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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Posting Information

Posting Information

Position Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Job Posting Number 20180002PF
Job Location San Marcos
Department Ingram School of Engineering
Position Description

The Ingram School of Engineering invites applications for one postdoctoral research associate position under the supervision of Dr. Zhijie (Sasha) Dong in the Industrial Engineering program. This appointee will focus on research in the area of transportation systems, and supply chain management, by developing mathematical models and solution methods. The appointee will be responsible for 1) conducting research and taking leadership in writing proposals and research papers; 2) developing collaboration with other research teams, public agents and particularly industry partners; 3) co-supervising student projects and basic administrative support.

This is a one-year appointment with a possibility of renewal based on satisfactory performance. Applications will be considered from the date of this announcement until filled.

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in Operations Research, Industrial Engineering, Applied Mathematics or close related field.
• Knowledge of mathematical modeling, optimization algorithms, statistics, simulation and supply chain analysis.
• Familiar with programming and optimization software (e.g., CPLEX and Gurobi).
• Good writing and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience in writing proposals.
• Strong programming skills, particularly C++ or Java.
• Knowledge of simulation packages.
• Self-motivated.

Application Procedures

Review of applicants will begin September 29, 2017, and will continue until position is filled. Only applications submitted through the Texas State University website will be accepted and considered, https://jobs.hr.txstate.edu/postings/20691.

Applicants should submit a full CV (including a list of publications and contact information for three referees); cover letter stating the motivation and suitability of the candidate, and unofficial transcripts from all previously attended colleges or universities. The selected candidate will be required to provide official doctoral transcripts.

Proposed Start Date January 2018
Open Date
Review Date 09/29/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled? Yes
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
  3. Letter of Recommendation #1
  4. Letter of Recommendation #2
  5. Letter of Recommendation #3