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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - NDE Diagnostics and Prognostics in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 308231

Directorate: National Security

Division: Signatures Science & Technology

Group: Applied Physics

Job Description

The Applied Physics Group is seeking a post-doctoral research associate to support research in nondestructive evaluation (NDE) with a focus on ultrasonics, and structural health monitoring (SHM) of critical infrastructure, with an emphasis on NDE techniques applied to materials and components in nuclear power applications. The position will involve using modeling and simulation tools to predict and assess ultrasonic propagation behavior in materials, ultrasonic examination effectiveness, structural behavior, and developing algorithms and analysis techniques for utilizing laboratory and field measurements to diagnose system condition and predict reliability.

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.

The qualified candidate must have an academic background in physics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field, with an emphasis on ultrasonic non-destructive evaluation or structural health monitoring. The position requires a solid understanding of ultrasonic physics in materials, and a strong background in modeling and simulation, as well as data analysis. Past experience in this area is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in physics, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, or other related field with a research emphasis in ultrasonic nondestructive examination (NDE), structural health monitoring, and demonstrated experience in modeling, simulation and analysis of NDE measurements. 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

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Applied Physics

Opening Date: 2019-03-18

Closing Date: 2019-04-30