MIT Concrete Sustainability Hub


Concrete Sustainability Hub Careers

Why Join Us?

Concrete is the world’s most consumed material after water. Ensuring that it will continue to meet sustainable development targets will require the world’s brightest minds. The researchers of CSHub are at the center of that global push.

We offer an exciting, diverse, and interdisciplinary research environment that offers plentiful opportunities for not only scientific advancement but also for real-world implementation of research through industry initiatives.

Those passionate about studying the built environment—and making it more sustainable through their research—will find themselves at home at CSHub. We invite you to peruse our open positions and apply.

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Open Positions

Postdoctoral Associate

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This postdoctoral associate will join a group that studies the resilience of buildings and communities. The work is focused at the intersection of statistical physics and engineering mechanics, with strong emphasis on advanced computational mechanics simulations.

The proposed research is focused on assessing the resilience of the building elements of different materials and structures when subject to hazards, including hurricanes, precipitation flooding, earthquakes, and so on.

Responsibilities include developing high-fidelity simulation methodologies using coarse-grained interparticle potentials in both molecular dynamics and Monte-Carlo simulation environments; interacting with industry sponsors in a variety of ways (webinars, seminars, talks etc.); developing links with life-cycle analysis tools developed congruently in the CSHub; interfacing with the greater CSHub group in a shared working environment and in group meetings; and interfacing with the greater computational mechanics and engineering mechanics and physics communities.

(Job #20687)

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in civil and environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field; knowledge of and demonstrated skill set in computational mechanics, from molecular scale simulations to continuum and structural scales, optimization, computer programming, high-performance computing, data analysis, and technical writing; ability to work and communicate effectively in a multidisciplinary research team and with 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.