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|Recruitment/Posting Title||Post-Doctoral Associate|
|Department||Engn-Materials Science & Engn|
|Posting Summary|| |
The microMechanics of Deformation (mMOD) group at Rutgers University is seeking a postdoctoral researcher with interest and background in mechanics of materials and computational materials science. The research to be performed under this position is aimed at understanding the micromechanics of grain boundary fracture in metals. The long-term goal of the project is to construct a mesoscale model which can be used to make experimentally relevant predictions of fracture. Under this position, the major contributions to this effort will be: (1) development of a transformative machine-learning-based technique for constructing efficient surrogate models via the finite element method; (2) execution of large-scale molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of grain boundary fracture, and (3) analysis of MD simulations using physics-informed machine learning. In addition to performing research, the postdoc will provide leadership and mentorship within the PI’s research group, and support research ideation and proposal development in collaboration with the PI.
80 % 1. Execution of research tasks, including: algorithm and code development, development and execution of simulations using high-performance computing, analysis of simulation results, manuscript preparation, and presentation of results at technical conferences and workshops.
10 % 2. Leadership and mentorship within the research group, including: providing support and guidance to undergraduate and graduate students, assisting with troubleshooting of simulations and analysis, and brainstorming research ideas and concepts with other group members.
10 % 3. Support of research ideation, including: surveying and analyzing scientific literature, performing preliminary studies and evaluations of research ideas, and support in white paper and proposal preparation.
|Position Status||Full Time|
|COVID-19 Immunization Requirement|| |
Under Policy 60.1.35 , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Prospective employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster within two weeks (14 calendar days) of eligibility . Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of any COVID-19 vaccine authorized or approved for use in the United States by the United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine . Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a prospective employee’s offer of employment and/or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
|Posting Open Date||05/22/2023|
|Posting Close Date||09/01/2023|
|Minimum Education and Experience|| |
Knowledge of mechanics of materials is required.
A Doctorate of Philosophy in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Physics, or a related field is required. Experience with materials modeling using techniques such as the finite element method, molecular dynamics, density functional theory, phase field, or similar is preferred. Experience with machine learning (e.g., PyTorch) and high-performance computing is preferred.
|Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities|
|Equipment Utilized|| |
Experience with programming in an interpreted language (e.g., Python or MATLAB) is required. Experience with programming in a low-level language (e.g., C++) is preferred.
|Physical Demands and Work Environment|| |
Office-based work environment
This is a research position which will require critical thinking about abstract and advanced topics in science, engineering, and mathematics.Some job tasks will involve planning future research endeavors (e.g., proposal preparation).Being an advanced research position, the position will be responsible for complex tasks. The position will supervise/ manage undergraduate and graduate students in the Materials Science & Engineering Department.
|Special Instructions to Applicants|
|Quick Link to Posting||https://jobs.rutgers.edu/postings/202116|
|Campus||Rutgers University-New Brunswick|
|Home Location Campus||Busch (RU-New Brunswick)|
All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.
Under Policy 60.1.35 Immunization Policy for Rutgers Employees and Prospective Employees , Rutgers University requires all prospective employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment must provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Under Policy 100.3.1 Immunization Policy for Covered Individuals , if employment will commence during Flu Season, Rutgers University may require certain prospective employees to provide proof that they are vaccinated against Seasonal Influenza for the current Flu Season, unless the University has granted the individual a medical or religious exemption. Additional infection control and safety policies may apply. Prospective employees should speak with their hiring manager to determine which policies apply to the role or position for which they are applying. Failure to provide proof of vaccination for any required vaccines or obtain a medical or religious exemption from the University will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.
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