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Post Doc Research Scientist

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: University Staff, Research Staff
Department: Advanced Materials Characterization - 4344
Pay Grade: PD - Exempt
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Position Summary: The person in this position will perform the function of a post-doctoral research scientist in the field of fatigue and fracture of titanium alloys. Major duties include developing and executing research tasks to elucidate the relationship between microstructure, deformation behavior, and fatigue fracture topography in alpha phase titanium alloys with special attention to the role of grain size, crystal orientation, crack length, and applied stress. The successful applicant will also be responsible for documenting the technical effort. This includes detailing microstructural characterization, experimental procedures, analyzing results, and discussing them in context of other work for inclusion in peer-reviewed journal articles and technical reports.
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.
• At least four years of 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/or C/C++ programming.
• Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).

Preferred Qualifications:

• Strong background in the physical metallurgy of titanium alloys.
• Working knowledge of modeling techniques relevant to deformation, fatigue, and fracture, including, but not limited to, linear elastic fracture mechanics.
• Demonstrated understanding of fatigue and fracture mechanisms.
• Demonstrated experience with experimental design, data acquisition/testing software development, and/or data analysis software.
• Demonstrated experience in various methods of displacement measurement such as extensometers, strain gauges, and digital image correlation.
• Knowledge and experience in analyzing and interpreting fatigue fracture surfaces.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please summarize your ability to meet minimum qualifications in your cover letter.

References may be requested later in the interview process.

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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