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Senior Staff Consultant - Mechanics - Irvine, CA
Engineering Systems, Inc.
Assist in performing analysis, research, and calculations. Prepare reports on regulatory, standards, and investigative related consulting projects. Work under direction of other engineers on the activities of large- and small-scale client projects involving mechanical engineering issues and related technical subjects in support of industrial consulting projects, insurance investigations, litigation analysis and support. Experience with product engineering and component design is a plus.

- Full-time position
- B.S. in Mechanical Engineering required. M.S. or Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering preferred.
- Salary: $110,000-$135,000
- Location: California - Irvine, CA
Tenure-track faculty position in Composites and Advanced Materials
Utah State University
NOTE: Interviews are already under way, but I (Ryan Berke, not on the search committee) would love if the position went to someone with ties to SEM. Our HR department allows us to freely discuss positions with potential candidates up until the moment they apply, after which point they must receive equal communications as all other candidates. Please contact me ASAP for advice on your application if you're interested.


The Mechanical & Aerospace Engineering Department at Utah State University (USU) seeks applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in the area of Composite Materials and Structures. Applicants must have a Ph.D. degree in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering, or closely related fields. The positions is a tenure-track academic year (funded for 9-months) appointment with an anticipated start date of August 2023. By collaborating with other faculty and local industry, the successful candidate will help the department of the newly established Center for the Design and Manufacturing of Advanced Materials.

USU is a Carnegie-rated R1 (highest category for research) institution, and Utah's only land grant and space grant institution. We are home to the Space Dynamics Lab (SDL) which is 1 of only 14 DOD University-Affiliated Research Centers (UARCs) in the country. We are also the nearest PhD-granting institution in any of our Engineering PhD programs (Mechanical, Aerospace, Civil, Environmental, Electrical, Computer, Biological Engineering and Engineering Education) to Idaho National Lab, with whom we share a proud history of collaboration and alumni job placement. We also enjoy close proximity to Hill Air Force Base (with whom we recently signed a strategic partnership agreement) and many other prominent aerospace and defense manufacturing companies.
Postdoc positions at UW-Madison
University of Wisconsin-Madison
There are multiple postdoctoral openings at University of Wisconsin-Madison in:

1. Water wave mechanics and / or fluid mechanics (desired skills: experimental water wave and fluid mechanics, flow diagnostics such as PIV, PLIF)
2. Limnology and / or environmental chemistry (desired skills: analytical chemical analysis)
3. Applied mechanics and / or ice dynamics and / or computational mechanics (desired skills: computational fluid mechanics, computational solid mechanics, mathematical modelling and mechanics)

All positions will likely involve a combination of lab, field, and modelling work. However, there is flexibility to tailor the precise project and research to the competencies and interests of selected applicants, so please do get in touch if you feel you would be qualified and interested. Application consideration will start on June 15 and the desired start date is September 2023, but there is some flexibility.


Nimish Pujara (; Civil and Environmental Engineering)
Tim Bertram (; Chemistry)
Hilary Dugan (; Limnology / Integrative Biology)
Jennifer Franck (; Mechanical Engineering)
Till Wagner (; Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences)
Grace Wilkinson (; Limnology / Integrative Biology)
Luke Zoet (; Geosciences)
Link: None
Fire Science Optical Thermometry and Strain Diagnostics
Sandia National Laboratories
Post-doctoral appointment to work in interdisciplinary fields of doped-ceramics, optical diagnostics, and dynamic testing.
Postdoctoral Researcher
University of Illinois Urbana Champaign
Postdoctoral Research Associate opening:

Self-healing / Force Responsive Polymers
The Sottos research group in the Department of Materials Science and the Beckman Institute has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate in the areas of self-healing and force responsive polymers and will involve extensive characterization with a focus of understanding how different molecular architectures influence mechanical response. The position is for one year, expected to be renewed annually for up to a total duration of three years.  
The research is highly inter-disciplinary, and the candidate should demonstrate the ability to collaborate with other researchers from complementary areas including polymer chemistry, materials science, mechanics of materials and numerical modeling.
Competitive candidates should have knowledge and experience in at least two of the three following areas:
-   Mechanical behavior of polymers (experimental)
-   Digital image correlation (DIC) or photomechanics
-   Polymer characterization
To apply, please send a cover letter that summarizes your experience and goals in this field, a full CV, one representative publication, and the names and email addresses of three recommendation letter writers to
Candidates must have a PhD in engineering (materials science, chemical, mechanical or aerospace) with relevant experience.
Ideal start date is 8/15/2023, but applications will continue to be reviewed until the position is filled. The start date is negotiable.
Link: https:/
Post-doc Fellowship Opportunity at FDA
U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Advancing the Credibility of Medical Device Computational Solid Mechanics Modeling using Full-Field Validation Measurements  

A post-doctoral fellowship opportunity is currently available in the Office of Science and Engineering Laboratories (OSEL), Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH), U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in Silver Spring, Maryland.  Medical device premarket submissions to FDA commonly rely on computational solid mechanics predictions as part of durability and mechanical performance assessment. Unfortunately, direct measurement of local device mechanics has historically been difficult or impossible due to the complex geometry and small spatial scale of medical implants. This project will lead FDA efforts to develop best practices and benchmark datasets for full-field digital image correlation (DIC) measurements that stakeholders can use to support medical device development activities and facilitate model credibility evidence generation for regulatory submissions.  

