Additive Manufacturing - Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in additive manufacturing of metallic materials. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of materials scientists, physicists and chemists applying existing and developing new laser-based additive manufacturing techniques and simulation methodologies to enhance fundamental understanding of process-structure-property-performance correlations and accelerate the qualification of additively manufactured materials. This position is in the Metallurgy & Advanced Microscopy Group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will

  • Develop advanced manufacturing approaches for metallic materials.
  • Operate commercial additive manufacturing systems.
  • Perform characterization of manufactured parts to determine microstructural features, density, surface roughness and geometrical distortion.
  • Develop methodologies for correlation of in-process monitoring signals to material defects.
  • Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with scientists, engineers, technicians and machinists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Maintain and establish laboratory protocols including adherence to safety and security measures.
  • Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or related field.
  • Experience with materials characterization methods for structural materials (i.e., X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, optical microscopy, and/or mechanical testing).
  • Experience in computer programming for data analysis (e.g., Python, Matlab, Mathematica, C/C++).
  • Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects and publish in peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications we desire

  • Knowledge of or experience in directed energy deposition additive manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of or experience in numerical simulations of thermally induced processes.
  • Experience with a broad spectrum of materials synthesis and characterization concepts and techniques, including mechanical testing.

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We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in additive manufacturing of metallic materials. You will be part of an interdisciplinary team of materials scientists, physicists and chemists applying existing and developing new laser-based additive manufacturing techniques and simulation methodologies to enhance fundamental understanding of process-structure-property-performance correlations and accelerate the qualification of additively manufactured materials. This position is in the Metallurgy & Advanced Microscopy Group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will

  • Develop advanced manufacturing approaches for metallic materials.
  • Operate commercial additive manufacturing systems.
  • Perform characterization of manufactured parts to determine microstructural features, density, surface roughness and geometrical distortion.
  • Develop methodologies for correlation of in-process monitoring signals to material defects.
  • Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with scientists, engineers, technicians and machinists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Maintain and establish laboratory protocols including adherence to safety and security measures.
  • Document and publish research results in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • Ability to maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • PhD in materials science, chemistry, physics or related field.
  • Experience with materials characterization methods for structural materials (i.e., X-ray diffraction, electron microscopy, optical microscopy, and/or mechanical testing).
  • Experience in computer programming for data analysis (e.g., Python, Matlab, Mathematica, C/C++).
  • Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects and publish in peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications we desire

  • Knowledge of or experience in directed energy deposition additive manufacturing.
  • Knowledge of or experience in numerical simulations of thermally induced processes.
  • Experience with a broad spectrum of materials synthesis and characterization concepts and techniques, including mechanical testing.

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