Job Opening: Physics-AI Hybrid Modeling Research Engineer at Bosch

By | Feature, SC2 jobs

The Bosch Research and Technology Center in Sunnyvale, CA seeks to hire an outstanding research engineer to develop novel hybrid multiscale, cross-domain modeling and simulation tools for Bosch products. This engineer would join a team of PhDs with a variety of competences including high fidelity CFD-based multiphysics modeling, adjoint-based optimization, machine learning and high performance computing. The team focuses on design and optimization of novel clean and sustainable energy solutions such as fuel cells and electric vehicle components.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Build models which utilize machine learning and hybrid modeling approaches to capture complex physical phenomena and accelerate solution time of physical models
  • Develop multiscale models together with materials and systems modelers
  • Develop hybrid performance and aging models for Bosch products including polymer electrolyte fuel cells
  • Integrate hybrid performance and aging models into system simulation
  • Collaborate with experimentalists, top universities and our partners in Silicon Valley

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Postdoc Position: Computational Modeling in Immunology of Tuberculosis

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About the Position:

An exciting opportunity is available for a strong mathematical/computational modeler to work in a multidisciplinary team on immune responses in the context of tuberculosis.  The position is available jointly in the laboratories of Jennifer Linderman in Chemical Engineering and Denise Kirschner in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology, both at the University of Michigan. The project uses a systems biology approach to integrate our multi-scale and multi-organ in silico models with data from humans and non-human primates derived by our collaborators. An estimated one-third of the human population is infected with the pathogen Mycobacterium tuberculosis, mostly in rural areas within developing countries, making it a critical global health issue.


  • Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in engineering or mathematics or a closely related field
  • Strong computational skills and experience in mathematical modeling in biology
  • The ideal applicant will have extensive experience in object-oriented programming and/or use of MATLAB, R
  • Experience with python is a plus
  • Desire and ability to read scientific literature in immune response to tuberculosis
  • Good communication skills and the ability to work in an interdisciplinary team are essential

How to apply:

Send a CV, names of 3 references, and a letter describing research interests and summarizing Ph.D. work to both Jennifer Linderman and Denise Kirschner Copies of papers authored by the applicant are welcome.  Those under-represented in STEM are especially encouraged to apply.

Postdoctoral Researcher or Assistant Research Scientist in Navy Acoustics and/or Hydrodynamics

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The Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan is looking for a US-citizen postdoc or research scientist with skill(s) in structural acoustics & vibrations, underwater acoustics, or hydroacoustics, but will also consider anyone at or above the post-doctoral level who has a willingness to learn about these topics.

Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Duration: 1–3 years
Start date: Immediate

Job Description

A post-doctoral-level or higher scientist or engineer is sought for basic research studies into
acoustics and hydrodynamics of enduring interest to the US Navy. The successful applicant will
have or be willing to develop a mixture of experimental, computational, and analytical skills; a
desire to work with and assist undergraduate and graduate students; and a sincere interest in
performing research that leads to publications in top journals. Preferred applicants will have
expertise in one or more of the following areas (and a willingness to learn about the others):
array signal processing, acoustic wave propagation, structural wave propagation, wall-bounded
turbulence, and machine learning. The position is supported by US Government grants and
contracts, and University of Michigan resources.


US citizenship is required. Eligible applicants will have completed their Ph.D. in physics, math,
acoustics, engineering, or another relevant field. Underwater acoustics or signal processing
experience is preferred, but all candidates are encouraged to reach out.

Application Materials

Cover Letter
Short statement of research skills & interests
Names and contact information for up to three references

Please send application materials or questions about the position to Prof. David R. Dowling at

Temporary Research Assistant Positions at the U-M Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR)

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Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations LogoThe Center for the Assessment of Tobacco Regulations (CAsToR) aims to provide evidence-based and expert-informed modeling of the behavioral and public health impacts of tobacco regulations. Funded through the TCORS 2.0 program, this multi-institutional Center includes experts in the field of tobacco regulatory science and modeling from the University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Yale University, University California San Francisco, and University of Minnesota.

CAsToR is looking to hire up to two temporary research assistants in the University of Michigan School of Public Health Epidemiology Department, one who will primarily work on a nicotine reduction agent-based model and another who will support a pilot project using machine learning techniques to look at smoking status transitions. The ideal candidates are current graduate students (masters or doctoral level).

