Postdoctoral Research Associate Position, Critical Materials Institute

Ames Laboratory (USDOE), Iowa State University
Ames, Iowa 50011
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Postdoctoral Research Associate Position
Critical Materials Institute
Ames Laboratory (USDOE), Iowa State University

The Critical Materials Institute at the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for qualified Postdoctoral Research Associates.

The postdoctoral researchers will perform innovative research on critical materials challenges. Multiple candidates are sought for research in the following areas: 

  1. Magnetism and magnetic materials including permanent magnets, with and without rare earth elements, as well as other magnetic materials 
  2. Combinatorial synthesis and high-throughput characterization of materials. 

Candidates are encouraged to specify the area of interest in their application cover letters. For both positions, the candidates will be responsible for design, synthesis, processing, additive manufacturing and characterization of materials using a suite of capabilities at Ames Laboratory. As part of a U.S. Energy Innovation Hub, the candidates are expected to work with principal investigators, Ames Laboratory scientists and other collaborators in national laboratories, industry and universities to develop approaches for producing magnetic materials, especially permanent magnets, with minimal or no critical elements. 

Other duties include writing reports, publishing and presenting results, and supervising students. The ideal candidates can communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences, are comfortable working in a cross-cutting, multidisciplinary research environment, and are self-motivated individuals willing to take initiative and leadership of research problems. While working in the Critical Materials Institute, the candidates will learn and contribute to various avenues of delivering solutions to criticality in magnetic materials.

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Iowa State University/Ames Laboratory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status, and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Director of Equal Opportunity, 3350 Beardshear Hall, (515) 294-7612.



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