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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Computational Materials Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 311059

Directorate: National Security

Division: Signatures Science and Technology

Group:Nuclear Engineering and Analysis

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory is seeking a postdoctoral researcher in computational materials science. The selected candidate will focus on applying computational materials science approaches to investigate the effect of heterogeneous microstructures on diffusion, phase transition, and microstructure impact on material properties and behaviors Examples of material behaviors of interests include ion exchange kinetics in porous waste form materials, ion diffusion and phase transition in solid state batteries, and microstructure evolution and property degradation in nuclear materials.

A candidate should demonstrate good understanding in material science and computational mechanics, preferably in nuclear related materials. Experiences in modeling and simulations are required with one or more of the methods such as phase field, machine learning, computational fluid dynamics, and thermodynamic calculations. The principle responsibilities of the position are: performing modeling and simulation for scientific understanding, developing materials models describing microstructure evolution and material behaviors, preparing manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals, and presenting ongoing research. The selected candidate will also help identify potential research topics in related material science fields.

The selected candidate will support federally funded research programs in Energy Frontier Research Centers (Center for Hierarchical Waste Form Materials) and Tritium Technology Project. The position is in immediately available for two years.

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.

U.S. citizenship required.

Preferred Qualifications

Experiences in modeling and simulations are required with one or more of the methods such as phase field, machine learning, computational fluid dynamics, and thermodynamic calculations.

Preferred Education

Computational materials science. Cumulative GPA of 3.75 or higher preferred.

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.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Directorate: National Security

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Nuclear Engineering & Analysis

Opening Date: 2020-09-08

Closing Date: 2020-09-22

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