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 Amin, Dave Des Marais, Dara 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.
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.
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.
POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Civil 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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Senior Administrative Assistant, Civil and Environment Engineering (CEE), to provide high-level administrative support for the Parsons Laboratory director and for CEE in general. Will independently run the day-to-day administrative operations of the laboratory, while also identifying, coordinating, and managing larger-scale and longer-term projects in the building (48). Responsibilities include overseeing renovation projects, improvements to common and office spaces, EHS-related activities, and all major events/meetings in the building; serving as the primary administrative point of contact for members of the Parsons’ community; utilizing in-depth knowledge of MIT to address facilities/equipment problems as they arise and to make space improvements; serving as the primary point of contact for contractors, vendors, repair personnel, visitors and other members of the MIT community and beyond; updating and implementing policies related to space/desk allocation, room reservations, facilities requests, etc., and building and maintaining databases for recording these activities; handling communications to the Parsons community (and to CEE as a whole as necessary) regarding space, events, and facilities; choosing vendors and placing orders for Parsons’ operations, submitting facilities/custodial/EHS requests, and acting as the primary card/key access for CEE-Parsons Laboratory.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT 2, Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), to provide administrative support to four faculty members and a large-scale departmental seminar series (Distinguished Seminar Series). Will assist faculty members and their research groups in all administrative, academic, operations, and some finance matters related to the smooth operations of their research groups. Responsibilities include serving as the main administrative point of contact; complex calendar management for assigned faculty and group members; serving as the main point of contact for class materials preparation and assisting with coordinating all class-related activities; coordinating events for domestic and international audiences, including logistics, advertising, and operations; making domestic and international travel arrangements and preparing expense reports; assisting with purchasing, including getting quotes, following up with vendors, creating POs, and managing invoices; managing the financial review and control process; processing reimbursements for out-of-pocket expenses; handling meeting arrangements, including booking rooms, ordering/picking up food, setting up and closing rooms; picking up and/or distributing purchases/orders, mail, or documents/forms and assisting with returns and time-sensitive mail and orders; performing library and web searches; maintaining high-quality web pages; initiating maintaining databases; maintain filing systems; verifying and reconciling ProCard charges; and other duties as needed.
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