Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Science

Argonne National Laboratory

Lemont, IL

Job posting number: #7058280 (Ref:406741)

Posted: July 1, 2019

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Applied Materials Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Science or Ceramics Engineering to conduct independent research in advanced materials processing, particularly using powder processing, additive manufacturing techniques, and high temperature densification.  Performs collaborative research with internal and external scientists, including planning, designing, and executing materials and process development experiments.  Develops novel materials concepts for data collection, reduction, and analysis.  Periodically, conducts microstructural and mechanical characterizations on the materials being investigated.  Reports relevant results in an appropriate form, with an emphasis on scientific journals. 

We expect a successful candidate to have:

  • A recent (0-2 years) Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science or Ceramics Engineering
  • Direct experience with material processing techniques (powder processing, binder jet manufacturing, sintering, hot-pressing).
  • Experience with advanced characterizations, including XRD, SEM, TEM, EDAX, fracture/fatigue properties
  • Good skills and organization in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation.
  • Programming experience with Matlab and data processing software.
  • Ability to present reports at meetings or conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to be an excellent team player.
  • A high commitment to safety.

 

Additional desirable experience:

  • Prior experience in hands-on processing of ceramics and composites
  • Prior experience in powder metallurgy

As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.



Argonne is an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity in our workforce. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne prohibits discrimination or harassment based on an individual's age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.


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