Postdoctoral Associate

Massachusetts, United States
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture  and benefits that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future  then take a look at this opportunity

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Plasma Science and Fusion Center (PSFC) (2 openings), to join a project on millimeter-wave direct energy for drilling into deep rock formations.  Will conduct experimental and analytical research in a potentially game changing research and development program to significantly expand geothermal energy resources. Research will include work with high power millimeter-wave gyrotrons; waveguide transmission and beam control technologies, real time diagnostics; and application to high pressure, high temperature environments to melt and vaporize materials.   Will also make original research contributions to the research program, produce work for publication, and present work at scientific conferences. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in experimental science or engineering, excellent communication skills, and willingness to work both independently and with multi-intuitional teams.  Preference will be given to those with a background in microwave to terahertz technologies, radiometers, and FM radar.  Knowledge of computer codes such as LabVIEW, SolidWorks, and finite element analysis codes such as COMSOL for RF and thermodynamic modeling would be desirable; as would a balance between analytical ability and an aptitude for hands-on work.  U.S. citizenship is also required for a security clearance for off-campus field work at restricted sites.  Job #18062

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.