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Associate Project Scientist - Pavement Engineering

Recruitment Period

Open date: August 14th, 2020

Last review date: Monday, Sep 14, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications received after this date will be reviewed by the search committee if the position has not yet been filled.

Final date: Thursday, Dec 31, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.


The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of California, Davis invites applications for an Associate Project Scientist in the area of Pavement Engineering.

Basic qualifications include a PhD in civil or geotechnical engineering or a related field, and experience with asphalt binder and mix testing. Demonstrated ability to conduct and lead pavement-related laboratory and field experiments. Demonstrated experience with the use of asphalt pavement performance models. A demonstrated ability to quickly turn research results into technical reports and peer-reviewed publications. Experience with communicating with a diverse set of stakeholders.

Additional qualifications: experience with relevant AASHTO/ASTM test methods for testing asphalt binders and mix performance. Excellent computing skills using Matlab and similar software.

Preferred qualifications: experience working with and mentoring graduate students and field technicians.

Salary and appointment level are commensurate with experience.

UC Davis is a smoke- and tobacco-free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) are strictly prohibited on any property owned or leased by UC Davis -- indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.

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Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.

  • Cover Letter

  • Statement of Research

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion - Contributions to diversity, equity, and inclusion documented in the application file will be used to evaluate applicants. Visit for guidelines about writing a statement and why one is requested.

Reference requirements
  • 3-5 letters of reference required