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Massachusetts Institute of Technology Postdoctoral Associate in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Postdoctoral Associate

  • Job Number: 19447

  • Functional Area: Research - Engineering

  • Department: Sociotechnical Systems Research Center

  • School Area: Schwarzman College of Computing

  • Employment Type: Full-Time Temporary

  • Employment Category: Exempt

  • Visa Sponsorship Available: Yes

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    Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

POSTDOCTORAL ASSOCIATE, Sociotechnical Systems Research Center (SSRC)-Systems Engineering Advancement Research Initiative ( ,to join a collaborative program at the intersection of engineering and sociotechnical systems design as related to digital transformation. Will collaborate with researchers to investigate current and future model-based practice in engineering and manufacturing enterprises. Research activities may include systematic literature review; case studies; stakeholder surveys and interviews; empirical observation, experiments, and modeling; use of qualitative and mixed methods; action research; and capability and assessment frameworks. Will be expected to regularly present research results in meetings and workshops and to collaborate on publications for conferences and peer-reviewed journals. This position offers an opportunity to work with collaborating universities and industry partners to advance theory and practice of model-centric engineering from the sociotechnical perspective, working across sectors including manufacturing, transportation, energy, and others.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: Ph.D. in systems engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, enterprise systems, human factors, or other relevant field; and the ability to demonstrate a record of individual initiative and originality in research. Interdisciplinary and collaborative research experiences are desired. Job #19447 This is a one-year position, available immediately, with the possibility of renewal depending upon progress achieved and continued funding. Applicants should be prepared to provide a research statement, a recent authored/co-authored publication, and two recommendation letters when requested. 3/29/21