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Staff Materials Engineer - Post Doc

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Advanced Materials Charac - 250468
Pay Grade: R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary: This position will lead environmental and mechanical testing of high temperature ceramic materials to provide insight into the processing-microstructure-performance relationship and the overall response of the material. The ideal candidate will have a background and hands-on experience in mechanical and environmental testing of ceramic materials including but not limited to CMCs, UHTCs, and UHTCMCs evidenced through research publications, in peer-reviewed journals, professional society conference presentations, patents, or work experience. The candidate is expected to collaborate with DoD research staff from a variety of disciplines to publish peer-reviewed scientific articles and aid in the development of technologies for U.S. national security interests. Candidates must have a Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering or related subject. This position provides opportunities to interface with researchers from government, academia, and industry on a highly-integrated project.
Minimum Qualifications:

• Due to security clearance requirements of this position, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
• Experience with mechanical testing, materials characterization, and data analysis.
• Ph.D in Materials Science and Engineering or related field and one year 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.
• Strong communication skills (both written and verbal).

Preferred Qualifications:

• Hands-on experience in mechanical and environmental testing of ceramic materials
• Demonstrated experience with experimental design, data acquisition/testing software development, and/or data analysis software.
• Demonstrated experience with CMCs, UHTCs, and UHTCMCs as evidenced through research publications/ presentations.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To comply with federal rules, UD will require all employees including student employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The University will accept valid religious or medical exemptions and seek to reasonably accommodate them. Links to the most up-to-date COVID-19 health information, an easy-to-navigate index of the University's COVID-19 guidelines, and resources can be found at https://udayton.edu/coronavirus/.

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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