Research Scientist, Nanophotonics and Nanomanufacturing Laboratory

Location
Massachusetts, United States
Posted
06 Jan 2021
End of advertisement period
06 Mar 2021
Ref
19198
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
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.

RESEARCH SCIENTISTMechanical Engineering (MechE), to conduct research in the Nanophotonics and Nanomanufacturing Lab. The lab focuses on the photon and sound in the sub-wavelength scales with new insights of material and device design from fundamental approaches for a wide range of applications such as energy conversion, communication, and biomedical imaging. Responsibilities will include working both independently and as part of a small team to conduct research on process design and material synthesis of new surface coating materials and devices with higher efficiency; conducting experimental research on designing the structure and material of a multifunctional surfaces (such as those capable of capturing and cleaning particulate matters) suitable for high-throughput and large area manufacturing (such as multistep roll-to-roll transfer printing process); contributing to grant applications and grant reports; communicating and coordinating research with collaborators; authoring manuscripts reporting the methods and results from the study that are intended for submission to leading peer-review journals; creating presentations for periodic reporting to the sponsors; supervising graduate students conducting lab and/or field experiments; mentoring and training postdocs, graduate students, and UROP students; and performing other duties as assigned. 

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, materials science, or engineering with a background in computational materials science; at least three years of experience beyond the Ph.D.; extensive theoretical and experimental training; and research management skills.  PREFERRED:  expertise in multiscale modeling.  Job #19198

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