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INVIGORATE SIGMA
WE'LL RECIPROCATE

One Postdoc Position

 

The Yazdani SIGMa lab invites applicants for one postdoc position in AI-assisted discovery of materials or multiscale simulation of composites available immediately. Only individuals meeting the following requirements are encouraged to apply. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Developing AI-assisted multiscale computational models

  • Publishing papers

  • Mentoring undergraduate research assistants

  • Participating in collaborative opportunities beyond the project

  • Assisting in developing grant proposals

 

Required Qualifications 

  • Ph.D. in mechanical/materials/civil Engineering, or a related field 

  • Strong background in computational materials science: Proficiency in computational methods, such as density functional theory (DFT), molecular dynamics (MD), or Monte Carlo simulations, is essential.

  • Experience with materials modeling software: Proficiency in LAMMPS and one FEM software is required.

  • Strong AI and machine learning background: In-depth knowledge of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) techniques, with a focus on their application to materials science problems is required.

  • Research experience: A track record of conducting independent research in computational materials engineering, as evidenced by publications in reputable journals, is required. 

  • Programming skills: Proficiency in Python or MATLAB is required.

  • Expertise in materials characterization: Knowledge of experimental techniques for materials characterization and the ability to correlate computational predictions with experimental results is desired. 

  • Strong writing skills

  • Positive attitude, growth mindset, passion, tenacity, time management skills, willingness to learn new things

 

Compensation package 

Competitive salary, health insurance, visa support, mentorship opportunities, and intellectual property rights

 

Contact information

Interested individuals who meet all the requirements listed above are encouraged to send the following to Dr. Hessam Yazdani at hyazdani*missouri** by October 10, 2023 (replace * with @ and ** with .edu):

  • current CV

  • contact information of two references

  • a short statement describing why you would be a good fit and verifying that you meet all the requirements listed above

 

Please put “Prospective Postdoc at SIGMa” in the subject line to avoid having your email inadvertently overlooked. NOTE: The review of applications could take up to a month. Please be patient and do not make follow-ups. You will be notified of the decision.

Multiple PhD Positions

 

The Yazdani SIGMa lab invites applicants for multiple Ph.D. positions in Geotechnical Engineering with research projects focused on multiscale mechanics of polymer nanocomposites starting spring 2024. Only individuals meeting the following requirements are encouraged to apply. 

 

Responsibilities

  • Fabricating, testing, and characterizing reinforced soil and polymer composite samples

  • Developing AI-assisted multiscale computational models

  • Publishing papers

  • Mentoring undergraduate research assistants

  • Participating in collaborative opportunities beyond the project

  • Collaborating on side projects

 

Required Qualifications 

  • MSc in civil or mechanical or materials engineering

  • Background in multiscale modeling and simulation of soils and materials (molecular dynamics, DEM, FEM, ...) [required], microscopy, and machine learning with Python

  • Strong writing skills

  • Positive attitude, growth mindset, passion, tenacity, time management skills, willingness to learn new things

 

Admission Requirements

https://gradschool.missouri.edu/policy/minimum-admission-requirements/

Compensation package and contact information

Assistantships include a monthly stipend, tuition support, and health insurance.

 

Contact information

Interested individuals who meet all the requirements listed above are encouraged to send the following to Dr. Hessam Yazdani at hyazdani*missouri** by October 10, 2023 (replace * with @ and ** with .edu):

  • current CV

  • contact information of three references

  • a short statement describing why you would be a good fit and verifying that you meet all the requirements listed above

 

 Please put “Prospective PhD student in SIGMa - Sp 2024” in the subject line to avoid having your email inadvertently overlooked. NOTE: The review of applications could take up to a month. Please be patient and do not make follow-ups. You will be notified of the decision.

Undergraduate Research Assistants

Paid URA positions are usually available in SIGMa. Strong willingness to learn independently, the ability to work as part of a collaborative team, and strong writing skills are required.
The selection process will be based on academic merit. Interested undergraduate students are encouraged to contact Dr. Yazdani with a current CV.

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