Postdoctoral Position at the Materials Micro-Characterization Laboratory of the University of Pittsburgh, Department MEMS
Position: Applications are invited for a postdoc position in the Materials Micro-Characterization Laboratory (MMCL), Department of Mechanical Engineering & Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh (USA).
Overview: The MMCL offers shared-user access to electron-, ion- and x-ray-based micro-analysis resources that serves the diverse needs of a growing community of academic and industry users.
The MMCL instruments include
- Field-emission transmission and scanning electron microscopes (TEM and SEM), which are equipped for composition and crystal orientation analyses,
- X-ray-diffraction (XRD),
- Atomic force microscopy
- Nano-mechanical testing equipment,
- Advanced electron microscopy specimen preparation.
Tasks / Project Description:
- The position is available for a micro-characterization specialist for materials science applications.
- Focus will be on metals, ceramics & composites,
- Candidate will directly work with users to initiate and execute materials research primarily with EM and XRD methods.
- Work involves preparation and interpretation of the results,
- Preparation of reports and publications in peer-reviewed journals,
- Participation in technical and scientific meetings to disseminate research results.
- Conduct user training, co-manage day-to-day MMCL operations,
- Ensure peak performance and improvement of instruments,
- Work with department and laboratory leadership in strategic build-out of the MMCL,
- Promote its service capabilities on and off campus,
- Engage in outreach and limited teaching activities.
- A PhD in materials science, physics, chemistry, or a related field,
- Atleast two (02) years of documented hands-on experience with modern SEM, TEM and XRD instrumentation in high-level research of crystalline materials are required.
- Good communication and interpersonal skills,
- Superior competency with the relevant theoretical knowledge.
- Familiarity with modern computer programming and optimization techniques, simulations of EM and XRD data, and post-acquisition data processing and analyses using popular software is desirable.
- Candidates with experience operating user facilities and expertise with advanced EM techniques are of particular interest.
Starting date: The position is available as early as September 1, 2017,
Duration: Initial appointment for one year and the possibility of extension for subsequent years, depending on performance and availability of funding.
Application Procedure: Applicants should submit a cover letter, CV and contact information for at least two (2) references electronically to the attention of Professor Wiezorek at Wiezorek@pitt.edu.
Contact Name: Professor Wiezorek, Email:Wiezorek@pitt.edu
|Subject||Materials science, physics, chemistry, Materials|
|Closing date||September (Yearly)|
|Contact||Professor Wiezorek Email: Wiezorek@pitt.edu|
|Organization||University of Pittsburgh|