Desired Qualifications  

Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, biomedical engineering, aerospace engineering, materials science, engineering mechanics, or a related field  

Background in computational and experimental solid mechanics  

Experience designing and performing experiments using full-field measurement  techniques at macro- and microscale  

Experience preparing and documenting technical content for conference  presentations and journal publications  

Familiarity with Python for data and image analysis  

Excellent written and oral communication skills  

Authorization to work in the US  

If interested, send CV or resume to email address provided for Dr. Kenneth Aycock.
Research Scientist - Ceramics and Composites
GE Research
GE Research has a long history of innovating in ceramics for a wide variety of technologies and applications. As a Research Scientist – Ceramics and Composites you will conduct research on developing advanced ceramic materials, including Ceramic Matrix Composites (CMCs), for high-temperature and other extreme environments. The focus will be on material composition, structure, and process development through process-microstructure-property relationships. You will also have opportunities to contribute to research and development in other areas, such as additive ceramics.

Aviation Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.
Research Engineer - Material Mechanics & Durability
GE Research
As a Research Engineer –Material Mechanics / Durability in the Mechanics & Design Organization, you will contribute to the development of state-of-the-art lifing analysis methods (e.g., fatigue, fracture mechanics, creep, etc.), advanced test methods and engineering design tools for a wide variety of applications across the GE Aviation.

Aviation Research will continue to play a vital role in supporting the industry through a historic recovery while shaping the future of flight. We invent the future of flight, lift people up and bring them home safely. Our commitment to lead the industry, to keep safe the flying public and the armed forces, and to lift up one another and our communities, remains our north star. Our purpose is what ties us to one another and gives meaning to our work.
Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer of Mechanical Engineering
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology invites applications for fall 2023 and/or spring 2024 semester Instructor, Lecturer or Senior Lecturer positions. These are part-time, temporary, non-benefited positions and may continue semester-by-semester, dependent upon performance, department need, funding, and student enrollment. 

An earned MS in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field is required; a PhD in Mechanical or Aerospace Engineering or a closely related field is preferred. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, are required. The ideal candidates will have prior teaching experience at the university or college level and engineering experience in industry or government. Expectations will include teaching traditional undergraduate courses in mechanical or aerospace engineering. 

The anticipated start date is August 2023 for the fall semester and January 2024 for the spring semester. The successful applicants are not required to be physically located at the school. This position can be filled remotely with the courses being taught 100% online and asynchronous or on our campus with the courses being taught in either a hybrid or fully in-person delivery mode.
Postdoctoral Researcher in Additive Manufacturing
Baylor University
The Scientific Innovations in Composites and Engineering Materials group (SIC’EM) is looking to hire an individual at the level of Post-Doctoral Researcher to start in June 2023. The position will join the Sic’em group housed within the Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science and located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). This position will support the laboratory by supporting all of our efforts in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology development including the areas of large-scale polymer composite deposition additive manufacturing , AM process modeling and simulation, and nondestructive inspection and testing of AM components. The Postdoc will work closely with other Sic’em researchers investigating similar technologies. This position will integrate into the existing group structure and the successful applicant must be able to adapt their focus based on the changing needs of the research group.

A PhD in mechanical engineering or related field is preferred. 1-3 years of experience (which can include graduate studies) in finite element methods development, composite structural analysis, and/or materials testing is preferred.
NSF Program Director
National Science Foundation
NSF MoMS Program Director Vacancy

Dear Applied Mechanics Peers and Friends,
It is that time again. We are looking for one of you brilliant minds to be the next program director of the Mechanics of Materials and Structures (MoMS) program at the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is a rotator position that could last up to a maximum of four years. The MoMS program is part of the Mechanics and Engineering Materials (MEM) Cluster and is managed by an interdisciplinary team of Program Directors (currently Siddiq Qidwai, Lucy Zhang, Wendy Crone, and Laurel Kuxhaus) who also participate in cross-cutting initiatives within NSF, as well as in interagency working groups. A competitive candidate will have a background or familiarity with a wide range of topics related to the scope of the MoMS program ( Expertise in the mechanics of biological systems is also desirable.

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