Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Behavior of Materials Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Materials Science and Technology Division at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking a post-doctoral candidate in the area of mechanical behavior of materials, specifically related to structure-property relationship in additively manufactured materials. A successful applicant will be expected to perform characterization and mechanical testing at various strain rates and decipher relationships between microstructure and properties as a function of build parameters in additive metals and alloys. The candidate will work within an experimental and theoretical team of scientists as part of understanding relationships between material structure and performance. A successful applicant will be expected to publish results in peer-reviewed journals and present at well-known conferences. A successful applicant will also be expected to work well in a team environment.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Candidates with a strong background/experience in the following areas are invited to apply:
Basic Materials science knowledge with a focus on mechanical behavior of materials
Experience with performing hands on mechanical testing at quasi-static strain rates
Experience with analysis and interpretation of mechanical testing data
Experience with preparing metal samples for metallography
Experience with using a Scanning electron microscopy, electron back scatter diffraction to analyze material microstructure
Experience investigating structure-property relationships in materials
Ability to work independently and a strong publication record
Experience with investigating mechanical behavior of materials as a function of strain rate
Experience working with additively manufactured materials
Education: A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Solid Mechanics or related fields is required. The candidate must be within 5 years of completion of Ph.D. at time of being proposed for review by the committee, or will have completed all Ph. D. requirements by commencement of the appointment. Excellent written and communication skills in English are required.
Note to Applicants: To be fully considered for the position, please include a cover letter in which you detail how your experience relates to each of the required and desired skills as applicable. Regular post-doctoral appointments are for two years and are renewable for a third year. Outstanding candidates (with approximately 15 – 20 articles in reputable, peer-reviewed journals) may be eligible for a LANL Director's Fellowship.
For specific inquiries regarding the position, please contact Dr. Saryu Fensin ( firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
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Vacancy Name: IRC86395
Organization Name MST-8/Structure/Property Relations
Req ID: IRC86395