• Postdoctoral Appointment - Structural Mechanics

    Argonne National LaboratoryLemont, IL 60439

    Job #1193199389

  • Postdoctoral Appointment - Structural Mechanics

    Requisition Number: 408146 Location: Lemont, IL

    Functional Area: Research and Development Division: AMD-Applied Materials Division

    Employment Category: Temporary 6 Months or Greater Education Required: Doctorate Degree

    Level (Grade): 700 Shift: 8:30 - 5:00 Share: Facebook LinkedIn Twitter

    The Applied Materials Division at Argonne National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral appointee. The successful candidate will engage in research programs aimed at developing statistical models for the deformation and failure of high temperature metal alloys. Work will include developing new continuum-scale material models to describe experimental measurements and component field data, calibrating models using classical and statistical inverse methods, and assessing and validating the final models.


    Safety, Security, and Environmental Protection: All activities, as they apply to work performed by self or by personnel under supervision, will be executed in compliance with ES&H and security responsibilities established by Argonne National Laboratory's ES&H policies, Safeguards and Security policies, work rules, and safe practices.

    • The prospective candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, structural engineering, or a closely related field. Working experience after Ph.D. is desirable. A strong background in structural mechanics, mechanics of materials, computational solid mechanics, and finite element analysis are required.
    • Comprehensive knowledge of constitutive modeling of structural materials.
    • Knowledge finite element techniques and numerical methods.
    • Skills in using computer software and programming languages such as Matlab, Python/Numpy/Scipy, and C++.
    • Experience using finite element software.
    • Experience with elevated temperature structural design and/or heat transfer is desired.
    • Formal education or previous experience in statistical methods for quantifying uncertainty is desired.
    • Strong oral and written communications and presentations skills.
    • These levels of knowledge and skills are typically achieved through formal education to the level of Ph.D. (or equivalent) in mechanical engineering, or an associated field.
    • A successful candidate must have the ability to model Argonne's Core Values: Impact, Safety, Respect, Integrity, and Teamwork.

    This position description documents the general nature and level of work but is not intended to be a comprehensive list of all activities, duties and responsibilities required of job incumbent. Consequently, job incumbent may be required to perform other duties as assigned.

    As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, and in accordance with our core values of impact, safety, respect, integrity and teamwork, Argonne National Laboratory is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that fosters collaborative scientific discovery and innovation. In support of this commitment, Argonne encourages minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply for employment. Argonne considers all qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, disability, gender, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.

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