M.Sc. And Ph.D. Positions In Resilient Structural Systems: 

Starting Date: Fall 2023/Winter 2024

We are currently seeking highly motivated M.Sc. and Ph.D. students to join our research group. Our projects focus on resilient structural systems, specifically hybrid timber-steel and timber-concrete structures.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • M.Sc. applicants should have a B.Sc. in civil engineering. Ph.D. applicants should possess a graduate degree (M.Sc. or M.Eng.) in structural or earthquake engineering. Graduate students working towards finishing their degree will also be considered. 
  • A strong background in structural resiliency, seismic design, and computational mechanics is required. Previous work experience as a structural engineer is considered a strong asset. 
  • Proved expertise in OpenSees or OpenSeesPy is a bonus. Familiarity with other research and commercial structural analysis software such as PERFORM 3D, Sap2000, Abaqus, or Ansys is also considered a strong asset.
  • Strong scripting and programming skills, mainly demonstrated expertise in using Python, and a willingness to learn new skills such as machine learning techniques and algorithms are considered strong assets. 
  • Experience in developing experimental setups and conducting physical tests is beneficial.
  • Ability to independently manage time to meet project deadlines, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work collaboratively with team members are required. 
  • Excellent English written and oral communication skills are necessary. 

To apply, please submit your CV, transcripts, representative publications (if available), and a brief cover letter addressed to Dr. Hossein Daneshvar. In the cover letter, please elaborate on how your experience, skill set, and interests align with our research area. 

For M.Sc apply through: https://forms.gle/tSp94RCcx3LLxNRY8

For Ph.D apply through: https://forms.gle/7J53Ev4sUNAbRYfD9

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