  • Temporary Part Time Position (Research Assistant II)
  • Hours: Up to 20 hours per week, remote preferred
  • Pay Rate: $15-28 dependent upon experience

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Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy Visiting Researcher Grant

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Are you a doctoral researcher or Postdoc and your research has a strong link to the (applied) data and information sciences? The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant offers doctoral students and Postdocs the opportunity to do a fully-funded short-term research stay (1 – 3 months) at one of the 18 Helmholtz centers. With more than 43,000 employees and an annual budget of 5 billion euros, Helmholtz is Germany’s largest scientific organization. Its research fields include: Energy; Earth and Environment; Health; Aeronautics, Space and Transport; Matter, and Information.

The Helmholtz Visiting Researcher Grant is promoted by HiDA, the Helmholtz Information and Data Science Academy. Its aim is to enable new research collaborations, to foster knowledge exchange, and to explore new or emerging research topics in the field of information and data sciences. The program addresses researchers in both academia and in industry. It offers researchers the opportunity to get to know the Helmholtz Association of German Research Centers.

Next Application Deadline: 15 March, 2022

For more information:

Info Session on the Program (via Zoom) on Tuesday, 18 January, 2022, 14.00 – 15.00pm  CET

Sign up here:

Postdoctoral position in neuroscience in the Renart Lab, Champalimaud Foundation, Portugal

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The Renart Lab, in the Champalimaud Centre for the Unknown (Lisbon, Portugal), is looking for candidates for a postdoc position in within a project whose goal is to understand the neural basis of simple sensory judgements using modern methods in system’s neuroscience together with theory.

Successful applicants are expected to have experience studying controlled behavior in rodents using recordings and perturbations. The project has a strong quantitative component, so experience on computational neuroscience and statistics/machine-learning methods for behavioral and neural data analysis will be highly valued.
Some recent publications and methodologies relevant for the project are:
The Champalimaud Neuroscience Programme is a vibrant research community focussed on understanding the links between neural activity and behavior. The Renart lab promotes a horizontal and collaborative environment. The position offers a competitive salary and is available immediately for a duration of 3 years (with flexibility).

Interested applicants should send their CV, a brief motivation statement and the names of at least 2 references by email to: and

Flagship Pioneering Summer Fellowship Opportunity Information Session

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Flagship Pioneering is a life science venture creation firm based out of Cambridge, MA. Flagship’s unique venture creation process is behind companies such as Moderna, Rubius Therapeutics, Indigo Agriculture, and several dozen others.

The Flagship Pioneering Summer Fellowship Program is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work alongside scientist-entrepreneurs at the earliest stage of ideation and develop the next breakthrough life science companies. Over the course of an immersive 12-week paid program, you will be exposed to our proprietary innovation process, connect with scientific and business leaders within our vast ecosystem, and assess employment opportunities.

Ideal candidates are creative Ph.D., M.D., M.S., or science-oriented M.B.A. students that are within 1 year of graduating upon starting the fellowship or have recently graduated. Applications are rolling, but interested candidates are strongly encouraged to apply before January 31, 2022. 

During the 1-hour information session, you will learn about Flagship Pioneering from Associates Ayse Muñiz, PhD (University of Michigan Class of 2021), and Rahi Punjabi who will discuss a new AI Fellows track launching this summer. Those with a strong background in computer science, statistics, applied mathematics, physics, and computational biology are encouraged to attend to learn more about this new track.
DateThursday, January 13, 2022
Time: 11AM-12PM

Zoom info:

Password: 756102

Idaho National Laboratory (INL) Graduate Fellowship Program

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Idaho National Laboratory is now accepting applications for the INL Graduate Fellowship program. This program is designed to identify exceptional graduate students in research areas aligned with INL’s strategic agenda to enable the current and future mission of the lab. A collaboration between INL and universities, the INL Graduate Fellowship program provides mentoring and financial support for outstanding students who are enrolled, or plan to enroll, in graduate degree programs. Selected students will receive a salary of $60,000/year, plus tuition coverage from INL.

