry, chemical thermodynamics and computational methods and (c) an interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative industry-academia research environment. It should be noted that applicants with relevant experience will be given special preference. The successful candidate will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project goals and author innovative publications.

The candidate will also be expected to mentor students, teach courses relevant to their expertise and fulfill project administration functions. The position is programmed for a one-year duration, but could be extended for an additional year by mutual agreement. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide (as PDFs) a detailed resume, a short personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests and contact information for 3 referees in support of your application. Contact: Gaurav N.

Sant Assistant Professor and Rice Endowed Chair in Materials Science Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering University of California, Los Angeles 420 Westwood Plaza, 5731-J Boelter Hall, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA Phone: (310) 206-3084 || Fax: (310) 206-2222 || Email: