[Neutron] Postdoc Position in Operando Crystallography and Residual Stresses of Additively Manufactured Materials

Fancher, Christopher fanchercm at ornl.gov
Tue Aug 30 15:36:46 CEST 2022


Requisition ID 8563
Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Materials for Advanced Manufacturing Group, Materials Science and Processing Section in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The Postdoctoral Research Associate will focus on understanding residual stresses and the process-microstructure-property relationships in components fabricated via different additive manufacturing (AM) processes such as binder jet AM, laser powder bed AM and wire arc AM. A background in physical metallurgy is preferred. Strong materials characterization skills are required.

As part of our research team, you will engage with researchers with various backgrounds such as materials science, heat transfer, and robotics along with close interaction with industry partners. These engagements will play a vital role in developing your interpersonal skills and network across academia and industries. You will also be involved in proposal writing with our scientists while taking the lead in publishing high impact papers that are important for careers in both academia and industry.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:

  *   Work within a committed team of engineers and scientists to fabricate and characterize steels via different additive manufacturing technologies
  *   Utilize X-ray and neutron tools for residual stress and texture analysis of AM components
  *   Utilize techniques such as optical microscopy, computed tomography (CT), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD), transmission electron microscopy (TEM) for microstructural characterization of the materials
  *   Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
  *   Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health, and quality program requirements
  *   Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

Basic Qualifications:

  *   A PhD in Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or a related field completed within the last 5 years
  *   A background in additive manufacturing technologies such as binder jet AM, laser powder bed AM is required
  *   Proficiency in characterization techniques such as SEM, EBSD, TEM, and XCT is required

Preferred Qualifications:

  *   A thorough understanding of steel microstructures is preferred
  *   Excellent record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  *   Excellent written and oral communication skills
  *   Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory
  *   Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs

Please submit three letters of reference when applying to this position. You can upload these directly to your application or have them sent to postdocrecruitment at ornl.gov<mailto:postdocrecruitment at ornl.gov> with the position title and number referenced in the subject line.

Instructions to upload documents to your candidate profile:

  *   Login to your account via jobs.ornl.gov<http://jobs.ornl.gov>
  *   View Profile
  *   Under the My Documents section, select Add a Document

Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and the availability of funding.

Moving can be overwhelming and expensive. UT-Battelle offers a generous relocation package to ease the transition process. Domestic and international relocation assistance is available for certain positions. If invited to interview, be sure to ask your Recruiter (Talent Acquisition Partner) for details.

For more information about our benefits, working here, and living here, visit the “About” tab at jobs.ornl.gov<http://jobs.ornl.gov>.

Special Requirements
Work involves various physical requirements and working conditions. As such, a pre-hire physical will be required after offer.
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