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Research Assistant (Part time) – Mechanical Engineering (MechE)

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Carnegie Mellon University

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

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Sun, 06 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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Job Description Research Assistant (Part-time) – Mechanical Engineering (MechE) Description: In Carnegie Mellon University’s Department of Mechanical Engineering (MechE), faculty members, researchers, and students are revolutionizing focus areas in advanced manufacturing, bioengineering, computational engineering, energy and the environment, product design, and robotics. In addition, they are using their expertise in interdisciplinary research centers across the university. We are seeking a Research Associate to join the Venkat Viswanathan Lab at MechE. In this role, you will follow research plans in order to collect, record and manipulate research data. You will maintain accuracy and detailed research records. You will assist in developing machine-learning software within our ARPA-E DIFFERENTIATE program and such other tasks that are assigned to you. The research focus for the Venkat Viswanathan Lab is on identifying the scientific principles governing material design, inorganic, organic, and biomaterials, for novel energy conversion and storage routes. The material design is carried out through a suite of computational methods being developed in the group, and validated by experiments. Some key research thrusts include identifying principles of electrolytes design (organic material) that can tune electrode catalysis, identification of new anode, cathode (inorganic materials), and electrolyte materials for next generation batteries, and new electrocatalysts (inorganic) and biomaterials for energy storage and separation applications. In addition to material design, the group is involved in several cross-cutting areas such as battery controls, electric vehicle security, and GPU accelerated computing. Core responsibilities include: – Develop machine learning models related to molecules and materials – Integrate models and test the performance on materials datasets You should have strong attention to detail, excellent customer service, a collaborative approach. Adaptability, excellence, and passion are vital qualities within Mechanical Engineering. Inclusion, collaboration and cultural sensitivity are valued proficiencies at CMU. Therefore, we are in search of a team member who is able to effectively interact with a diverse population of internal and external partners at a high level of integrity. We are looking for someone who shares our values and who will support the mission of the university through their work. Qualifications: – Master’s Degree in a relevant field, e.g. Materials Science, Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering – 0-1 year of Record Management, Data Entry, Data Collection and Analysis and Research Experience required – Experience in a collaborative research environment – Experience in research, software development/maintenance Are you interested in this opportunity? Please apply! Requirements: – Background check More Information: Please visit Why Carnegie Mellon to learn more about becoming part of an institution inspiring innovations that change the world. A listing of our employee benefits is available at: Carnegie Mellon University is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran. Statement of Assurance: States-Pennsylvania-PittsburghPart TimeAssociate’s Degree or equivalenttrue