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Postdoctoral Scholar- Materials Science & Engineering
Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Illinois
 
 
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Date Posted 07/27/2021
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Employment Type FullTime
Application Deadline Open until filled
 
 
 
 
 

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JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar. A successful candidate should have a strong background in metallurgy, micromechanics, and microstructural characterization. The candidate should possess demonstrated abilities to work independently, publish, and organize research projects.  

The candidate is expected to: perform characterization of additively manufactured metallic materials, to include microstructural and mechanical property characterization as well as finite element analysis simulations. Microstructural characterizations are expected to include: scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron backscatter diffraction, x-ray computed tomography, all with associated critical data analysis. Mechanical property evaluation is expected to include: uniaxial mechanical testing, multiaxial mechanical testing, hardness measurements, all with associated critical data analysis. Additionally, it is expected that the candidate will synthesize the data to prepare manuscripts to be submitted for peer-reviewed publication. 

The position is based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, working under the supervision of Professor Allison Beese.  

It is expected that applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field by the start of the position. Funding is available for one year from date of hire with possibility for renewal.

To apply, applicants should upload the following:

  • Cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position (2 pg. max.)
  • CV that includes a list of publications
  • Names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for three references

All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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CURRENT EMPLOYEES OR STUDENTS:

If you are a current employee (faculty, staff, technical service, or student) at Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the internal application process . If you are a current student at Penn State and seeking employment with Penn State, please login to Workday to complete the student application process .

JOB DESCRIPTION AND POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences at The Pennsylvania State University (University Park, PA) invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar. A successful candidate should have a strong background in metallurgy, micromechanics, and microstructural characterization. The candidate should possess demonstrated abilities to work independently, publish, and organize research projects.  

The candidate is expected to: perform characterization of additively manufactured metallic materials, to include microstructural and mechanical property characterization as well as finite element analysis simulations. Microstructural characterizations are expected to include: scanning electron microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, electron backscatter diffraction, x-ray computed tomography, all with associated critical data analysis. Mechanical property evaluation is expected to include: uniaxial mechanical testing, multiaxial mechanical testing, hardness measurements, all with associated critical data analysis. Additionally, it is expected that the candidate will synthesize the data to prepare manuscripts to be submitted for peer-reviewed publication. 

The position is based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, working under the supervision of Professor Allison Beese.  

It is expected that applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field by the start of the position. Funding is available for one year from date of hire with possibility for renewal.

To apply, applicants should upload the following:

  • Cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position (2 pg. max.)
  • CV that includes a list of publications
  • Names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for three references

All application materials should be uploaded at the same time at the time of application.

The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building a talented, inclusive, and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

CAMPUS SECURITY CRIME STATISTICS:

Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies. 

EEO is the Law

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

Affirmative Action

Penn State Policies

Copyright Information

Hotlines

University Park, PA

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