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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Additive Manufacturing in Solid State in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 312649

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes and Materials

Group: Applied Materials and Manufacturing

Job Description

The Applied Materials and Manufacturing Group is developing SSAM (Solid State Additive Manufacturing) as a novel approach to fabricating metal components for use in high-temperature applications. We are looking for someone whose interests span materials science and process engineering who can successfully investigate, and relate, the underlying microstructure-property-processing correlation of the produced component. The properties of interest include mechanical performance at high temperature and corrosion among others.

The position holder will:

  • Carry out laboratory work independently and with the support of other technical staff.

  • Clearly document material testing plans and experimental results and present research to the team at regular intervals.

  • Develop and execute experimental plans aimed at material performance evaluation.

  • Perform work safely and in accordance with lab policy and training

  • Mentor graduate and undergraduate students

  • Report research findings in the form of scientific publications and presentations at professional society conferences and/or to sponsors.

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ph.D. in materials science, mechanical engineering, metallurgy, manufacturing, or related field.

  • Experience with metal injection molding (MIM)

  • Experience with developing polymer-based binder chemistries used in various MIM applications

  • Experience with fused deposition modelling method

  • Clear understanding about alloy phase diagram

  • Experience with high temperature sintering process of metallic powder particles

  • Experience with mechanical property evaluation of materials at elevated temperature

  • Clear understanding about microstructural features and its role on properties

  • Experience with Solidworks, finite elemental analysis, and computational fluid dynamics will be a plus

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

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Other Information

The position holder 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: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Applied Materials & Manufactur

Opening Date: 2021-09-03

Closing Date: 2021-09-22