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FACULTY POSITIONS

TENURE-TRACK FACULTY POSITIONS The MIT Department of Aeronautics and Astronautics invites applications for tenure-track faculty positions with a start date of 1 July 2019 or a mutually agreeable date thereafter. The department is conducting a search for exceptional candidates in any discipline related to Aerospace Engineering, broadly defined, although particular interests are in aircraft propulsion, fluid mechanics, and acoustics; aircraft design and optimization; aerospace materials and manufacturing; and the interaction of humans and machines.

We are seeking highly qualified candidates with a commitment to research and education. Faculty duties include teaching at the graduate and undergraduate levels, advising students, conducting original scholarly research, developing course materials at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and service to the Institute and the profession.

Candidates should hold a doctoral degree in Aeronautics and Astronautics or another relevant field by the beginning of employment. The search is for a candidate to be hired at the assistant professor level; under special circumstances, however, a senior faculty appointment is possible.

Applications must include a cover letter, curriculum vitae, 2–3 page statement of research and teaching interests and goals, and names and contact information of at least three individuals who will provide letters of recommendation. Applicants with backgrounds outside aerospace should describe how a substantial part of their work will apply to aerospace problems. Applications must be submitted as a pdf at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/aeroastro/register.tcl. Letters of recommendation must be submitted directly by the recommenders at https://school-of-engineering-faculty-search.mit.edu/letters.

To ensure full consideration, complete applications should be received by December 1, 2018. Applications will be considered complete only when both the applicant materials and at least three letters of recommendations are received.

MIT is building a diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from female and minority candidates.

Applicants may find reading our strategic plan helpful in preparing their applications. Questions may be directed to faculty search chair Professor Youssef Marzouk.

10-12-2018

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STAFF POSITIONS

At this time there are no open staff positions in the department.

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POSTDOCTORAL POSITIONS

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE to assume a position focused on the development of atmospheric density models for accurate orbit computation, as part of the Astrodynamics, space Robotics, and Controls Laboratory (ARCLab). ARCLab is part of the Space Systems Laboratory and its research focuses on astrodynamics, satellite guidance and navigation, space situational awareness, space traffic management, and more.  Will establish test cases, run simulations with improved models, document results, and provide computational benchmarks; and publish the research results in academic journals and document findings at academic conferences.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in aerospace engineering or a related field; extensive experience with numerical methods; significant knowledge of and familiarity with orbit determination and orbit propagation; a record of peer-reviewed publication and a strong desire to publish the findings of this research; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #16732

This is a one-year position, beginning in early 2019, with the opportunity for extension based upon satisfactory performance.

To apply, go here.

11/2/2018

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE Laboratory for Aviation and the Environment, to perform research that aims to improve our understanding of the life cycle emissions of petroleum-derived fuels and identify opportunities to reduce these emissions.  Will identify and evaluate technologies to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions along the global petroleum fuel production supply chain.  These technologies include reduced emissions well completions; reduction or recovery of methane vented or flared at wellheads; acid gas recovery; use of renewable hydrogen in refinery operations; carbon capture and utilization/storage coupled with refining operations; and lower emissions intensity transportation of crude oil and fuel products.  Will apply life cycle analysis and techno-economic assessment to quantify the emission reductions and associated costs.  Will also collaborate closely with LAE’s leadership team and with the funding sponsor, assist in supervising LAE graduate students, and coordinate the day-to-day activities at LAE.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED: a Ph.D. in chemical or mechanical engineering or a related field; extensive experience in applying LCA and TEA to evaluate energy technologies; significant knowledge of and familiarity with crude oil production and refining operations; a record of peer-reviewed publication and a strong drive to publish the findings of this research; and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Job #16713

This is a one-year position, beginning in early 2019, with the opportunity for extension base upon satisfactory performance.

To apply, go here.


10-26-2018

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POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE to assume a position in the Stirling Group in collaboration with the MIT Lincoln Laboratory STRIVE Center to help develop a closed-loop, fluent, and intuitive lower extremity exoskeleton that can be easily used by an operator in real-world environments. The position will include opportunities for developing movement prediction algorithms, integration of adaptive controls, and presentation of sensory feedback to the exo-operator.  Will be expected to publish in peer-reviewed journals, present at conferences, assist in grant applications, and mentor undergraduate and graduate students.

Job Requirements
REQUIRED:  a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field; a strong understanding of the neuromotor control of human movement, with experience in lower extremity motions; experience designing and performing human subject research; and an interest in human-exoskeleton teams. Excellent documentation and strong interpersonal skills desired; as are the ability to contribute in a multidisciplinary team setting, prioritize and perform multiple tasks in a dynamic environment, and perform independent tasks. Recommended experience includes human-in-the loop control systems, human-machine interfaces, brain-machine interfaces, exoskeletons, or exosuits; experience with physiological signal acquisition (e.g., IMU, EMG, EEG), processing, feature extraction, and modeling; and experience with programming (e.g., MATLAB, C++, Python). Must be able to commit to one year (with potential for renewal to two to three years) and have U.S. citizenship.

To apply, go here.

9-10-2018

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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.