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Senior Research Scientist

Apply now Job no: 501027
Work type: Part-Time
Location: Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement
Categories: Drexel University, College of Engineering

Job Summary

Drexel University's Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering invites applications for a Senior Research Scientist in dynamics with proven experience in data collection to support Drexel researchers involved in development of novel NDE and SHM tools for infrastructure condition assessment in Philadelphia, PA.

The research group of Dr. Bartoli at Drexel University is interested in extending the life cycle of structural systems and in assessing the condition of other infrastructure such as buried utilities. The lab is situated in the Department of Civil, Architectural, and Environmental Engineering and supervised by Dr. Ivan Bartoli.

Essential Functions

  • Supporting the development and tailoring of data acquisition systems for field data collection, with a focus on dynamic measurements in the low to high frequency range.
  • Coding and hardware assembly.
  • Data collection with wired and wireless sensing systems.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or Doctorate in civil engineering, data science, or another related field.
  • 10 years’ relevant experience, working in a university or laboratory research setting.
  • Comfortable managing big data sets.
  • Excellent organizational, writing, and oral communication skills. Proven ability to be self-directed and independently manage time, budgets, and expectations.
  • Experience with field testing of infrastructures.
  • Experience using Labview, deploying a variety of sensors.
  • Advanced computer programming skills in languages such as Python and Matlab.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Strong interest in structural engineering, sensing, field testing and related fields.
  • Machine learning skills a plus.

Physical Demands

  • Typically sitting at a desk/table


Hybrid/Flexible Work Arrangement

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Review of applicants will begin once a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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