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Postdoctoral Research Associates - Multiple Disciplines - Up to 20 Positions (id:69917)
University of Maine in Orono, Maine
Date Posted 07/20/2021
Admin-Laboratory and Research
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Postdoctoral Research Associates - Multiple Disciplines - Up to 20 Positions (id:69917)


Advanced Structures and Composites Center - OADCC



Orono, ME

Build a Meaningful and Successful Career in Research

The purpose of these positions is to support, plan, and conduct assigned and original research encompassing the R&D programs at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, while working collaboratively with faculty, staff, as well as graduate and undergraduate students at the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, and the UMaine academic departments. 


Postdoctoral Research Associate appointments at the University of Maine are for a limited duration and must include an educational component. University policy requires that a University of Maine faculty member be identified as a mentor and that specific guidelines be met. The purpose of the postdoctoral appointment is to further prepare an individual who was recently awarded a doctorate to undertake the responsibilities of a career in research.


Positions may be located in Portland, Maine or Orono, Maine. Typical hiring range for these soft-money funded positions is $85,000 and commensurate with qualifications.


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


The University offers:

  • Competitive compensation packages and benefits package
  • Opportunities for funded enrollment in academic classes


For further details about the Advanced Structures and Composites Center, please visit:


Please see link below for a list of research areas. Within each research area, applicants may be assigned to the functional area as a whole (e.g. Thermomechanical Modeling) or a specific research project or program within that area (specific DOD-funded program). In your cover letter, please specify which of the research area/s you are applying for. Applicants are welcome to apply to multiple positions.  


Complete Job Announcement

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


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 .

Technical Qualifications:

  • PhD in Materials Science or Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, or a related discipline completed within the last 5 years
  • Prior coursework or research in additive manufacturing, composites, wind blade design, thermomechanical modeling, Robotic Systems Integration, or solid mechanics
  • Proven capability in one of the related research categories

General Requirements:

  • An excellent record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals and conference proceedings
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work with and mentor graduate and undergraduate students, as well as set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines

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: August 2, 2021 and will be ongoing until all positions have been filled. 
Tentative start date: ASAP


For questions about the search, please contact Kimberly Scribner, Workforce Coordinator – .


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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