Postdoctoral Position in Materials Science

Argonne National Laboratory

The Applied Materials Division is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Science or Ceramics Engineering to conduct independent research in advanced materials processing, particularly using powder processing, additive manufacturing techniques, and high temperature densification. Additionally, the candidate should have strong experimental experience with joining of various similar and dissimilar materials. Performs collaborative research with internal and external scientists, including planning, designing, and executing materials and process development experiments. Develops novel materials and joining concepts for data collection, reduction, and analysis. Periodically, conducts microstructural and mechanical characterizations on the materials and joined materials being investigated. Reports relevant results in an appropriate form, with an emphasis on scientific journals. Position Requirements A recent (0-2 years) Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science or Ceramics Engineering Direct experience with material processing and joining techniques (powder processing, binder jet manufacturing, sintering, hot-pressing, brazing, field assisted, infiltration, etc.). Experience with advanced characterizations, including XRD, SEM, TEM, EDAX, fracture/fatigue properties Skills and organization in data processing, evaluation, and interpretation. Programming experience with Matlab and data processing software. Ability to present reports at meetings or conferences and prepare manuscripts for publication. Skilled oral and written communication skills at levels of the organization. Proven ability to be an excellent team player. A high commitment to safety. A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne’s Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork Preferred Qualifications: Experience in hands-on processing of ceramics and composites. Experience in powder metallurgy. Job Family Postdoctoral Family Job Profile Postdoctoral Appointee Worker Type Long-Term (Fixed Term) Time Type Full time As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law. Argonne employees, and certain guest researchers and contractors, are subject to particular restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Sponsored or Affiliated Activities, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation in the application phase for review by Argonne's Legal Department. All Argonne offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes an assessment of criminal conviction history conducted on an individualized and case-by-case basis. Please be advised that Argonne positions require upon hire (or may require in the future) for the individual be to obtain a government access authorization that involves additional background check requirements. Failure to obtain or maintain such government access authorization could result in the withdrawal of a job offer or future termination of employment. Interested in translating science into innovation? Build your career at Argonne. At Argonne, we view the world from a different perspective. Our scientists and engineers conduct world-class research in clean energy, the environment, technology, national security and more. We’re finding creative ways to prepare the world for a better future. To learn more about Argonne's benefits programs, amenities, and other employee programs, visit our main Careers site. To learn more about the exciting science going on at Argonne, visit our Science and Technology page. To request a reasonable accommodation or for other application support, contact us anytime at or 630-252-2336.