Post Doctoral Associate [Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science - (23004952)]

University of Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh

Job posting number: #7188048 (Ref:23004952)

Posted: October 25, 2023

Job Description


Required Educational Background: Applicant must have a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering, materials science and engineering, or a closely-related field. Industry and/or postdoc experience is desirable.


Responsibilities: supervising graduate and undergraduate students with mechanical testing and electron microscopy-based materials characterization activities, conducting research on the mechanical behavior of materials for sponsored programs and with industry partners, writing reports, proposals, and archival publications, and providing day-to-day oversight of the mechanical testing facilities within the MEMS Department.


Required Skillset: Prior experience with mechanical testing methods (tensile, compression, cyclic, fatigue crack growth, fracture toughness, etc.), sensing methods (dcPD, extensometers/clip gages, DIC, etc.), materials characterization (SEM, EBSD, EDS; TEM and FIB are desirable), and sample preparation are all desirable.


The University of Pittsburgh is committed to championing all aspects of diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility within our community. This commitment is a fundamental value of the University and is crucial in helping us advance our mission, which includes attracting and retaining diverse workforces. We will continue to create and maintain an environment that allows individuals to discover, belong, contribute, and grow, while honoring the experiences, perspectives, and unique identities of all.


The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets.


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Job posting number:#7188048 (Ref:23004952)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:University of Pittsburgh
United States
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