Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre
|Background of Organization
|| The position will be based at the SMART Centre in Singapore, located on the CREATE
campus, an international research complex that has representatives from many renowned
research institutions (e.g., MIT, ETH, Cambridge University, and UC Berkeley).
|| SMART Headquarters
1 CREATE Way, #10-01 CREATE Tower
||Dr. Daniel Hastings
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|| The Singapore-MIT Alliance for Research and Technology (SMART) Centre is looking for an
outstanding postdoctoral researcher to participate in a project on space systems.
The researcher will report to the Director of the SMART Centre, Dr. Daniel Hastings. The
postdoctoral associate will be also be expected to partner with MIT faculty and Singapore
organizations interested in space systems.
The project is to analyze possible futures for the unmanned space enterprise in the next
thirty years. The project is to expand on a system dynamics model for the unmanned space
enterprise. An early version of model can be found at Acta Astronautica, Volume 127,
October–November 2016, Pages 655–666, (doi:10.1016/j.actaastro.2016.07.007). The
model will be used to explore architectural choices such as disaggregation, system choices
such as the use of Cubesats in different orbits and policy choices such as mixes of
commercial and government buses. The model will also be used to explore the effect of low
earth orbit commercial launch.
It is anticipated that the successful candidate will engage in preparation of original
manuscripts for conferences and journals as well as aid in the writing of proposals.
The researcher is expected to participate in this research project while showing autonomy,
creativity, and communication, teamwork, and leadership skills. Specific qualifications
- Ph.D. in an appropriate field such as astronautics or space systems engineering
- Knowledge of Matlab essential
- Knowledge of System Dynamics valuable
- Undergraduate degree in an engineering or science discipline will be an advantage
- Excellent writing and speaking skills; ability to listen well and communicate
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