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Mechanical Properties & Mechanics - Senior R&D Staff

Date: Jan 13, 2021

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37831

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 4828 

Overview: 

We are seeking a senior R&D Staff Member with a track record of academic achievement in solid and experimental mechanics,  mechanics of materials, structural dynamics, and numerical analysis to lead initiatives in the Mechanical Properties & Mechanics Group in support of applied energy technology programs.  Areas of interest include:

  1. Durability and reliability of structural components for power generation
  2. Time-dependent and fatigue behavior of materials and components at elevated temperatures in extreme environments
  3. Structural integrity of spent nuclear fuel, nuclear fuel cladding and nuclear pressure vessels and components
  4. Structural integrity of subsurface wells for geothermal energy and gas and oil production
  5. Structural integrity of pipelines

 

The Senior Staff Member will employ state-of-the-art technology and research equipment to enable the next generation of durable and reliable structures for power generation and for the conversion, utilization and storage of energy.  The position resides in the Materials in Extremes Section, Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). 

 

As part of our research team, you will lead multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational teams to develop world-leading research programs, execute world-leading research projects and communicate project results to the international research community.

 

Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

  • Lead the prepration of research proposals
  • Coordinate and/or conduct research
  • Perform numerical analyses for modeling and simulations
  • Communicate and coordinate experimental results with other organizations to facilitate collaborations
  • Present and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely manner
  • Exceed expectations for the safe conduct of research.  Ensure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirements
  • Maintain strong dedication to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

 

 

Basic Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Structural Mechanics or a related discipline with a minimum of 6 years of experience
  • Background in solid and structural mechanics

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • An outstanding record of productive and creative research as demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals
  • Demonstrated success in proposing research
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge on solid mechanics and mechanics of materials
  • Demonstrated extensive knowledge on experimental and fracture mechanics
  • Experience with viscoplastic modeling of materials
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience
  • Experience writing successful proposals to government sponsors
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative and frequently interacting teams of researchers
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs

 

Special Requirements

This position requires access to technology that is subject to export control requirements. Successful candidates must be qualified for such access without an export control license.

 

Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to PSDrecruit@ornl.gov.  Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

 

Please provide a list of publications when applying 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.

We accept Word (.doc, .docx), Adobe (unsecured .pdf), Rich Text Format (.rtf), and HTML (.htm, .html) up to 5MB in size. Resumes from third party vendors will not be accepted; these resumes will be deleted and the candidates submitted will not be considered for employment.


If you have trouble applying for a position, please email ORNLRecruiting@ornl.gov.


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.


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