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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate, Sustainable Materials Processing in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate, Sustainable Materials Processing

  • Job Number: 21196

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Materials Science and Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS PROCESSING, Materials Science and Engineering (DMSE), to work in the area of sustainable materials processing as part of the Allanore Research Group (https://dmse.mit.edu/people/antoine-allanore) . The group recently developed new directions of research in the area of materials recycling and sustainable materials production. It is putting together a team to further the understanding of those new process conditions and accelerate their demonstration at larger scale and characterize their performances at scale. Materials of current interest include aluminum alloys, K+P fertilizers, e-wastes or iron+copper. The corresponding processes include sulfidation, metallothermic reduction, minerals separation, or electrowinning.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in materials science or a similar field; familiarity with chemical laboratory handling extreme conditions (either high/low pressure, high/low temperature, high electric power, toxic gas, large amount of material, custom equipment); experience with thermochemical calculations of process conditions (e.g., Aspen, FactSage), solution thermodynamic, and mass and energy balance; experience with inorganic materials characterization methods; experience with chemical composition, titration, and structure; and ability to pay close attention to detail while maintaining a broader picture view and to collaborate as part of a multidisciplinary team. PREFERRED: familiarity with fabrication/installation/repair of equipment (hardware); training in and/or experience with minerals processing, fertilizers, or complex materials stream handling; and demonstrated interest in management of research teams and research projects. Job #21196This is a one-year term appointment with the possibility of extension based on performance and available funding.In addition to applying via the MIT website, please email application package (CV, letter of motivation, and the names and contact information of three letters of recommenders to Vaciane Simeon vsimeon@mit.edu with a copy to Professor Antoine Allanore allanore@mit.edu.4/28/22

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