Positions Available


Postdoctoral Research Associate The CRL has an opening for a postdoctoral research associate to work on computational modeling of fracture in lightweight metals.

The successful candidate will work with Professors Vikas Srivastava and Allan Bower, as well as colleagues at GM, to develop a microstructure-based modeling framework that can predict material damage and fracture in advanced high strength steels of relevance to GM, and implement the new method into a stand-alone tool that will enable GM to develop advanced steel material models for CAE simulations.

The appointment is initially for one year and may be renewed subject to continued availability of funding and satisfactory performance. Brown University follows the NIH salary scale for postdoctoral research associate appointments. You can find some information about living in Providence here >

Necessary qualifications:

  1. A recent (preferably within the past two years) PhD in solid mechanics or materials
  2. Prior experience in continuum scale modeling, preferably of metallic materials, including experience with FEA development
  3. Good written and verbal communication skills


  1. Prior experience with developing, calibrating and validating fracture models
  2. Proficiency with ABAQUS
  3. Experience with coupon-scale fracture experiments in sheet metals and use of digital image correlation for strain measurement

How to apply: Please complete this short application form, which will allow you to upload a CV. Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled.

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