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CAES Senior Research Associate
Materials Science and Engineering
Search #170442
Posted: June 7, 2017

Boise State University, powered by creativity and innovation, stands uniquely positioned in the Northwest as a metropolitan research university of distinction. The Center for Advanced Energy Studies (CAES) seeks candidates for the position of Senior Research Associate. This position works in a multi-collaborative environment at the Center for Advanced Energy Studies in Idaho Falls, Idaho, and assists Boise State University, Idaho State University, University of Idaho, University of Wyoming, Idaho National Laboratories, and external customers with conducting research in both the Microstructure and Characterization Suite (MaCS) and Advanced Materials Laboratory (AML). Responsibilities include sample preparation, microstructure characterization and chemical analysis utilizing Focused-Ion Beam (FIB), Scanning Electron Microscopy (SEM) and Transmission Electron Microscopy (TEM), involvement in materials research projects; handle radioactive materials.

You will have the opportunity to:
  • Assist with sample preparation on the bench top and inside of a glovebox using traditional cutting and polishing methods as well as advanced techniques including FIB, ion milling and coating deposition;
  • Perform characterization of materials including electron microscopy (FIB/SEM, TEM) and chemical analysis; train new users on the equipment as needed;
  • Operate equipment and conduct experiments in the Advanced Materials Laboratory including spark plasma sintering, heat treatments, and mechanical testing;
  • Interact with customers, assessing problems, and assisting in solving materials related problems;
  • Safely handle, store, and dispose of radioactive materials on a daily basis;
  • Maintain compliance with safety, security, and environmental regulations on the safe handling of chemicals and radioactive materials;
  • Trouble shoot issues and coordinate the repair of equipment/tools as needed.
At a minimum you should have: A bachelor’s degree in materials science or related discipline and 8 years of experience in a similar type of work that includes the following:
  • An understanding of energy materials and high temperature processing equipment;
  • Experience in sample preparation techniques;
  • Experience in electron microscopy techniques;
  • Ability to translate, adapt and apply academic and/or practical knowledge to engineering research;
  • Ability to instruct others on instrument use, scientific principles, and safety;
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people; Knowledge of good safety practices.
Preferentially, you will have: Master’s degree in materials science or related discipline, with a minimum of 6 years of experience in a materials research laboratory that includes the following:
  • Experience in safe handling and managing of radioactive materials;
  • Experience in working in a glovebox environment;
  • Experience in advanced characterization/chemical analysis techniques including FIB/SEM, TEM, EBSD and EDS;
  • Proficiency in the maintenance and use of advanced materials processing techniques.

Salary and benefits: Salary is commensurate with experience. An excellent benefits package is available for eligible employees, for more information visit: .

If you are interested in this position: Please apply online at

Please include a cover letter and resume (including dates of employment) and the names of three professional references with contact information. Review of documents will begin immediately. The deadline to apply is June 30, 2017.

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Metallurgy / Metal Sintering 
Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL)  
Posted: May 3, 2017

Postdoctoral Research Associate – Metallurgy / Metal Sintering

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking a postdoc in the powder metallurgy fields to support Binder Jet Additive Manufacturing research underway at the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF). You will lead projects and experiments and work on multiple large, diverse research programs for rapid deployment to industry.

The Department of Energy’s Manufacturing Demonstration Facility at ORNL helps industry adopt new manufacturing technologies to reduce life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions, lower production cost, and create new products and opportunities for high-paying jobs. The MDF is currently home to over 40 metal, polymer and composite additive manufacturing systems, with next generation systems in Big Area Additive Manufacturing (BAAM) technology and large scale metal AM.

To apply, please visit

Technical Contact: Dr. Amy Elliott (

Recruiting Contact: Doug Cross (

Research Faculty Postition 
Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute
Johns Hopkins University 
Posted: April 12, 2017

The Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute at Johns Hopkins University invites applications for a research professor (at any rank) in the broad area of dynamic behavior of materials and structures. Areas of interest include (but are not limited to) high strain rates, impact dynamics, wave propagation and shocks. Application areas of interest include defense, planetary science, energetics and biomechanics. Experiments, theory and simulation are all of interest.

The successful candidate for this position will have a primary appointment in the Hopkins Extreme Materials Institute (, a multidivisional institute at Johns Hopkins University that is devoted to advancing the fundamental science associated with materials and structures under extreme conditions and/or exhibiting extreme performance.

The successful candidate must have an earned doctorate in mechanical engineering, civil engineering, materials science, physics, space science or related fields. She/he is expected to establish a strong, funded research program, and may also engage in the academic program. Some potential funding sources may require US citizenship or permanent residency.

All applications should be submitted to: The electronic application should include (i) a cover letter describing the principal expertise and accomplishments of the applicant, (ii) a curriculum vita, (iii) a 3 page research statement including research directions, future plans, and potential funding sources, and (iv) three representative journal publications. Candidates applying for the position should also enter the names and contact information of at least three (3) references in the online application system. The application package should be received by May 15, 2017 for full consideration. However, applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Johns Hopkins University is committed to building a diverse environment; women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Johns Hopkins University is an EEO/AA Employer.

Posted: March 29, 2017

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