Graduate Student Assistant & Postdoctoral Research Fellow positions

MHS-DRISK Lab in Civil Engineering Department at Case Western Reserve University is looking for outstanding candidates for Graduate Student Research Assistants and Postdoctoral Research Fellows. Highly motivated individuals eligible for these positions are encouraged to submit the application materials according to the following instructions:

Graduate Student Research Assistantship

  • Qualifications

    • Completion of the M.S. degree in Engineering
    • Knowledge of Engineering Mechanics, Structural Analysis, Structural Dynamics, and Fluid Dynamics
    • Knowledge of simulations using OpenSees / LS-DYNA / Fluent / FLACS or any other computational tools for structural or fluid behaviors
    • Knowledge of computer programming using MATLAB / C / C++ or any other computer programming tools
    • Applicants should satisfy all requirements to apply for the Ph.D. program of School of Graduate Studies at Case Western Reserve University 
    • Applicants should be eligible to travel to and work in the US. MHS DRISK Research Lab is not responsible for your US Visa application.
  • How to apply

    • Applicants can submit the required application materials electronically to School of Graduate Studies.  
    • After completion of submitting the application package to CWRU Graduate Studies Office electornically, the applicant can send a letter of interest to Professor Heo via email (strongly recommended). 
    • The official application packages submitted to the Graduate Studies Office will then be carefully reviewed by Professor Heo, and strong candidates will be contacted by Professor Heo for an interview .

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship

  • Qualifications

    • Completion of the Ph.D. degree in Engineering (US Degree only)
    • Productive writing skills for weekly or monthly progress reports and technical papers. The main duty for this position is to publish journal papers (minimum of 2 journal papers are mandatory), conference proceedings, etc.
    • Profound knowledge of structural engineering, earthquake engineering, probabilistic seismic hazards and structural fragility analysis
    • Experience with nonlinear transient finite element structural analysis using LS-DYNA
    • Experience with parallel programming
    • Knowledge of data analysis and programming using MATLAB or C / C++
    • Knowledge of various operating systems, e.g., Linux, MAC and Windows
  • How to apply

    • Submit electronic copies of ONE PAGE Cover Letter, CV including U.S. references, statement of research interests and short-term plan (how you can contribute to MHS-DRISK Research Lab), outline of two journal articles that can be published after joinning the MHS-DRISK Research Lab to Professor Heo, via email (yxh549 at 

Positions are available until filled.