Assistant / Associate Professor of Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Mechanics
Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology
Russian Federation

Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology


Assistant/Associate Professor

in Advanced Manufacturing and Applied Mechanics 


The Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials (CDMM) of the Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology (Skoltech) invites applications for two faculty positions at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor in the areas of: (1) Composites and Advanced Materials, (2) Additive Manufacturing, (3) Industrial Robotics, and (4) Applied Mechanics with a tentative starting date of January 2021.


(1)   Composites and Advanced Materials:


CDMM seeks for exceptional candidates with expertise in multifunctional polymer composites and advanced materials manufacturing technologies and with an emphasis on polymer chemistry and physics. The successful candidate will have a broad multidisciplinary background and proficiency in fundamental and applied research and is expected to lead an active team of researchers and graduate students in the Laboratory for Composite Materials and Structures. The Laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the art pultrusion, vacuum-assisted infusion, pressing and filament-winding systems as well as advanced mechanical testing equipment. Research scientists, postdocs, and graduate students are actively involved in research on modern manufacturing technologies, including the development of new materials and structural concepts based on numerical simulations and optimization, and characterization and certification of composite materials. The areas of interest for the position include: chemistry of polymers and composite materials; shape memory polymers for composites; concepts of novel design and advanced manufacturing technologies; smart materials and structures; multifunctional composites.


(2)   Additive Manufacturing:


CDMM seeks for exceptional candidates with emphasis across all areas of additive manufacturing and materials processing technologies. They are expected to lead an active team of researchers and graduate students in the Laboratory for Additive Manufacturing. The Laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment for: 3D printing of plastics, metals, and ceramics; additive technologies of powder-bed fusion, stereolithography, binder jetting, and direct energy deposition; modern post-processing and characterization equipment. Outstanding candidates with expertise in these and other related areas will be considered.


(3)   Industrial Robotics:


CDMM is looking for highly motivated candidates with research and development skills and  the ability to lead an active team of researchers and graduate students to contribute to the research fields of the Laboratory for Industrial Robotics. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise that integrates strongly with the interdisciplinary team of CDMM faculty. The Laboratory is equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment from all major robot-producers: Kuka, Fanuc, and ABB. The areas of interest for the position include: design and control of robots in manufacturing processes; soft robots; medical and biocompatible robots; origami-based engineering; robots for space exploration; advanced systems for robotic fabrication; robotic sensing systems; micro-robots and service robots.


(4)   Applied Mechanics:


CDMM seeks for exceptional candidates with skills to lead an active team of researchers and graduate students to contribute to the research fields of focus of the Laboratory for Micro-Nano-Mechanics. The areas of interest for the position include: theoretical, experimental and applied research in the areas of mechanics of micro- and nano- manufacturing that are related to process innovation with feature sizes less than one hundred micrometers, including droplets, bubbles, aerosols, films, molecular monolayers, etc.; solid, fluid, and multiphase mechanics with applications to materials and manufacturing; digital design, experimental development, and full-scale testing of micro-nano-structured materials and systems (“smart” materials, opto-mechanical sensors); quantum and classical DFT applications, molecular dynamics of polymers, chemistry of sizing and functionalization.


All the positions above require that the candidates hold a Ph.D. degree in Engineering, Mechanics, Physics, Applied Mathematics, Computational Science, or related areas by the start of the appointment. For the Associate Professor position, candidates are expected to have at least 6 years of academic or industrial experience after obtaining their Ph.D. degree.


The successful candidates must provide evidence of high-quality scholarly output and/or evidence of successful industrial projects. The candidates will be committed to research activities at the CDMM, to strengthening educational program of CDMM in Digital Engineering and Applied Mechanics, providing leadership to the team, recruiting and mentoring outstanding new researchers, and promoting partnerships with industry. Faculty duties include teaching at a graduate level, advising students, and conducting fundamental and applied research. All activities at Skoltech are carried out in English, therefore, candidates must demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills in English.


The Skolkovo Institute of Science and Technology is an English-speaking international graduate research university in Moscow, Russia. Established in 2011 in collaboration with MIT, Skoltech advances scientific knowledge, educates global leaders in innovation and fosters new technologies to address critical issues facing Russia and the world. Skoltech is an integral part of the Skolkovo Innovation Center that comprises a complete high-tech city with a number of international R&D centers and start-up incubators.


The mission of the Skoltech Center for Design, Manufacturing and Materials is to conduct research, education, and innovation activities to improve the product and materials realization cycle to accelerate innovation for the benefit of society. Special emphasis is placed on advanced performance technologies for composite materials and structures, advanced manufacturing, computer aided design and engineering, computational materials design, micro- and nano- mechanics of materials. CDMM closely cooperates with industry and involves companies in the definition of plans, the development of programs, and the transfer of knowledge and know-how.


Skoltech offers:

  • a challenging job in an international, dynamic and professional environment
  • synergy between science, technology and innovation
  • internationally competitive compensation package
  • a significant research start-up package
  • excellent research and computational infrastructure.

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The application must be submitted online at: and should include: cover letter, CV with a list of publications, research and teaching statements, a statement of interest or involvement in innovation, and at least three letters of recommendation. Please note the code of the current vacancy that you will need when filling out the application form: [74_AP_CM]


The application submission deadline is August 31, 2020. The selection of candidates for the position will take place beginning in September of 2020.


Skoltech is committed to diversity and equality, and all are invited to apply without regard for gender, race or national origin.

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