Post-doc Researcher

Massachusetts, United States
Salary Not Specified
Sep 29, 2020
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
Engineering Job Description

Job Summary

Conduct independent research with the focus aligned to Prof. Kris Dorsey’s research programs in flexible sensors and soft robotics and guide undergraduate researchers in carrying out related work. The area of research that the postdoctoral researcher would contribute to is an investigation of origami metamaterial substrates towards tuning the properties of flexible mechanical sensors.

Essential Functions

Computer simulation (60%)

· Use of finite element analysis software

· Use of MATLAB

Literature review and writing (30%)

· Literature review of recently published relevant work

· Preparing archival publications

Synchronous, collaborative work (10%)

· Progress meetings with PI

· Collaboration and mentoring undergraduate students

Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, education, experience, certifications, licenses)

Ph.D. in electrical engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mechanical engineering, materials science, or a closely related field is required.

Skills & Preferred Qualifications

Excellent written and oral communication. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with undergraduates. Desire to be a member of an interdisciplinary team and conduct research at a women’s liberal arts college. Experience using finite element analysis software (Comsol, ANSYS), 3D modeling software (Solidworks, Fusion 360), and basic programming skills.

Please attach/upload a current resume and cover letter in order for your application to be considered for this position.

Review of applications will begin

September 14, 2020

Compensation Grade:

Grade X Exempt

Position Type:

Fixed Term

About Smith College

Located in Northampton, MA, Smith College is one of the largest women’s colleges in the country and is dedicated to excellence in teaching and research across the liberal arts. A faculty of outstanding scholars interact with students in small classes, as advisors, and through student-faculty research projects. The College is a member of the Five College Consortium with Amherst, Hampshire and Mt. Holyoke Colleges, and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. Students cross-enroll and faculty cross-teach across the Five Colleges.

Smith College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, age, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression or veteran status in the recruitment and employment of faculty and staff, and the operation of any of its programs and activities, as specified by all applicable laws and regulations. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.