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Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Model Testing and Engineering (id:68549)
University of Maine in Orono, Maine
Date Posted 05/14/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Postdoctoral Research Associate in Offshore Model Testing and Engineering (id:68549)


Advanced Structures and Composites Center - OADCC



Orono, ME

The University of Maine’s Advanced Structures and Composites Center seeks to hire two Postdoctoral Research Associates to coordinate, manage, and conduct offshore analysis and model testing research to support the commissioning and funded projects in the new W2 wind wave basin housed in the Advanced Structures and Composites Center (The Center). Typical hiring range for is $40,000 to $50,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience.  


The majority of funding for the center is through the Department of Defense; applications are expected to be limited to US Persons Only.


Complete Job Description

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,700 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university.  As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.


Further information about UMaine can be found at https://umaine.edu/


The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits  for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.


UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life.  Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live. 


Learn more about what the Bangor region has to offer here .


  • Ph.D. in Ocean Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, and Civil Engineering with focus on Offshore Structures, Naval Architecture, or related Engineering discipline.
  • Experience with analysis of offshore structures.
  • Experience with model testing.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational, written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated judgment while working under pressure to meet constant deadlines.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.


  • Significant experience in some of the following areas preferred: naval architecture, offshore design, structural engineering, hydrodynamics, model testing of offshore structures, floating offshore wind turbine design and modeling, offshore design standards, CAD, and metocean data analysis.
  • High level of proficiency using offshore design software preferred such as ANSYS AQWA, OpenFAST, GHS, ORCAFLEX, Bladed, ANSYS Mechanical, Solidworks, MATLAB, and Mathcad.

Materials must be submitted via "Apply For Position" below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:


1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references


You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.


Search Timeline is as follows:
Review of applications to begin: June 1, 2021 and will continue until position is filled. 


For questions about the search, please contact Kimberly Scribner, Workforce Coordinator – Kimberly.scribner@maine.edu .


Appropriate background checks are required.


The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME  04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Fiscal Year (12 Months)

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