Postdoctoral Research Associate
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About the Opportunity:
A post-doctoral position in the general area of material science
and applied mechanics related to cold-spray additive manufacturing
is available in the Mechanical Engineering Department at
Northeastern University. The aim of the work is to develop
heat-treatments for aluminum powders for structural and repair
applications for use in cold-spray additive manufacturing.
Experience with powder metallurgy, heat treatment, mechanical and
microstructural characterization and testing are required for the
position. The post-doctoral fellow will interact with a network of
PIs, post-docs and graduate students working in continuum
mechanics, molecular dynamics, metallurgy and experiments. The
post-doctoral fellow will interact with a network of PIs,
post-doctoral fellows and graduate students working in continuum
mechanics, molecular dynamics, metallurgy and materials testing.
Interested candidates are encouraged to submit a letter describing
their relevant experience, CV and the names of three references.
The position is available for 1 year with possible extension for
Performs basic or applied research of a limited scope, primarily
using existing theories and methods. Assists the supervisor in the
interpretation and publication of results and grants. Maintains the
laboratory and may exercise functional supervision over supporting
research staff. Primary responsibility is ensuring that the
research is complete. The appointment generally does not extend
beyond two years.
Must have a Ph.D. or equivalent; be able to undertake substantially
full-time research or scholarship; work under the supervision of
two senior scholars. Must have laboratory experience in the
research area and be able to work with a large group of lab
personnel. Must be US citizen or Green card holder.
The mission of the Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing Laboratory
(CSAML) at Northeastern University is to advance the
state-of-the-art in cold spray technology through experimental and
theoretical research by engaging with NU faculty and graduate
students and through critical partnerships with government and
industry sponsors. Since its inception at the end of 2017, the lab
has been supported by projects from the Army Research Laboratories,
NAVSEA, Department of Energy, Department of Defense, Draper,
Raytheon, Eaton, H.F. Webster and IPG. In addition, the lab has a
strong research and operation partnership with VRC Metal Systems.
The lab currently employs two full-time research engineers and a
fulltime laboratory technician.
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to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and
staff. Northeastern values and celebrates diversity in all its
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All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive
consideration for employment without regard to race, religion,
color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability
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