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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Hybrid Manufacturing

Date: Jun 3, 2021

Location: Knoxville, TN, US, 37932

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 5245 



We are seeking a Hybrid Manufacturing Postdoc who will focus on conducting research in the field of hybrid manufacturing, or the combination of additive and subtractive manufacturing.  This position resides in the Manufacturing Automation & Controls Group in the Manufacturing Science Division at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct fundamental research in the field of hybrid manufacturing
  • Interface with industrial partners to develop part repair applications
  • Generate computer aided manufacturing toolpaths to support ongoing research


Basic Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Industrial Engineering, or a related discipline
  • A minimum of 1 years of experience in directed energy deposition technology
  • A minimum of 1 years of experience in Subtractive (machining) manufacturing
  • A minimum of 1 years of experience with computer aided manufacturing software


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative teams across the laboratory 
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs



Applicants cannot have received their Ph.D. more than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment. The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding.


Three letters of recommendation are required for this position.


This position will remain open for a minimum of 5 days after which it will close when a qualified candidate is identified and/or hired.

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ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply.  UT-Battelle is an E-Verify employer.

Nearest Major Market: Knoxville