Two New Job Opportunities with HEMI

Apr 18, 2017 | No Comments | By Michelle Pagano

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (HEMI) is seeking applicants for two positions within the institute – a research faculty position in the area of dynamic behavior of materials and structures and a postdoctoral fellow position in the area of multiscale impact simulations for planetary science. Below are brief descriptions of each opportunity.

Research Faculty Position
The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a research professor (at any rank) in the broad area of dynamic behavior of materials and structures. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) high strain rates, impact dynamics, wave propagation and shocks. Application areas of interest include defense, planetary science, energetics and biomechanics. Experiments, theory and simulation are all of interest. The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, materials science, physics, space science or related fields. She/he is expected to establish a strong, funded research program, and may also engage in the academic program. Some potential funding sources may require US citizenship or permanent residency.

Postdoctoral Fellow Position
A new postdoctoral fellow position is available within the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute ( at Johns Hopkins University. The position is in the development and implementation of multiscale impact simulations for applications in planetary science, with a focus on impact into asteroids and moons. The postdoctoral fellow is expected to assist in the development of computational approaches for such simulations, as well as addressing specific applications that involve rotating bodies. The potential candidate should have a Ph.D. in planetary science, geophysics, mechanics, physics, or computer science. A background in large-scale computations, numerical methods and/or impact would be valuable. The selected candidate will work under the supervision of Professor K.T. Ramesh.

The Johns Hopkins University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. For more information and application instructions for each of these opportunities, click here.

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