Postdoctoral Associate

first_imgJob DescriptionThe postdoctoral associate will carry out highly exciting andleading-edge research related to federally sponsored projects andother related activities. The specific tasks involve development ofdetailed research plans, implementation of the research tasks, andpreparing lab reports and journal manuscripts. The researchinvolves synthesis of different materials, hybrid materialsprocessing, polymer derived ceramics, simulations, and machinelearning. She/he will also carry out property testing andcharacterization of different materials related to composition,phase, and microstructure, study the interactions and fundamentalmechanisms of material behaviors in harsh environments, and developtheoretical understanding of the proposed research. Thepostdoctoral associate will be involved in preparing reports,documents, and manuscripts. She/he will assist the research of thegraduate students. The postdoctoral associate will also help todevelop grant proposals, deliver educational programs, andcoordinate activities involving a number of project members.Required QualificationsThis position requires a PhD degree in Materials Science andEngineering or other related engineering disciples and within 4years of obtaining the PhD degree at the start of the appointmentwith one year remaining of eligibility.Preferred QualificationsThe candidates should be highly motivated in conducting researchand producing scholarly publications, have strong background inpolymer chemistry, ceramics, thermodynamics, ceramic materialsprocessing, and combined experimental and modeling skills.Extensive knowledge in microstructure characterization, strongtechnical writing skills, and good publication records are alsonecessary.Appointment TypeRestrictedSalary Information$50,004Review DateMarch 30, 2021Additional InformationThe successful Candidate will be required to have a criminalconviction check.About Virginia TechDedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve),Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking ahands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to beleaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institutionthat enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout theworld, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicatedto knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers morethan 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eightundergraduatecolleges , a school ofmedicine , a veterinarymedicine college, Graduate School , and Honors College . The universityhas a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campusin Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus inRoanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices andresearchcenters . A leading global research institution, Virginia Techconducts more than $500 million in research annually.Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, orapplicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (includingpregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, geneticinformation, national origin, political affiliation, race,religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwisediscriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about,discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation ofother employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected bylaw.If you are an individual with a disability and desire anaccommodation, please contact Cindy Perdue [email protected] during regular business hours at least 10business days prior to the event.Advertised: January 4, 2021Applications close:last_img

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