Job position at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory, Laurel, MD. Deadline is on

Materials Researcher

Research and Exploratory Development

Job summary
Your primary responsibility will be to design novel alloy compositions and structures that exploit the processing pathway of rapid thermal gradients during additive manufacturing, powder metallurgy, plasma spray, and other novel manufacturing techniques.
You will develop processes that build upon classical metallurgy and processing to advance research in modern metallic systems such as shape memory alloys, high entropy alloys, and refractory metal composites.
You will perform detailed data analyses to verify synthesis and explain characterization results.
You will detail and present technical work internally and externally.
You will communicate daily with project teams and leadership on computational materials science work to support programmatic needs participate in discussion of ideas, options, and approaches and report work progress in both oral and written form.

Possess an PhD degree in Materials Science & Engineering, Materials Physics, Mechanical Engineering, or related field.
Have 5+ years of demonstrated experience in materials processing and characterization.
Have a background in metallurgy, characterization, and corrosion.
Have the ability to self-direct new research paths based on results and propose new ideas.
Are willing and able to perform work in a laboratory setting and travel for field testing, sponsor visits, conference attendance, and presentations.
Are able to ultimately obtain a Secret level security clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.

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