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Post Doctoral Scientist
George Washington Universit in Washington, DC
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Date Posted 12/09/2019
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

The physical infrastructure of modern civilization is conceived and realized by civil and environmental engineers, and the George Washington University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) contributes to these advances and improvements in our infrastructure through a wide range of research activities. Please visit for more information.

The post-doctoral scientist will report to Dr. Majid Manzari in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department. He/she will assist primarily with the NSF project, and will be involved in conducting physical and numerical modeling of soil liquefaction. He/she will be responsible for performing a series of cyclic direct simple shear tests under uni-axial and bi-axial shear loading conditions, analyze and interpret data, and present results at meetings/conferences. He/she may also help the supervisor to direct the work of graduate research students. This is a part-time position.

This position is primarily a temporary/training position in which the incumbent plays a substantive role in planning and conducting research by designing and conducting experiments in a controlled laboratory setting. In collaboration with the Principal Investigator, this role will participate in the planning of independent research, will analyze and interpret data, will publish results, will represent the university at conferences and meetings, and may develop new theories and methodologies. This position may also help the Principal Investigator to lead and direct the work of lower level research staff. This role performs work under the supervision of experienced researchers.

Perform other related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in a related discipline. Degree must be conferred by the start date of the position

Additional Required Licenses/Certifications/Posting Specific Minimum Qualifications: Preferred Qualifications:

Qualified candidates will hold a PhD in Geotechnical Engineering or related fields.

Typical Hiring Range $23.38 - $32.71 How is pay for new employees determined at GW?



Campus Location:
Foggy Bottom, Washington, D.C.


School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS)


Research and Labs


Laboratory Research


Individual Contributor


Level 3




Hours Per Week:


Work Schedule:
8:30 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Friday


Position Designation:
Essential: Employees who perform functions that have been deemed essential to maintaining business or academic operations. Employees are generally expected to work from home during an event and may be asked to physically report to work.




Required Background Check
Criminal History Screening, Education/Degree/Certifications Verification, Social Security Number Trace, and Sex Offender Registry Search


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Employer will not sponsor for employment Visa status


Internal Applicants Only?


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If temporary, grant funded or limited term appointment, position funded until:


Background Screening
Successful Completion of a Background Screening will be required as a condition of hire.


EEO Statement:

The university is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer that does not unlawfully discriminate in any of its programs or activities on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or on any other basis prohibited by applicable law.

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