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Materials Scientist Postdoctoral Researcher

💼 Graduate Job


🤑 $108.8K

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  • You must have a Ph.D. in Materials Science or related field, U.S. citizenship, and expertise in powder processing, metallurgy, thermal analysis, and metallographic characterization. Strong communication skills, initiative, and ability to work in a team are essential.
  • You will conduct experimental research in areas such as advanced materials processing, fracture mechanics, and materials characterization. Design and analyze techniques, collaborate in a team, publish results, and perform assigned duties.

Graduate Job

Research & Development, Science•Livermore


  • We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the Materials Fracture and Performance Group. You will collaborate with a team of engineers and scientists to complete research and development projects on selected topics/areas related to materials processing and performance for applied materials applications. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, or related field.
  • Experience in one of more of the following domains: powder processing, powder metallurgy, thermal analysis of polymer materials, and processing property relationships.
  • Experience developing skills in a new research area and developing new characterization techniques.
  • Experience with metallographic characterization techniques, including but not limited to SEM, EBSD, diffraction, texture/grain analysis.
  • Ability to perform as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
  • Experience developing independent research projects, including publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
  • Effective initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience performing mechanical testing, such as fracture toughness and nanoindentation.
  • Knowledge of other materials processing methods including additive manufacturing methods.
  • Experience with non-destructive evaluation techniques, such as tomography, resonant ultrasound spectroscopy, pulse-echo, and eddy current measurements.

Education requirements

Currently Studying

Area of Responsibilities

Research & Development


  • Conduct experimental applied research and development of one or more of the following areas including hands-on experimental work: advanced materials processing, powder metallurgy, fracture mechanics, and advanced materials characterization.
  • Design, implement, and analyze techniques in one or more of the above areas; also includes advanced materials processing, processing, and characterization of advanced materials.
  • Organize, analyze, and present data from research.
  • Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


Work type

Full time

Work mode





108840 USD


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  • Flexible Benefits Package
  • 401(k)
  • Relocation Assistance
  • Education Reimbursement Program
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability (IDEA)