2 year postdoc on micro-porosity of asphaltic materials (CNRS-MIT)

Postdoctoral Position available at the Joint CNRS-MIT unit in the department of Civil & Environmental Engineering at MIT (2 years)

Job Description
The joint CNRS-MIT Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher for a new project in the area of bitumen. The project is a jointly led by Prof. Franz Ulm (MIT), Prof. Roland Pellenq (CNRS/MIT) and Dr. Thibaut Divoux (CNRS/MIT) and will have collaborations with Prof. Renal Backov (Univ. Bordeaux) and industry (Ferrovial). The main goal of the project is to gain insight on the micro-porosity of asphaltic materials, gather information on the pore size distribution and the structure of the porous network, and determine its implications on the mechanical properties of asphalt pavement with the goal to improve their strength and durability. The position will be based in Cambridge at MIT, for 2 years. This position is to be filled as soon as possible.

* Ph.D. in area of mechanical engineering, materials science engineering, physics or related disciplines
* Candidates are expected to have expertise in experimental soft matter, mechanical tests and programming language such as Matlab or Python
* Candidates with additional experience in micro- or nano-indentation, rheology, electronic microscopy, Atomic Force microscopy will have an added advantage
* Good command of written and spoken English
* Ability to collaborate, work in teams and interact with industrial collaborators

Interested candidates should email to tdivoux@mit.edu the following documents:

(1) a personal CV (including a publication list)
(2) a concise research statement outlining research experience and interests
(3) contact information for 3 professional references

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