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Assistant Technical Professional - Development of Traditional and Innovative Concrete

Date: Jun 10, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 5996 


The Advanced Reactor Engineering and Development (ARED) Section in Oak Ridge National Laboratory’s (ORNL) Nuclear Energy and Fuel Cycle Division (NEFCD) is seeking an early career R&D Technical Professional to participate in the research supporting better understanding of conventional structural concretes and accelerated deployment of innovative low-carbon concrete concepts.  This research supports the mission of the US Department of Energy’s Advanced Manufacturing Office and the Office of Nuclear Energy’s Light Water Reactor Sustainability programs.


The successful candidate will support the mission of the Nuclear Structures and Concrete Group (NSCG), working closely with the program leadership to implement and execute scientific research plans; design and execute laboratory experiments that generate necessary data; support engineering model development; analyze generated data; and participate in the documentation of outcomes.  The incumbent will have the opportunity to work in world-class research facilities, work closely with leading experts from diverse disciplines across ORNL, and contribute to the development of innovative technologies.   


Major Duties/Responsibilities

  • Support the managers of the concrete laboratories in acquiring new equipment and materials, maintaining this equipment and ensuring compliance with ORNL’s safety and environmental protection policies.
  • Develop innovative cementitious materials formulations.
  • Contribute to the characterization of cementitious materials engineering properties including, but not limited to, specimens’ preparation, mechanical testing, microscopy, X-ray diffraction.
  • Contribute to the fabrication of 3D-printed cementitious materials and the development of optimized printing strategies.


Basic Qualifications

  • A Masters Degree in civil or chemical engineering or a related field or a Bachelor Degree in civil or chemical engineering or a related field plus a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience is required.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Demonstrated record of technical accomplishments in the field of cementitious materials development and characterization
  • Ability to apply knowledge and previous experience to new problems related to aging concrete and additively manufactured materials.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills to support regular interactions with fellow research staff, peer reviewers, and others and to prepare reports, proposals, publications and journal articles is required.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to support team building, partnering inside and outside ORNL


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