Advanced Reactor Technologies Elevated Temperature Metals Postdoctoral Research Associate – (16235)
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Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is seeking a well-qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate in Mechanical/Materials Engineering or comparable discipline for the Materials Science Department. This postdoctoral researcher will focus on research related to high temperature metals performance for the Advanced Reactor Technologies Program. Much of the focus of this work will be on mechanical properties, working with lab personnel on testing in electro-mechanical, servo-hydraulic, and direct loaded test frames for tensile, cyclic and creep testing. Work will also include analysis of structure/property relationships through a variety of characterization tools.
The candidate is expected to be a strong asset to our interdisciplinary R&D team and work effectively both alone and as a team member. The candidate must be self-motivated but also take direction from other team members and peers.
The position entails writing technical reports, scientific manuscripts for journal publication, and presentation of research results at national and international conferences and meetings.
• PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline.
• PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment and within the previous 5 years
• Demonstrate oral and written communication skills in the English language.
• Familiarity with material characteristics and properties (metals) including elevated-temperature properties
• Familiarity with mechanical testing (Tensile, Fatigue, Creep, Fracture Toughness, etc.)
• Experience with materials processing and welding
• Experience with analytical techniques such as optical microscopy, electron microscopy (SEM/TEM), X-ray techniques (X-ray CT, XRD) or other techniques used to determine material and microstructural properties.
Equal Employment Opportunity:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information. Women and People of Color are strongly encouraged to apply.
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INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy’s mission in nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more than 5,000 scientists, researchers, and support staff, the laboratory works with national and international governments, universities and industry partners to discover new science and development technologies that underpin the nation’s nuclear and renewable energy, national security, and environmental missions.
Benefits, Salary, and Relocation:
We have an extremely competitive salary structure, robust relocation package, and phenomenal benefits. For more information, please visit: https://www.inl.gov/careers/benefits-overview/. .
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Environmental, Safety and Health Statement
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
The Idaho Falls Area
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Selective Service Requirements:
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31, 1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS). This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees, undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers, refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more information see www.sss.gov.
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (IRC 9X80’s Schedule)