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Argonne National Laboratory Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Science in Lemont, Illinois

Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Science

Requisition Number: 408430 Location: Lemont, IL

Functional Area: Research and Development Division: AMD-Applied Materials Division

Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

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.

  • 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.
  • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

Additional desirable experience:

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

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