The post-doctoral associate employee conducts research or service that provides further development of career skills or allows them opportunities to learn new research techniques. The post-doctoral associate is trained by and works in conjunction with their faculty mentor who determines the training agenda. The appointee may supervise research assistants and laboratory personnel.
Research responsibilities generally involve participation in the design, implementation, and evaluation of a research project. The appointee may participate in preparation and presentation of data to study investigators. The appointee may author, co-author, and otherwise collaborate on reports, conference papers and publications.
The Department of Mechanical Engineering receives and evaluates applications on a continuous basis from applicants for research positions on an as needed basis by the Search Committee in conjunction with various Principal Investigators in the Department who have a demonstrated need. Appointments are temporary in nature and can be part-time or full-time depending on the research contract funding and terms. Renewals are dependent on need, research funding, and performance of individual in position. Salary is set by the individual faculty member choosing to hire a candidate but is within University guidelines. The percentage of time and duration of appointment will determine benefits. Duration of appointment, position title, and salary vary according to funding and qualifications of the candidate.
Required: Earned doctorate in mechanical engineering or closely related field.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.