Skip Navigation

Working at MIT offers opportunities that just aren’t found anywhere else, including generous and unique benefits that help to ensure that MIT employees are healthy, supported, and enjoy a fulfilling work/life balance. Discover more about what it's like to work at MIT.

We welcome people from all walks of life to bring their talent, ideas, and experience to our community. We value diversity and strongly encourage applications from individuals from all identities and backgrounds – like yours. If you want to be part of our exceptional, multicultural, collaborative, and inclusive community, then take a look at this opportunity.

Postdoctoral Associate
  • Job Number: 20893
  • Functional Area: Academic (non-faculty)
  • Department: Civil and Environmental Engineering
  • School Area: Engineering
  • Employment Type: Full-Time
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
  • Schedule:

Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering-Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub), to join an interdisciplinary group that studies the microtexture, micromechanics, chemistry, and electrochemistry of cement-based materials. This work is focused at the intersection of advanced microspectroscopy, nanomechanical and electrochemical testing, and modeling of multifunctional cement-based materials. Responsibilities include material development, Raman spectroscopy, SEM/EDS, nanomechanical testing, electrical property determination, and analysis of the results; lab management; 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 the greater CSHub group in a shared working environment and in group meetings; and interfacing with the greater cement science and engineering mechanics communities.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field; knowledge of and demonstrated skillset in micromechanics (experimental and theoretical), texture analysis, computational chemomechanics, material design, 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 multiscale computational mechanics.  Job #20893