Post‐Doctoral Research Fellow: Transforming Material Architecture (ME-PDSK012013) (Job Code: ME-PDSK012013)
    Mechanical Engineering (ME)
    Applications are invited for the position of Post‐Doctoral Research Fellow, as part of a joint research project between the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The project’s Principal Investigators are:
    • Dr. S Kumar, Masdar Institute 
    • Professor Mary Boyce, MIT
    The successful candidate will work on a collaborative interdisciplinary research project. The project aims at developing dynamically transformative camouflage materials which would have potential applications in diverse fields at several length scales. The Research Fellow will work on analytical and computational modeling, prototyping using 3D printing and experimental evaluation. The fellow will be mainly based at the Masdar Institute campus in Abu Dhabi, but will also have opportunities to visit MIT to work and interact with the MIT team. 
      About Masdar Institute
      The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology is the world's first graduate-level university dedicated to providing real-world solutions to issues of sustainability. The Institute's goal is to become a world-class research-driven graduate-level university, focusing on advanced energy and sustainable technologies. The Institute, which was created in collaboration with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), integrates theory and practice to incubate a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship, working to develop the critical thinkers and leaders of tomorrow. Masdar Institute is situated in Masdar City (, an emerging global clean-technology cluster that aims to be one of the world's most sustainable urban developments, powered by renewable energy and providing students and researchers with a unique opportunity to live and learn in a true "living laboratory" environment.
        The ideal candidate will have a PhD in a relevant discipline (Engineering or Applied Mathematics) and an established track record, which is evident by publication in top quality journals. Expertise in one or more of the following areas is a must: analytical/computational solid mechanics, micro- and nano-composites, experimental mechanics, multi-scale modeling, biomimetics, and/or soft mater.
          The position will offer a very competitive salary package (tax‐free). The position will be for an initial duration of 12 months, extendable (up to 2 or 3 years) depending on funding and performance.
            Application Information
            To apply, applicants must submit the information detailed below by email to Dr. S. Kumar at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. specifying the program code ME-PDSK012013. 
            • Applicant name and contact information
            • Curriculum vitae
            • Statements of research and teaching interests
            • An application letter describing the applicant’s current position and how his/her experience matches the position requirements
            • Email contact information for at least three references.

            Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. The candidate is expected to start at the earliest possible date. While we thank all applicants for their interest, only those under consideration will be contacted for a follow-up interview.