Mechanical Properties of Nanocrystalline and Ultra
at ORAU Workforce Solutions

Date Posted: 3/28/2019

Opportunity Description

Located at Aberdeen Proving Ground in Maryland, the U.S Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is the Army’s central laboratory. Its diverse assortment of unique facilities and dedicated workforce of government and private sector partners make up the largest source of world-class integrated research and analysis in the Army. Exceptional post-doctoral candidates are sought in the area of micro-mechanical testing, characterization, and processing of nanocrystalline and ultrafinegrained materials. The research activities involve the production of nanocrystalline and ultrafinegrained pure metals and alloys through both severe plastic deformation and electrodeposition processing routes. Focuses include exploring the mechanical properties, including wear, fatigue, and rate-sensitivity, of multiscale microstructures with fine grains. This research opportunity aligns with the ARL S&T in the Materials Research Campaign: Manipulating Physics of Failure for Robust Performance of Materials. Eligibility: Applicants should have received a Ph.D. degree in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering or a closely related discipline. Candidates should demonstrate a strong academic background with research experience in microstructural characterization and mechanical testing, as evidenced by recent presentations and peer-reviewed publications. U.S. citizens only. Experience with electrodeposition, TEM, and FIB is highly desirable.

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Grooming future leaders in science and technology requires enhancing the skills, knowledge and experience of workers early in their careers. To that end, ORAU (Oak Ridge Associated Universities) assists in connecting the best and most diverse students, recent graduates, faculty and professionals with world-class fellowships, internships and jobs, whether in national laboratories, research institutions, federal government offices or private sector R&D departments.

ORAU works with agencies 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. We work with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to place recent graduates in full-time and part-time jobs in the Office of Research and Development at EPA under the National Student Services Contract. ORAU also works with Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation.

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