Careers at MIT CSHub

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, to 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 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.  Job #20687

Apply today on the MIT Human Resources website.

COMMUNICATIONS ADMINISTRATOR, to work with faculty director and executive director on developing and implementing a targeted, strategic outreach and communication plan to promote visibility and awareness of the CSHub.  Will monitor and manage website and social media outlets; create multimedia content; act as the main point of contact for content, design, layout, structure, distribution, editing, and overall look and feel of CSHub; coordinate release of a monthly newsletter; field media requests; engage with media professionals and pitch story ideas; work on special events; coordinate the production of semi-technical reports on CSHub research; foster productive relationships with stakeholders; coordinate and co-host weekly technical webinars; assist leadership with maintaining regular contact with sponsors; represent CSHub across MIT; and perform other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  bachelor's degree; three years’ experience in publications or the communications field; proven experience with web content management and other electronic media; excellent writing, editing, interviewing, and research skills; expertise using a range of styles to write feature stories, online content, social media, and broadcast messages; familiarity with email marketing tools, including Mailchimp and Constant Contact; ability to translate complex scientific concepts/findings into clear narratives that drive compelling multimedia content and media engagement; meticulous attention to detail; grasp of Chicago and AP styles; ability to work independently and proactively in a complex organization; leadership skills; ability to work in teams; and experience with Microsoft Office, Drupal, social media platforms, and Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Illustrator, Premiere Pro). PREFERRED:  experience in engineering, higher education, sustainability, policymaking, and/or design; MIT experience; video production and editing expertise using After Effects; and graphic design experience.  Job #20922-7

Apply today on the MIT Human Resources website.