OVERVIEW: Our team carries out high quality R&D focused on the processing of metal and ceramic materials for both structural and functional applications. We have a long history in the processing of refractory metal and other high-temperature structural materials, including intermetallic and ceramic materials. Our work has played meaningful roles in applications from steel mills, foundries, and electric power transmission lines, to light-weight automobiles and spacecraft power systems.
You will be among team members based at the MDF, the Department of Energy’s (DOE) first facility established to provide affordable and convenient access to R&D expertise, facilities, and tools to facilitate rapid adoption of advanced manufacturing technologies (including additive manufacturing of alloys and composites) to improve the competitiveness of the U.S. workforce. The MDF is designed to reduce technical risk and support the business case for private investment in new production technologies that will reduce life-cycle energy and greenhouse gas emissions, lower production cost, and build new products and job opportunities.
OTHER INFORMATION: 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.