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University of Massachusetts Amherst Post Doctoral Research Associate - Chen Lab in Amherst, Massachusetts

Post Doctoral Research Associate - Chen Lab

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Work type: Post Doc (Amherst Only)

Location: UMass Amherst

Department:Mech & Industrial Engineering

Union:Post Doc

Categories: Laboratory & Research, Postdoctoral Research Associate

About UMass Amherst

UMass Amherst, the Commonwealth's flagship campus, is a nationally ranked public research university offering a full range of undergraduate, graduate and professional degrees. The University sits on nearly 1,450-acres in the scenic Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, and offers a rich cultural environment in a bucolic setting close to major urban centers. In addition, the University is part of the Five Colleges (including Amherst College, Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College, and Smith College), which adds to the intellectual energy of the region.

Job Summary

The Postdoctoral Research Associate will work under the direction of Professor Wen Chen at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. The position is in support of the work on physical metallurgy, mechanical metallurgy, and metal additive manufacturing in the Laboratory for Multiscale Materials and Manufacturing.

Essential Functions

  • Develop a program of research that makes significant advances in metal additive manufacturing, microstructure-property-process relationships in additively manufactured metal alloys.

  • Work closely with collaborators within and outside of UMass Amherst.

  • Supervise research activities within the lab including meeting with graduate and undergraduate students to assist them in designing their experiments, analyzing their data, and presenting their results.

  • When and if opportunities come up to respond to funding opportunity announcements, requests for proposals, or other possibilities for funding related to metal additive manufacturing, write and submit research proposals responding to those requests.

  • Publish scientific results on peer-reviewed journals.

Minimum Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, Education, Experience, Certifications, Licensure)

A Ph.D. in materials Science and engineering, mechanical engineering, or manufacturing with experience in either one of following expertise is preferred:

  • Additive manufacturing;

  • Mechanical metallurgy;

  • Materials characterization (SEM, EBSD, TEM, etc)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday 8:30am to 5:00pm

Salary Information

$50,004 or commensurate with experience.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include a resume, cover letter and three (3) professional references with your application. Applicants must apply by the priority deadline of August 31, 2020 in order to ensure consideration. The search may remain open until a suitable candidate pool has been identified.

UMass Amherst is committed to a policy of equal opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, age, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military status, or genetic information in employment, admission to and participation in academic programs, activities, and services, and the selection of vendors who provide services or products to the University. To fulfill that policy, UMass Amherst is further committed to a program of affirmative action to eliminate or mitigate artificial barriers and to increase opportunities for the recruitment and advancement of qualified minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and covered veterans. It is the policy of the UMass Amherst to comply with the applicable federal and state statutes, rules, and regulations concerning equal opportunity and affirmative action.

Advertised: Jul 20 2020 Eastern Daylight Time

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