Assistant/Associate Professor in Composite Materials

The Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials (CDMM) of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) invites applications for two faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the area of Composite Materials with a tentative starting date of September 2019 or January 2020.

The Center seeks for exceptional candidates with background in fundamental and applied research in composite materials, skills to lead an active team of researchers and graduate students, and interests aligned with the research carried out in the Laboratory for Composite Materials and Structures. The Laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the art pultrusion, vacuum-assisted infusion, pressing, filament winding, and mechanical testing facilities. Several research scientists, postdocs, and graduate students in the Laboratory are involved in research in modern methods for manufacturing and characterization of composite materials, including the development of new structural concepts, manufacturing technologies and certification approaches into engineering, numerical simulation of composite structures and investigation of their stability and performance. The areas of interest for the positions include, but are not limited to:

  • Mathematical and numerical modeling of composite materials, structures, and technological processes
  • Mechanical testing of composites
  • Novel design concepts and advanced manufacturing technologies
  • Chemistry of polymers and composite materials
  • Smart materials and structures

The successful candidate will be committed to research activities in CDMM, provide leadership to the team, recruit and mentor outstanding new researchers, promote partnerships with industry, strengthen educational aspect in the area of Composite Materials.

Candidates must have a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science or a related area by the start of the appointment. For the Associate Professor position, candidates are expected to have at least 6 years of academic or industrial experience after obtaining their Ph.D. degree. The successful candidates must provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output and/or evidence of successful industrial projects.

Faculty duties include teaching at a graduate level, advising students, and conducting fundamental and applied research. All activities at Skoltech are carried out in English, therefore, candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.

The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is an English-speaking international graduate research university in Moscow, Russia. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech advances scientific knowledge, educates global leaders in innovation and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators.

The mission of the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials is to conduct research, education, and innovation activities to improve the product and materials realization cycle to accelerate innovation for the benefit of society. Special emphasis is placed on advanced performance technologies for composite materials and structures, advanced manufacturing, computer aided design and engineering, computational materials design, micro- and nano- mechanics of materials. CDMM closely cooperates with the Russian industry and involves companies in the definition of plans, the development of programs, and the transfer of knowledge and know-how.

Skoltech offers:

  • a challenging job in an international, dynamic and professional environment
  • synergy between science, technology and innovation
  • internationally competitive compensation package
  • a significant research start-up package
  • excellent research and computational infrastructure.

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The application must be submitted online at: and should include: CV with a list of publications, research and teaching statements, a statement of interest or involvement in innovation, and at least three letters of recommendation. Please note the code of the current vacancy that you will need when filling out the application form: [70_AP_CM]

The application will be accepted until the position is filled.

Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.

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