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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Job Number: 22589

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering-Olivetti Group ( and Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub) (file:///C:/Users/Hessam+Azarijafari/Dropbox+(MIT)/01.My+Projects/11-Embodied/Postdocs/SCM+-+CSHub&Olivetti/Postdoc+hiring/ , to conduct research, create tools, develop educational materials, and participate in implementation projects on materials flow analysis (MFA), microeconomic price modeling, and implementation of research works on the use of alternative materials in cement and concrete. One research topic will focus on developing material flow models for conventional (e.g., slag) and non-conventional (e.g., pounded ash) sources, with an emphasis on the identification, quantification, and characterization of these implications in a multiregional economic system. This work will also revolve around the implementation of models and innovative solutions for optimizing the carbon performance of the cement and concrete sector using waste-derived raw materials. Other activities will include developing software tools, case studies, and educational materials for practitioners who would use these approaches to support the design, production, and procurement of low-carbon cement and concrete mixtures. This will partially be accomplished through implementation projects with practitioners. Will collaborate and interact with MIT faculty, research staff, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and research sponsors and implementation partners.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in an engineering or scientific discipline and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate research results in the form of peer-reviewed research journal articles and oral presentations. PREFERRED: expertise in industrial ecology, microeconomics, statistics, and/or concrete technology; and experience working with pavement engineers and creating software tools. Job #22589Travel to visit research and implementation partners and present research at conferences will be required.4/7/23