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Post Doctoral Research Engr

Apply now Job No: 497920
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff, University Staff
Department: Advanced Materials Characterization - 4344
Pay Grade: PD - Exempt
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Position Summary: Performs the function of a post-doctoral research engineer in the fields of mechanical behavior with special attention given to understanding interplay of elevated temperature and damage mechanisms for multiaxial loading conditions. Major duties include leading investigations to determine the relationship between microstructure, environment, and mechanical behavior of materials. Additional duties include writing technical reports detailing microstructural characterization, experimental procedures, and mechanical behavior findings for contributions into journal papers and technical reports. An individual shall not remain in this position for more than two years.
Minimum Qualifications:

• Due to security clearance requirements of this position, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen
• PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or related field
• The doctoral degree shall have been attained not more than five years prior
• Four years of directly related experience
• Experience using tools and equipment used within a materials testing facility
• Experience using optical and scanning electron microscopes (SEM)
• Experience using microscopy/characterization tools, such as electron dispersive spectroscopy (EDS) and electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD)
• Experience in Python, MATLAB and C/C++ programming
• Strong communication skills (both written and verbal)

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong engineering mechanics/strength of materials background
• Demonstrated experience in testing various atmospheric environments
• Demonstrated experience characterizing environmentally-assisted damage/failure mechanisms such as oxidation and stress corrosion cracking
• Demonstrated experience with laboratory design and development, experimental design, and data acquisition/testing software development
• Demonstrated experience in various methods of extensometry measurement such as extensometers, strain gauges, and digital image correlation
• Knowledge and experience with measurement of fatigue crack propagation techniques such as direct current potential difference, replica measurements, crack tip opening displacement and digital image measurements

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Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.


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