- Virginia Tech
- Location: Blacksburg, VA
- Job Number: 7073736
- Posting Date: Jan 5, 2021
- Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Job DescriptionJob Description
The postdoctoral associate will carry out highly exciting and leading-edge research related to federally sponsored projects and other related activities. The specific tasks involve development of detailed research plans, implementation of the research tasks, and preparing lab reports and journal manuscripts. The research involves synthesis of different materials, hybrid materials processing, polymer derived ceramics, simulations, and machine learning. She/he will also carry out property testing and characterization of different materials related to composition, phase, and microstructure, study the interactions and fundamental mechanisms of material behaviors in harsh environments, and develop theoretical understanding of the proposed research. The postdoctoral associate will be involved in preparing reports, documents, and manuscripts. She/he will assist the research of the graduate students. The postdoctoral associate will also help to develop grant proposals, deliver educational programs, and coordinate activities involving a number of project members.
This position requires a PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering or other related engineering disciples and within 4 years of obtaining the PhD degree at the start of the appointment with one year remaining of eligibility.
The candidates should be highly motivated in conducting research and producing scholarly publications, have strong background in polymer chemistry, ceramics, thermodynamics, ceramic materials processing, and combined experimental and modeling skills. Extensive knowledge in microstructure characterization, strong technical writing skills, and good publication records are also necessary.