Job position at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, IL. Deadline is on

Postdoctoral Appointee

Nuclear Materials

Job summary
This postdoctoral appointee will be working in the Nuclear Materials group in the Nuclear Science and Engineering Division at Argonne National Laboratory. A postdoctoral position is open for a candidate with expertise and experience in experimental research on metallic materials for high temperature structural applications in nuclear reactors. The candidate should possess a good working knowledge of materials manufacturing using laser additive techniques, microstructural characterization using electron microscopy and x-ray imaging/diffraction, and high-temperature mechanical testing. Knowledge and experience on the effect of neutron and ion irradiation on structural materials performance are a plus. Knowledge and experience on in-situ monitoring of laser additive manufacturing processes is a plus.
  • Assist in laser additive manufacturing of metallic materials including process refinement and in-situ process monitoring.
  • Perform microstructural characterization with optical microscopy, scanning electron.
  • Microscopy, focused ion beam, transmission electron microscopy and x-ray techniques.
  • Conduct mechanical property testing and data analysis.
  • Collaborate with others to develop new research directions and opportunities in additive manufacturing for energy applications.
  • Present and report research results and publishing scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner.

Position Requirements
  • PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related disciplines completed within the past 3 years.
  • Background in physical metallurgy and nuclear materials science of structural alloys.
  • Knowledge and experience in additive manufacturing technologies such as laser powder bed.
  • fusion and directed energy deposition.
  • Experience in microstructural characterization at various length scales with a broad range of characterization techniques
  • Experience in mechanical property testing to understand the structure-property relationships.
  • Understanding of environmental effects including irradiation, corrosion and high temperature in nuclear reactor materials is a plus.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • A strong record of publications that demonstrates productive research.
  • Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

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