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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doc Research Associate - Metals Processing and Performance in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311683

Directorate: Energy and Environment

Division: Energy Processes & Materials

Group: Applied Materials and Manufacturing

Job Description

This postdoctoral position in the Applied Materials and Manufacturing Group will conduct research on metals processing aimed at advancing the state of the art in automotive, structural, and nuclear materials. Assignments will include thermomechanical processing of structural and nuclear materials, design and development of tooling, and characterization of microstructure and mechanical/physical properties. The position holder will work as an integrated team member of the Solid Phase Processing - Performance Team, regularly interfacing and collaborating with multi-disciplinary scientists and engineers.

The position holder will contribute to the development and application of high-performance materials and innovative processing approaches. They 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, materials engineering, metallurgy, or related field. 3.5 GPA or higher is preferred.

  • Prior materials processing knowledge and experience with either rolling, forging, friction stir welding, etc. will be beneficial.

  • A strong background in materials characterization that includes, but is not limited to optical, SEM, XRD, TEM and other surface characterization techniques.Specifically, a strong familiarity with ODF analysis and texture development during deformation processes is desired.

  • The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated track record of prior research experience aimed at understanding microstructural statistics, interfacial stereology, and crystallographic texture development.

  • Extensive knowledge and hands-on skills in material preparation and mechanical properties testing.

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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Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from having any affiliation with the foreign government of a country DOE has identified as a “country of risk” without explicit approval by DOE and Battelle. If you are offered a position at PNNL and currently have any affiliation with the government of one of these countries you will be required to disclose this information and recuse yourself of that affiliation or receive approval from DOE and Battelle prior to your first day of employment.

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: 2021-02-17

Closing Date: 2021-03-19