Postdoctoral Associate


Duke University, Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science

Durham, NC - Jun 20, 2022

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Occupational Summary Conduct independent research activities under the guidance of a faculty mentor in preparation for a full-time academic or research career.

Work Performed DEFINITION: The Postdoctoral Appointee holds a Ph.D.

or equivalent doctorate (e.g.

ScD, MD, DVM).

Candidates with non-US degrees may be required to provide proof of degree equivalency.

1.

A candidate may also be appointed to a postdoctoral position if the candidate has completed all of the requirements for a degree but the degree has not been formally conferred: in this case, the candidate may present evidence of completion of the degree requirements, together with a statement documenting the date on which the degree is to be conferred.

If the degree is not conferred by this projected date, the postdoctoral appointment may be terminated.

2.

Note for international candidates: Generally, immigration classifications (e.g., H-1B, J-1, etc.) require that the requisite degree be conferred before a petition can be filed or a visa document issued to sponsor the individual.

The term of the appointment is limited (see Section 5 of the Postdoc Policy for the length of the appointment).

The appointment involves substantially full-time research or scholarship and may include teaching responsibilities.

The Postdoctoral Appointee functions under the supervision of a mentor or a department at Duke University.

The Postdoctoral Appointee is expected to publish the results of his or her research or scholarship during the period of the appointment.

EXPECTATION: The conscientious discharge of research or scholarship responsibilities, which may include teaching responsibilities for Postdoctoral Associates Conformance to standards of responsible conduct in research Compliance with good scholarly and research practice Maintenance of a laboratory notebook and/or other comparable records of research activity, which remains the property of Duke University upon termination Adherence to University standards regarding the use of chemicals and the like Open and timely discussion with the mentor regarding all facets of the Postdoctoral Appointee's research activities.

Postdoctoral Appointees are encouraged to consult the AAMC Compact Between Postdoctoral Appointees and Their Mentors for suggested guidelines for the Postdoctoral Appointee-mentor relationship Prompt disclosure to the mentor regarding the possession and desire to distribute materials, reagents, software, and copyrightable and potentially patentable discoveries derived from the Postdoctoral Appointee's research.

Collegial conduct towards members of the research group and others as described in the Duke University School of Medicine Honor Code of Professional Conduct and other relevant conduct policies about other schools at Duke University.

Compliance with all applicable University and departmental policies and procedures.

Primary responsibility will be to participate in leading our research activities toward applying computation and artificial intelligence/machine learning to develop FAIR datasets in the domain of mechanical metamaterials, as part of a collaborative DOE-funded project with other researchers at Duke and Caltech.

Candidate should be able to conduct physics-based finite element simulations of metamaterial structures, develop new methods to understand relations between structure and dispersion curves through interpretable machine learning, apply new insights to scientific discovery through benchmark design challenges, as well as deploy the FAIR datasets widely to the research community.

The project will involve interfacing with our collaborators at Duke and Caltech, presentation of results at group meetings and conferences, writing reports/proposals/ manuscripts for funding agencies and journals, mentoring graduate/undergraduate members of the group, and possibly teaching or outreach activities.

The appointment will be for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second year.

Required Qualifications at this Level Education/Training The candidate should have a Ph.D.

in Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Computer Science, or a related area.

Experience 0+ years of postgraduate experience Skills The candidate must have excellent programming skills and experience with finite element software packages.

The candidate must have experience with physics-based modeling and simulation of structural metamaterials.

The candidate should have knowledge of and desire to learn more about machine learning and database/data science methods.

This job description intends to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.

Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities.

Additional information and provision requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.



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