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The Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering has the following open positions.

Postdoctoral Positions

Postdoctoral Associate

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), to work in the area of environmental remote sensing as part of a collaborative, NSF-funded project.  Will focus on detecting and estimating fine-grained changes in tropical forests mediated by both natural and man-made forces.  Will join a collaboration between Saurabh AminDave Des MaraisDara Entekhabi, and Charles Harvey and be directly advised by one or two of the principal investigators according to the postdoc’s interests/background. The broader project addresses illicit supply networks, particularly the timber trade, with a focus on using analytics and model-based tools to detect and disrupt illegal operations in these networks. Will also have an opportunity to develop an independent research project related to the central aims of the program.

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Postdoctoral Associate, Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub)

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)-Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub), to conduct research, create tools, develop educational materials, and participate in implementation projects on life cycle assessment (LCA), life cycle cost analysis (LCCA), and asset management of pavements and pavement networks. One research topic will focus on developing streamlined LCA and LCCA methodologies that can be used to support pavement design, with an emphasis on incorporating uncertainty into the methods. Another topic will revolve around the development of efficient methods to capture characteristics of urban areas using GIS data to quantify the impacts of pavement reflectivity on the urban heat island effect and global warming potential. Other activities will include developing software tools, case studies, and educational materials for practitioners who would use these approaches to support design, maintenance, and asset management decisions. This will partially be accomplished through implementation projects with practitioners.  Will collaborate and interact with CSHub faculty, research staff, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and research sponsors and implementation partners.

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Postdoctoral Associate, Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub)

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)-Concrete Sustainability Hub (CSHub), to conduct research, create tools, develop educational materials, and participate in implementation projects on decarbonization pathways and circular economy opportunities for cement and concrete.  The research will focus on evaluating the feasibility and quantifying the potential of different strategies to lower the carbon footprint of cement and concrete in buildings and infrastructure.  In addition, opportunities to make use of different waste materials in cement and concrete based on regional supply and demand will be assessed as part of circular economy targets. Other activities will include developing software tools, case studies, and educational materials for practitioners who would use the outcomes of the work. This will partially be accomplished through implementation projects with practitioners.  Will collaborate and interact with CSHub faculty, research staff, postdoctoral associates, graduate students, and research sponsors and implementation partners.

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Postdoctoral Associate, Marelli Lab

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATECivil and Environmental Engineering, to assume a position in structural protein design and synthetic biology in the Marelli Lab. The project involves the design of new structural proteins using AI/ML tools and/or currently available software and algorithms for the design, modeling and computational analysis of protein structures (e.g., Rosetta, Gromacs).
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Staff Positions

Administrative Assistant to Faculty Members

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 2, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), to provide administrative support to four CEE faculty members. Will assist faculty members and their research groups with all administrative, academic, operations , and some finance matters related to the smooth operations of their research groups. Will also support the department’s Distinguished Speakers Seminar Series.

Schedule to be determined. Occasional late evening hours may be required. Learn more and apply

Event Planning Assistant

EVENTS PLANNING ASSISTANT 1, Civil and Environmental Engineering (32-40 hrs/wk.), to perform complex and diverse administrative duties in support of event operations. Will assist with organizing all department-wide events, conferences, seminars, workshops, and large meetings.

Will work 32-40 hours per week depending on the needs of the department. Learn more and apply

Administrative Assistant II

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 2, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), to provide administrative support for the day-to-day operation of CEE headquarters (HQ). Will serve as the main point of contact for students, faculty, researchers, and staff; and for contractors, vendors, and repair people (both internal and external). Responsibilities will include promptly communicating information related to Building 1 facility matters; serving as the initial point of contact for visitors to CEE headquarters and answering the HQ telephone; taking room reservations; placing orders for HQ and placing facilities requests for Building 1; providing administrative support to faculty members as needed; acting as the primary card/key access contact for Building-1 and as the CEE parking coordinator; and providing administrative support to a portfolio of faculty.

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Communication Lab Administrator

COMMUNICATION LAB ADMINISTRATOR, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) (part-time, 60%), to lead the CEE Communication Lab, a peer-coaching organization that helps students and postdocs in the department learn to write, speak, and design visuals more effectively within the CEE field. Will work closely with the Communication Lab’s senior program manager and the CEE department head to achieve departmental goals and collaborate with the larger interdepartmental Communication Lab team; and integrate Communication Lab resources into the CEE community and design and enhance initiatives to meet the community’s needs. The main responsibilities will be strategy/outreach, management of a team of communication fellows (graduate student and postdoc peer coaches), educational design and instruction for communication needs, and administration. Learn more and apply

MIT is an equal-opportunity/affirmative action employer. Women and underrepresented minorities are especially encouraged to apply.

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. MIT’s full policy on Nondiscrimination can be found here.