Following are a list of open positions available at the Department of Materials Engineering.

Project Associate for a National supercomputing mission project titled “Repository of High performance phase-field solvers for MicrostructureSimulation (MicroSim)”

Essential Qualifications: As per the DST requirements for the Principal Project Associate position.

Desirable Qualification: M.Tech/M.Sc in any field that is involved with computational studies requiring the development of codes and post-processing tools.

Description: The work will involve the organization of phase-field solvers into a software stack that will released on Git-Hub as a OpenSource tool for phase-field modeling. The work will involve programming for high-performance computing infrastructure as part of the National supercomputing facilities.

More information will be available by writing to abhiknc@iisc.ac.in.

Emoluments: As per IISc/DST-SERB rules

Duration: 2 years commencing immediately

How to apply: Interested and qualified candidates should send their applications as PDF files furnishing the bio-data, copies of certificates in support of age, qualification, experience etc., to abhiknc@iisc.ac.in before April 30, 2020.

A research position is available on a project at Indian Institute of Science to use artificial neural networks (and supervised machine learning) to extract material properties from large amounts of experimental data collected from bending tests. Bending tests under creep conditions or at constant displacement rate coupled with digital image correlation allows the collection of tens or hundreds of data sets, from a single test, of strain as a function of time at different locations of the beam that experience different stress histories . The scientific challenge lies in developing optimisation procedures to reconstruct the constitutive behaviour of the material from such big data.

A suitable candidate will have a background in engineering, with problem solving skills and knowledge of optimisation procedures, including artificial neural network and general familiarity with machine learning/big data analysis and image processing tools. Positions are available for applicants with a Masters or a PhD with relevant experience. Knowledge of materials behaviour is desirable but not essential. Compensation will be as per IISc norms and begin at a monthly salary of Rs. 31,000 + 24 % HRA for project assistants, and Rs. 47,000 + 24 % HRA for research associates for which the basic qualifications needed will be a Masters in engineering or a PhD in engineering, respectively.

Interested candidates should send their CV to Prof. Vikram Jayaram, Department of Materials Engineering, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 560012 through email to qjayaram@iisc.ac.in.

Candidates may be called for an interview.