Faculty Positions in Mechanical Engineering at the Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL)

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The Institute of Mechanical Engineering at EPFL invites applications for two faculty positions at the level of tenure track Assistant Professors in the fields of Sustainable Manufacturing and Biomechanics.

For the position in Sustainable Manufacturing, we seek applicants who will broadly address the engineering challenges related to developing intelligent manufacturing systems, while attending to the multiple facets of sustainability. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (i) intelligent advanced manufacturing systems; (ii) data-driven manufacturing; and (iii) additive manufacturing. Given that high value-added manufacturing is an essential pillar of the Swiss economy, applicants are expected to demonstrate a potential for direct interactions

with industrial partners.

For the position in Biomechanics, we seek applicants with a mechanics background who will address research challenges related to the development of theoretical and computational models to investigate, and potentially control or design, biological materials and systems. Research areas of interest include, but are not limited to: (i) cell and tissue mechanics; (ii) architected biomaterials; (iii) prosthetic and assistive mechanical devices; and (iv) pre-operative modeling for surgical interventions.

As a faculty member of the School of Engineering, the successful candidate is expected to initiate an independent and creative research program, and commit to excellence in both undergraduate and graduate teaching. EPFL offers internationally competitive salaries, generous research support, significant start-up resources, and outstanding research infrastructure.

How to apply

Applications should include a cover letter with a statement of motivation, curriculum vitae, list of publications and patents, research plan and teaching interests. Applicants should provide the names and addresses of at least 3 referees who are ready to supply a reference letter upon request.

Applications must be uploaded in PDF format to the recruitment web site.

Formal evaluation of candidates will begin on December 1st, 2022.

Enquires may be addressed to:
Prof. Herbert Shea
Search Committee Chair
e-mail: igm-search@epfl.ch

For additional information on EPFL, please consult the websites: www.epfl.ch, sti.epfl.ch,
www.igm.epfl.ch.

EPFL is an equal opportunity employer and family friendly university. It is committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty. It strongly encourages women to apply.

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GRADUATE STUDENT RESEARCH ASSISTANT POSITION IN MECHANICAL ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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Prof. Jesse Capecelatro in the Department of Mechanical Engineering is currently seeking a GSRA for a DOE-sponsored project related to methane ares.

Job Description

The project will involve performing CFD simulations of methane ames in the presence of turbulent cross-winds and using machine learning to guide improved burner designs. The student must be admitted in College of Engineering or Applied Math and have experience using OpenFOAM (or related CFD) and course work in turbulence and combustion.

 

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position or want to learn more, please email your curriculum vitae to Jesse Capecelatro at jcaps@umich.edu with subject line REM-EDY.

POSTDOC POSITION IN MECHANICAL / NAVAL ARCHITECTURE AND MARINE ENGINEERING, UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN

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Dr. Harish Ganesh (Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering), Prof. Jesse Capecelatro (Department of Mechanical Engineering), and Prof. Steven Ceccio (Department of Mechanical Engineering) are currently seeking a post-doctoral scholar for a one-year position.

Job Description:

This position involves developing numerical methods to leverage time-resolved 3-D experimental measurements using Particle Image Velocimetry (PIV) and Particle Tracking Velocimetry (PTV). Specifically, the project aims at developing a particle based numerical framework to augment experimentally obtained PTV data in the near- and far-wake behind a bluff body. The candidate should have a PhD in Engineering or a related field (e.g., Physics, Mathematics, or Computer Science) with experience in Scientific Computing (proficiency in MPI and Python) and an interest in high Reynold’s number turbulent flows.

How to Apply:

If you are interested in this position, please email your curriculum vitae and at least two references to Jesse Capecelatro at jcaps@umich.edu.

Postdoc Position at Johns Hopkins University

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Profs. Michael Shields and Lori Graham-Brady are seeking a postdoctoral scholar for a joint collaborative program on uncertainty quantification of mechanical property predictions based on data-driven and/or machine learning models. In the short term, the focus of this project will be on developing UQ tools for Deep Neural Network models that connect image data to material properties. In the longer term this is expected to expand to a spectrum of ML and other data-driven models. Finally, we hope to explore UQ for interconnected models, e.g., in a hierarchical multi-scale construct.

Successful candidates for the position will have a demonstrated track record of scholarly research, and experience in uncertainty quantification, machine learning, and/or computational mechanics. Due to the broad range of expertise requested, we are open to candidates who have more significant expertise in one of these areas and who are interested in developing further knowledge in the other domains. Initial appointment is for one year with the expectation of renewal for a second year pending satisfactory performance. We are committed to recruiting a diverse community of faculty, students, and staff, and to cultivating an inclusive environment that supports, fosters and celebrates all the ways in which the broad differences among us make us better.

Interested candidates are asked to submit their CV and a brief cover letter to Profs. Graham-Brady and Shields. Please email materials to both lori@jhu.edu and michael.shields@jhu.edu.

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

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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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HIRING IMMEDIATELY.

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.

Qualifications:

  • 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 linderma@umich.edu and Denise Kirschner kirschne@umich.edu. 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.

Requirements

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
CV/Resume
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
drd@umich.edu.

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: https://www.helmholtz-hida.de/en/new-horizons/helmholtz-visiting-researcher-grant/

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

Sign up here: https://tms.aloom.de/info-session-hida-research-grants-/

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:
careers@research.fchampalimaud.org and alfonso.renart@neuro.fchampalimaud.org