Postdoctoral Associate position available at MIT
A postdoctoral associate position at MIT is available immediately, in the broad area of atomistic, molecular and multi-scale modeling of hierarchical biological, bioinspired and nanostructured materials. Material properties of specific interest include mechanical properties, in particular deformation and failure mechanisms. The work will emphasize on mutable properties (mechanomutability, thermomutability) and the analysis and design of adaptive, responsive, and robust materials through the integration of scales, from nano to macro.
This project includes carrying out bottom-up large-scale atomistic and mesoscale predictive multi-scale simulations on supercomputing facilities. Computational techniques will be combined with approaches from structural mechanics, biophysics, statistical mechanics and biochemistry to provide quantitative prediction of the properties of protein structures and bioinspired nanomaterials throughout vast ranges of time- and length-scales.
A Ph.D. in materials science, engineering, chemistry, biology or a related field is required. The candidate should have well-developed computational skills, a strong background and interest in atomistic, molecular and multi-scale modeling and simulation, and preferably experience with statistical mechanics. Good writing and oral communication skills and organizational talents are required.
Please send a CV, a summary of research interests and skills, three representative publications, and the names, affiliations, phone numbers, and email addresses of three references to lamm-search@MIT.EDU. The research will be carried out at MIT’s Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics.
For any questions, please contact Prof. Markus Buehler (contact information below).
Prof. Markus J. Buehler, Ph.D.
Esther and Harold E. Edgerton Associate Professor
Principal Investigator, Laboratory for Atomistic and Molecular Mechanics
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
77 Massachusetts Ave. Room 1-235 A&B
Cambridge MA 02139
Lab website: http://web.mit.edu/mbuehler/www/