Flyer: INL_Graduate_Fellowship

How to apply

Applicants are invited to apply online through job posting numbers 16803 (for applicants in the fields of nuclear energy and clean energy development) and 16806 (for applicants in National & Homeland Security). Letters of recommendation should be submitted via email to

Important dates

  • February 13, 2022 – posting closes
  • May 2022 – selections will be announced

Postdoc Fellowship: Integration of biological system morphogenesis across scales and species through computational modeling

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This project is related to Dr. Buganza Tepole’s effort as part of the Emergent Mechanisms in Biology of Robustness, Integration and Organization (EMBRIO) Institute. A core thrust of this Institute is to determine how multiple biochemical, biomechanical, and bioelectrical signals are integrated to control cell and organismal fate, how convergent and classical evolution have arrived at similar solutions to diverse biological problems, and especially how the integrative processes for morphogenesis scale from single cells to tissues to organisms.

As part of this Institute, Dr. Buganza Tepole leads the simulation and integration of mathematical models from different scales and species. To do so, physics-based models at different scales need to be rigorously up- and downscaled, expensive numerical solvers need to be replaced with efficient metamodels, and biological coupling terms needed for control of morphogenesis need to be identified from the data and simulations. The postdoctoral fellow sought in this project will help lead this core integration thrust. Advances in both traditional physics-based modeling and machine learning will be needed to carry out this integration. The Institute brings together a large group of PIs from different institutions, led by Dr. David Umulis, the Chair of the Weldon School of BME. More info.

Applicants with background on the following areas are sought:

  • Numerical solution of partial differential equations (PDEs)
  • Physics-informed machine learning

Additional qualifications that would make the application extremely competitive:

  • Experience in growth, remodeling and morphogenesis modeling

The goal of the Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellowship Program at Purdue Engineering is to attract and prepare outstanding individuals with recently awarded PhDs for a career in engineering academia through interdisciplinary research, training, and professional development.

The Lillian Gilbreth Postdoctoral Fellows are selected not only for their outstanding scholarly achievements and proposed innovative interdisciplinary research but also for their potential for broader impact on industry and society. They undertake research with faculty mentors in different fields and participate in professional development activities tailored to their chosen path in academia.

Gilbreth Fellows will have two co-advisors. One faculty co-advisor must have a primary appointment in an Engineering school/division. The second must have a primary appointment in a different Engineering school/division or at a non-engineering department at Purdue. An additional third collaborator from within or outside Purdue can also participate in the project.

The Gilbreth Fellowship is a full time appointment and the Fellows undertake research with their faculty co-advisors, participate in professional development activities, and are required to prepare and submit short annual reports on their achievements.

Gilbreth Fellows are appointed for a two-year term, and receive an annual stipend of $70,000 and benefits. A $5,000 grant is also provided for professional development such as attending conferences or workshops and are mentored for their future academic careers through a variety of programs.

May 26, 2021: call to engineering faculty to post research topics on the LGPF website
July 15, 2021: website with proposed topics made live to interested applicants
October 31, 2021: Deadline to receive full application packets with recommendation letters
January 2022: the 2022 Lillian Gilbreth postdoc fellows announced; 2022 cohort fellows can start their assignments as early as February 2022.

Review the instructions for applying to the Lillian Gilbreth Postdoc Fellowship.

Postdoc Position in Mechanical/Biomedical Engineering at the University of Michigan

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Job Description:

Example of an image-based geometric model of a human aorta, discretized using an unstructured linear tetrahedral mesh.

Prof. Jesse Capecelatro in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Prof. Alberto Figueroa of Biomedical Engineering are currently seeking a post-doctoral scholar for a one-year position.

The project aims at developing a numerical framework to simulate a large number of particles within the human body, from deformable red blood cells within arteries to better understand stroke, to rigid calcite particles in the ear canal responsible for vertigo. This will be performed within the CRIMSON (CardiovasculaR Integrated Modeling and SimulatiON) software environment, a Fortran-based finite element solver that simulates fluid flow in patient-specific geometries on unstructured grids.

Required Qualifications:

  • PhD in Engineering or a related field (e.g., Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science)
  • Experience in Scientific Computing (proficiency in MPI and Fortran/C)
  • Interest in biological fluid dynamics and multiphase flow.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please email your curriculum vitae and at
least two references to Jesse Capecelatro (