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Jobs in Canada: PhD Students in “Civil Structural Engineering” and “Sustainable Materials in Civil Engineering”



Are you a highly motivated and dedicated individual with a passion for structural engineering or sustainable civil engineering materials and a strong desire to excel in cutting-edge research? If so, we invite you to join our dynamic team as a PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Sreekanta Das (

We are hiring two PhD students; one in the field of “Civil Structural Engineering” and the other one in the area of “Sustainable Materials in Civil Engineering”.

Position: PhD Student Location: Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Windsor, Windsor, ON, Canada Start Date: September 2024 Application Deadline: 29th March 2024

About Us:

Dr. Das’ research group is widely recognized for its expertise in structural and materials testing as well as simulations, with a dedicated focus on advancing the field of structural engineering through pioneering research and academic excellence. We are actively looking for a motivated, energetic, and highly capable individual to join our team, adding value to our ongoing projects and helping us push the boundaries of knowledge in the field of structural engineering and sustainable construction materials in civil engineering.


  • A bachelor’s and a master’s degree in civil engineering from a reputable university
  • Exceptional academic record with high marks (Grade Point Average; GPA)
  • Strong motivation for research and a genuine interest in structural engineering/civil-sustainable materials engineering
  • Demonstrated expertise or a strong inclination towards experimental work
  • Profound professional and work ethics, including integrity, and honesty
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Ability to work independently and take initiative


  • Conduct experimental research in the field of structural or materials engineering
  • Collaborate with a diverse team of researchers and faculty members
  • Analyze and interpret data and contribute to the publication of research findings in top peer-reviewed international journals
  • Attend conferences, workshops, and seminars to stay updated on the latest developments in the field


  • Opportunity to work on cutting-edge research projects
  • Access to state-of-the-art lab facilities and resources. Our lab is one of the largest and tallest in North America, please visit
  • Competitive stipend/scholarship
  • Professional development and networking opportunities
  • Collaborative and supportive research environment
  • High-quality publications in reputable journals

Application Process:

  • Interested candidates should submit the following documents to Dr. Fatemeh Valikhah at
  • A detailed CV including academic qualifications, research experience, and publications
  • One-page summary on research projects completed and outcomes
  • A cover letter with the subject of “PhD in Structural Engineering” or “PhD in Materials Engineering” expressing your interest in the position and explaining why you are a suitable candidate
  • Academic transcripts and certificates
  • Copy of English Proficiency (TOEFL, IELTS etc. as required by the University of Windsor)

Contact information for at least two academic references
Inquiries: For inquiries or more information, please contact Dr. Fatemeh Valikhah at

Note: This position is subject to funding availability. Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Bernard Bassey is a graduate of Software Engineering from AfriHUB University, Abuja. He is an expert in field journalism, his interest in socio-politics activities is keen.


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