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Postdoctoral Scholar (ISM)

Lexington, KY 40507
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Job Title Postdoctoral Scholar (ISM)
Requisition Number DU10317
Department Name 8H600:Institute for Sustainable Manufacturing
Work Location Lexington, KY
Salary Range commensurate with abilities and experience
Type of Position Other
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
PhD in Engineering
Required Related Experience
see Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Some standing or walking. Sitting at computer workstation for extended periods. Repetitive motion. Lifting, pushing, or pulling of objects up to 50 lbs.
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 5:00pm (40 hours/week)
Job Summary
The postdoctoral researcher will assist the PI and Co-PIs in tasks associated with the development of advanced material and manufacturing process models, including comprehensive process-property-performance characterization and implementation of novel in-situ process monitoring tools. A particular emphasis will be placed on research involving large-scale additive manufacturing technologies relevant to U.S. Department of Defense applications, such as Additive Friction Stir Deposition (AFSD), Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing (CSAM), Laser Metal Deposition (LMD), and Wire-Arc Additive Manufacturing (WAAM), along with hybrid (additive + subtractive) operations.
Additional tasks include training graduate students, collaborating with research partners, and documenting results in the form of research publications, including journal publications, and presentations at conferences and progress meetings.
Funding will be renewed yearly, contingent upon performance for up to 3 years.
U.S. Citizens or Green Card holders are strongly encouraged to apply.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
  • Knowledge and/or experience with additive manufacturing technologies
  • Strong background in materials science, including advanced characterization techniques such as SEM/TEM, FIB, XRD, nano-indentation, etc.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop manufacturing and/or material processing models (Numerical, Analytical, etc.)
  • Experience with CAD/CAM/Matlab/G-Code Generation
  • Knowledge and/or experience with friction stir welding/additive deposition or cold spray additive manufacturing
  • Knowledge and/or experience with post-processing/finishing/subtractive manufacturing processes
  • Knowledge and/or experience with advanced machine learning techniques
  • Demonstrated ability to work in diverse teams
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Deadline to Apply 07/31/2023
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Posted: 2023-04-25 Expires: 2023-06-30

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