Composites Research Postdoc
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 12/23/2018

Opportunity Description

Title of Research Opportunity: Composites Research Postdoc A postdoctoral fellowship opportunity is available with the Army Research Lab. Qualified candidate should have received PhD within past five years in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics, or Mechanical Engineering. Physical location of opportunity is Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, approximately 30 miles northeast of Baltimore. This successful candidate will assist with development of novel composite materials, with emphasis on polymer matrix, fiber sizing and coupling agent synthesis, mechanical testing, and characterization. Hybrid material systems and micro/nanocomposites of organic/inorganic materials are an additional focus. Candidates who are interested in broadening their professional experience by learning new synthesis and characterization techniques are encouraged to apply. The following experience is preferred: microscopy, XPS, SEM, TEM), Experience with silane coupling agent chemistry, coatings, adhesives, and composites. Background in engineering (materials properties, mechanical testing) and chemistry (synthetic, experimental). Ability to learn and operate laboratory equipment such as universal testing machines, common polymer thermomechanical testing equipment (TGA, DMA, TMA, rheometer). Ability to travel periodically to attend meetings or present results at national conferences. Ability to make progress independently U.S. Citizenship is required. Keywords: Composites, interfaces Click here for more information

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Oak Ridge Associated Universities (ORAU) administers Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) research participation programs for civilians such as:

The U.S. Army Research Laboratory (ARL) Research Associateship Program (RAP) allow Postdoctoral Fellows, Journeyman Fellows (undergraduate and graduates students and recent graduates), Senior Researchers, and Summer Faculty engage in research initiatives of their own choice, that are compatible with the interests of the government and will potentially contribute to the general effort of the ARL. Scientists and engineers at ARL help shape and execute the Army's program for meeting the challenge of developing technologies that will support Army forces in meeting future operational needs.

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