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Presidential Post-Doctoral Fellow

Carnegie Mellon University

Job Description

As one of the oldest forms of applied science and engineering, Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Materials Science and Engineering was founded in 1906. Since then, our field has broadened to include all classes of materials from ceramics and polymers to semiconductors and biological materials. Whereas early eras of civilization were widely identified by human’s ability to work with new material (Stone Age, Bronze Age), today our abilities and projects span a variety of materials and combine everything from physics and chemistry to civil and electrical engineering.

We are currently searching for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to join our team. This is a dynamic opportunity for someone who thrives in an interesting and challenging work environment. You will contribute to the department by carrying out advanced research to achieve the objectives of the research project, and other such tasks as assigned to you.

Your core responsibilities will include:

  • Collect and analyze data, including periodical/literature search and utilizing specialized skills in related field to analyze the collected data.

  • Conduct research experiments within the predetermined research scope and methodology of department and university.

  • Lab maintenance, including equipment maintenance and ordering of supplies may be required depending on area and specialties.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Flexibility, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within the Materials Science and Engineering department. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued competencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a varied population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work.

You should demonstrate:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills


  • Doctorate degree required

Are you interested in this exciting opportunity?! Apply today!

CMU’s COVID-19 Vaccination Requirements: As a condition of employment, Carnegie Mellon University requires all staff and faculty working in the United States to be fully vaccinated, including a booster when eligible, against COVID-19. Prior to commencement of employment, new hires in the United States must provide proof of vaccination or obtain an approved exemption. (Exemptions may be requested for medical reasons or for religious or strong moral or ethical conviction.) Staff and faculty must comply with all applicable COVID-19 mitigation requirements. Please see Minimum Requirements to Return to Campus for details regarding the university’s current COVID-19 mitigation requirements.


Pittsburgh, PA

Job Function

Pre/Post-Doctoral Associates & Fellows

Position Type

Postdoctoral Associate / Fellow (Fixed Term)

Full Time/Part time

Full time

Pay Basis


More Information: 

  • Please visit “Why Carnegie Mellon ” to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. 

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  • Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

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