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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate, Einstein Rock Mechanics Group in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate, Einstein Rock Mechanics Group

  • Job Number: 22926

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering-Einstein Rock Mechanics Group ( , to join a group studying fundamental rock behavior and engineering applications involving analytical and experimental aspects. Will work mostly on the experimental side mentoring graduate students and using approaches such as Raman spectroscopy, SEM/EDS, macro/micro/nanomechanical testing, and electrical property determination. Lab management will also be required, including interacting with industry sponsors in a variety of ways (webinars, seminars, talks, etc.), developing links with other groups at MIT working in materials science and analytical and experimental electrochemistry, interfacing with other rock mechanics groups in a shared working environment and in group meetings, and interfacing with the greater rock mechanics communities.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in civil engineering, mechanical engineering, geology, or related field; knowledge of and demonstrated skillset in mechanics (experimental and theoretical), seismology, experimental design and analysis, digital fabrication and manufacturing, and technical writing; ability to work in and communicate effectively with a multidisciplinary research team and technical experts from industry; a track record of publications and scientific output; self-motivation; ability to work independently; and excellent organizational, analytical, and writing skills. PREFERRED: background in rock mechanics. Job #22926 Questions about the position may be addressed to Professor Einstein at Application materials should include a CV and one-paragraph cover letter describing previous experience to fill the position. The deadline for applications is August 15, 2023. The position is for one year initially, with the potential for extension for two more years. 7/10/23