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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Job Number: 19560

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Mechanical Engineering

  • School Area: Engineering

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Mechanical Engineering, to perform cutting-edge research on projects centered around artificial intelligence and machine learning methods for engineering design in the Design Computation and Digital Engineering (DeCoDE) Laboratory ( at MIT under the guidance of Dr. Faez Ahmed. Will be responsible for researching, designing, and developing novel computational models, algorithms, and innovative applications to process data to solve real-world problems in the engineering design domain. Will be expected to demonstrate a commitment to deliver results, adaptability, work on research proposals, and collaborate in a team-oriented environment.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, applied math, computer science, or related field; research experience in machine-learning/AI algorithm development in any research area; proficiency with programming methods such as Python, TensorFlow/PyTorch, and Julia; a strong publication record in your field of study; self-motivation and demonstrated ability to conduct independent research; strong analytical, problem-solving, communication, and interpersonal skills. Domain knowledge within modeling of engineering design problems is not required, but the ability to transfer knowledge to engineering design problems is expected. Job #19560Application material must include (in a single pdf) the following: a cover letter specifying relevant qualifications and current research interests and expertise; a curriculum vitae; a statement of proposed research that discussed one or more new research directions related to AI-driven design that you would like to initiate and which align with your expertise; one peer-reviewed publication; and contact information for three references.Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. The start date will be on or before September 1, 2021. This is a one-year position with the possibility of extension.5/3/21