University of Pittsburgh, Materials Science

Position ID:University of Pittsburgh-Materials Science-POSTDOC [#16572]
Position Title: Postdoctoral Research Associate: Saidi Lab
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15261, United States
Subject Areas: Materials Science / Computational
Data Science / Machine Learning
Appl Deadline: (posted 2020/07/22, listed until 2021/01/22)
Position Description:    

A computational materials postdoctoral position to work on research supported by the National Science Foundation is available in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at the University of Pittsburgh, starting immediately.  The focus of the research is materials modeling using multiscale simulations, machine learning, and high throughput simulations. More specifically, you will be part of Professor Wissam A. Saidi’s group, who is working on the development and application of machine learning methods to accelerate materials modeling based on first-principle methods for broadly defined materials. For more information about the group, please see

The duration of the appointment can be up to 3 years based on research productivity, performance, and mutual agreement.

A Ph.D. in Materials Science or a related field is required. The postdoctoral scholar will be expected to take a leading role in the use and development of machine learning-based methods to accelerate materials design based on atomistic and first-principles methods.

The postdoc is expected to actively participate in the dissemination of research findings through weekly meetings with the PI and other group members, author monthly reports, publish in top journals, and aid in the training of graduate and undergraduate students.

The University of Pittsburgh is ranked 37th in the world's top 100 global universities by Newsweek International, and second in the nation for nanoscale research (Small Times, 6(3) 2006). The Places Rated Almanac named Pittsburgh recently as "America's Most Livable City." For information on benefits, please check

To apply for this position, please send a resume with the names and contact information for three references, and a cover letter that justifies how your education, research experience and expertise is a good fit for the position. To obtain more information, please contact Professor Saidi:

Professor Wissam A. Saidi
Dept. of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh
636 Benedum Hall
Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science
University of Pittsburgh
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