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Postdoctoral Research Associate - Manufacturing Science

Date: Nov 21, 2022

Location: Oak Ridge, TN, US, 37830

Company: Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Requisition Id 9544 


Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.


We are seeking an internationally recognized researcher to work as a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Robotics and Intelligent Systems Group in the Manufacturing Scinece Division (MSD), Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). This position will require the applicant to perform research in advanced manufacturing with a focus on the binder jetting additive manufacturing. The researcher will lead ORNL’s efforts to become leaders in additive manufacturing through research in 3D printing materials for extreme environments and automation.


The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work within the The Department of Energy Manufacturing Demonstration Facility and the ­­­­Advanced Manufacturing Group to conduct projects, expand research, and manage R&D in the development of projects to support the manufacturing R&D portfolio. The specific focus of this job posting is to fill a research need in the area of binder jet Additive Manufacturing.


Major Duties/Responsibilities: 

The selected candidate will:

  • Contribute to R&D projects and lead the expansion of R&D in binder jet additive manufacturing.
  • Conduct laboratory experiments and tasks in support of R&D
  • Lead and manage large technical projects related to advanced manufacturing
  • Guide work of and mentor students and interns


Basic Qualifications:

  • A PhD in Mechanical Engineering with a focus in additive manufacturing, or a related field completed within the last 5 years
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to support team building and leadership are required.
  • The demonstrated ability to manage project schedules, scopes, and budgets is required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 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


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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 for up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and the availability of funding.


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