Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Magnetic Materials Physicist in RICHLAND, Washington
Organization and Job ID
Job ID: 308082
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Division: Energy Process & Materials
Group: Applied Materials & Performance
Do you have a passion for materials discovery and application to real-world engineering challenges? Do you want to work with extraordinary multi-disciplinary teams of researchers to develop the next generation of energy systems and transportation technologies? If so, the Applied Materials & Performance group at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a materials scientist with a background in soft magnetic materials and their applications in energy systems. The position will likely extend beyond soft magnetic materials to other functional as well as structural materials. We welcome candidates who enjoy new challenges and are willing to reinvent themselves.
The Researcher will:
Apply principles of physics, materials science, and engineering to understand the relationship between microstructure and properties in materials systems and to design high performance materials and processing approaches
Research, plan, design, and develop mechanical and other specialty testing and material processing systems
Collaborate with highly diverse research staff in high strength materials and advanced forming, joining, and manufacturing processes
Execute project work and deliver research products in a timely and efficient manner
Propose, develop and execute original ideas to solve science and engineering problems and publish the results in the peer-reviewed technical literature.
- BS/BA with 2+ years of experience, or MS/MA with 0 years of experience, or PhD with 0 years of experience.
PhD in materials science, physics, metallurgy, or related field with 2 years of industrial or research experience in soft magnetic materials
Hands-on experience with soft magnetic materials characterization approaches (such as VSM and core loss measurements) and analysis
Strong background in principles of physical metallurgy and alloy design
Ability to associate processing (non-equilibrium), structure, and properties on different length scales
Familiar with mechanical testing methods, such as hardness and tensile testing
Familiar with primary structural characterization techniques, such as XRD, and microstructural characterization using the following techniques: optical, SEM/EBSD, TEM, etc.
A track record of peer-reviewed publications in materials science-related journals
Effective oral and written English communication skills.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.
Special/Hazardous Working Conditions or Environment:
- The staff member will work in research laboratories, which are inherently hazardous working environments. Exposure to mechanical hazards, chemicals, etc., are kept to a minimum and mitigated through the use of controls and the maintenance of a safety-conscious work environment.
Directorate: Energy & Environment
Job Category: Scientists/Scientific Support
Group: Applied Matl's & Performance
Opening Date: 2018-07-09
Closing Date: 2018-07-30