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Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology Post-doctoral Fellow

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The Penn State University Northeast Center of Excellence for Pavement Technology (NECEPT) is seeking a Post-doctoral Fellow, for a full-time position, to assist with supervising pavement materials related research projects. NECEPT is a center under the Larson Transportation Institute of the Civil Engineering Department in the Penn State College of Engineering. NECEPT conducts pavement materials research, as well as the technician certification programs and related training courses for Pennsylvania Department of Transportation, in the areas of asphalt and concrete pavements as well as aggregates.   

The Post-doctoral candidate must have PhD in Civil Engineering, with focus on asphalt pavement materials research, and must have demonstrated sufficient knowledge and experience with performance testing, sustainability, and recycling through well-established journal publications. The candidate must have a strong knowledge of asphalt mixtures, asphalt binders, and characterization techniques and testing of pavement materials. Excellent verbal and written communication as well as excellent presentation skills are required.

Responsibilities of the post-doctoral fellow include supervising and mentoring research conducted by graduate students, data analysis, writing technical reports to research project sponsors, developing novel and innovative research papers, developing collaborative research with Penn State faculty, and writing research grant proposals.


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