Research Scientist - Mechanical Engineering, Cagan Lab-2011668

Carnegie Mellon University

Pittsburgh, PA

ID: 7055701
Posted: February 3, 2019

Job Description


It is an exciting time to join the Carnegie Mellon community. Founded in 1900 by Andrew Carnegie, the institution has soared to national and international leadership in higher education and research, especially since 1967 when the Carnegie Institute of Technology merged with the Mellon Institute for Industrial Research to form Carnegie Mellon University. A birthplace of innovation since its founding, and continues to be recognized for creativity, solutions to real-world problems, and interdisciplinary teamwork. Its alumni have earned distinction around the globe — from Nobel-Prize recipients to Tony-Award winners, from Wall Street CEOs to Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, and from groundbreaking educators to pioneering researchers.

Carnegie Mellon is a highly regarded global research university, ranking 23rd in the world according to the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. For more than a decade, CMU has consistently ranked among the top 25 universities in the U.S. News and World Report rankings.

The university’s primary educational goal remains the cultivation of deep expertise within each student’s chosen field. To excel in the 21st century, students must have the ability to recognize, frame, and address complex problems; the capacity to combine reflection with appropriate action; the ability to communicate effectively; the skill to work productively with diverse collaborators; the motivation to work within and contribute to professional and social networks; an understanding of the importance of physical and emotional wellness, including a balance between professional and personal activities; and the commitment to learn continuously throughout their lives and careers. These are all educational values across the university.

Beyond its Pittsburgh campus, Carnegie Mellon University’s global presence includes campuses in Silicon Valley and Qatar, and degree-granting locations in Los Angeles, New York City, Washington, D.C., Australia, Portugal, and Rwanda, as well as numerous other research educational partnerships around the world. The College of Engineering is the primary academic program in many of these locations.

The College of Engineering consistently ranks nationally among the top ten engineering programs in the U.S., and along with the rest of the CMU community has been a significant player in Pittsburgh's transformation into one of the country's hubs for technology entrepreneurship and innovation.

A Research Scientist Position is available to work with Professor Jonathan Cagan in the Department of Mechanical Engineering. The position focuses on computational design and problem solving and requires a Ph.D. in computer science, software engineering, mechanical engineering or related fields. Skills and experience in data mining/machine learning, AI, optimization, and programming required. Familiarity with design research methods desirable. In addition, excellent and demonstrated inter-personal communication and leadership skills are required as this position will be the collaborate with the sponsor, other research teams, and our distributed research teams. The candidate is expected to lead collaborative research and initiate new research projects. Candidates will also advise PhD and MS students, and provide group organization.


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