Postdoctoral Research Associate

Updated: 2 months ago
Location: Bryan, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Department

Pavement Materials Chemistry

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

COVID-19 information: TTI monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. To ensure a safe and healthful work environment for all, each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will communicate these procedures at each step of the recruiting process.

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Job Summary:

This is the entry level of professional work in an engineering or scientific discipline. Incumbents perform routine scientific or engineering work, evaluating, selecting and applying standardized scientific or engineering procedures and techniques to assignments with clear, specific objectives. Assignments require investigation of a limited number of variables and few complex features. This position requires extensive laboratory binder and mixture testing, data analysis, report writing, and field traveling around Texas. Continuation in this position is contingent upon availability of funding derived from research program or specific projects.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform laboratory binder rheological and chemical tests, aggregates characterization, mix design and performance tests.

  • Conduct data analysis.

  • Write and prepare reports.

  • Pavement conditioning and performance surveys.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • PhD

  • No prior experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GPC and FTIR testing.

  • Experience with ASTM D8044 Semi-circular bend -Jc test

  • Experience with Artificial neural network

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Pavement Design, Superpave Mixture Design, Asphalt Binder Rheology/Chemistry, and AASHTOWare Pavement ME.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift very heavy materials.

  • Ability to perform common office functions.

  • Ability to frequently communicate with other individuals within the workplace.

  • Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.



Job Title

Postdoctoral Research Associate

Agency

Texas A&M Transportation Institute

Department

Pavement Materials Chemistry

Proposed Minimum Salary

Commensurate

Job Location

Bryan, Texas

Job Type

Staff

Job Description

COVID-19 information: TTI monitors and updates our recruiting, hiring and onboarding processes to align with local, state and federally mandated health guidelines to keep employees, prospective employees, and visitors as safe as possible. To ensure a safe and healthful work environment for all, each department has established both remote and in-person procedures for conducting these processes, which include sanitizing common spaces, a mask policy, and maintaining safe physical distancing to the extent possible. Departments will communicate these procedures at each step of the recruiting process.

*************************************************

Job Summary:

This is the entry level of professional work in an engineering or scientific discipline. Incumbents perform routine scientific or engineering work, evaluating, selecting and applying standardized scientific or engineering procedures and techniques to assignments with clear, specific objectives. Assignments require investigation of a limited number of variables and few complex features. This position requires extensive laboratory binder and mixture testing, data analysis, report writing, and field traveling around Texas. Continuation in this position is contingent upon availability of funding derived from research program or specific projects.

Essential Duties:

  • Perform laboratory binder rheological and chemical tests, aggregates characterization, mix design and performance tests.

  • Conduct data analysis.

  • Write and prepare reports.

  • Pavement conditioning and performance surveys.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Education & Experience:

  • PhD

  • No prior experience required

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with GPC and FTIR testing.

  • Experience with ASTM D8044 Semi-circular bend -Jc test

  • Experience with Artificial neural network

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Pavement Design, Superpave Mixture Design, Asphalt Binder Rheology/Chemistry, and AASHTOWare Pavement ME.

Physical Requirements:

  • Ability to lift very heavy materials.

  • Ability to perform common office functions.

  • Ability to frequently communicate with other individuals within the workplace.

  • Ability to constantly operate a computer and other office productivity machinery.

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


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