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Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunity

Fatigue Behaviour of Steel Connections in Potash Mine Service Shafts                                                                                                          

The Structures and Materials Group in the Department of Civil and Geological Engineering is conducting a research project investigating the fatigue behaviour of connections for the steelwork used in a potash mine service shaft under simulated slam forces from payload skips.  The project is expected to include fatigue testing and analysis of full-scale sub-assemblies of shaft steelwork using state-of-the-art equipment, including a digital image correlation system capable of measuring the entire displacement and strain field of the sub-assemblies.  We are seeking a qualified postdoctoral fellow to take the lead in planning and overseeing this project.

The ideal candidate will possess a Ph.D. in Structural Engineering, and experience with conducting physical tests of structural elements in a well-equipped laboratory setting using modern sensors and data acquisition systems.  Prior experience with fatigue testing and a background related to fatigue theory and analysis are highly desirable, as is experience with finite element modelling of fatigue behaviour.

Start date:  The position is open immediately.  A start date as soon as possible is preferred.

Salary:  $42,000 per year (minimum)

Duration:  One year, with potential for extension.

How to Apply:  Interested candidates should submit their application to the address below, including the following materials: a current curriculum vitae, an explanation of their research interests and how their background and experience match the qualifications described, academic transcript, abstract of their doctoral dissertation, copies of (or links to) recent publications, and names and contact information of three references.  Electronic submission of applications is preferred.

Dr. Leon Wegner, P.Eng.
Department of Civil, Geological, and Environmental Engineering
University of Saskatchewan
57 Campus Drive
Saskatoon, SK  S7N 5A9
leon.wegner@usask.ca
Tel: (306) 966-5349
Fax: (306) 966-5427

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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