Postdoctoral Associate


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Postdoctoral Associate

  • Job Number: 23618
  • Functional Area: Research - Other
  • Department: MIT Energy Initiative
  • School Area: VP Research
  • Employment Type: Full-time Temporary (Hybrid)
  • Employment Category: Exempt
  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes
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Job Description

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, MIT Energy Initiative (MITEI), to assume a position in techno-economic analysis (TEA) and life cycle analysis (LCA).   Will work for MITEI’s TEA analysis group on multiple projects of low-carbon fuel production, industrial decarbonization, biomass conversion, and lab-scale experimental scale-up. The position offers an opportunity to interact and work closely with researchers at MITEI’s Future Energy Systems Center.  

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  Ph.D. in chemical or mechanical engineering or a subject pertinent to the research area; expertise and a relevant track record in chemical process modeling (using Aspen software), techno-economic assessment (cash flow analysis),  life cycle assessment (GREET or other LCA software), and supply chain analysis; ability to present research results in meetings and workshops, prepare quarterly progress reports, and publish papers at international conferences and in peer-reviewed journals; excellent communication skills; ability to work with minimal supervision, prioritize work, and meet deadlines; and spoken and written English language fluency.  PREFERRED:  demonstrated knowledge of using commercial process modeling software such as Aspen Plus, programming languages such as MATLAB or Python is preferred. Job #23618

In addition to applying through the MIT website, applicants are asked to send their application package (full CV and a cover letter) to Dr. Guiyan Zang at  Applicants should also arrange to have at least two letters of recommendation sent to the above email address.

The project will be based at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology campus in Cambridge, MA, with the option of working a hybrid schedule.

This is a one-year position with the possibility of renewal depending on the progress achieved and continued funding.


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Location: United States of America, Massachusetts
Categories: Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, PhD, Research Associate,


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