PNNL Careers

Post Doc Research Associate - Materials Science

RICHLAND, WA
Post-Graduates and Post-Docs


Job Description

Job ID: 307246
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Temporary

Job Description

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to join our team to explore materials degradation of polymers and elastomers in extreme environments, such as high-pressure hydrogen. The successful candidate’s primary responsibility will be to characterize the materials chemical and physical properties of hydrogen interactions that degrade performance and to explore new solutions or develop new systems that minimize the deleterious effects of materials that will improve reliability and durability in hydrogen environments. The candidate will also prepare manuscripts for publication, present research internally and externally at conferences, and develop new ideas for research.
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Equal Employment Opportunity

PNNL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that is committed to hiring a diverse, talented workforce. EOE Disability/Vet/M/F/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. Staff at PNNL must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States.
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Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.
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Preferred Qualifications

We are seeking an outstanding scientist to join our team. Each candidate must possess a Ph.D. in, Materials Science, Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or other related fields within the past five years from an accredited college or university and have experience in one or more of the following areas. Prior experience with polymeric and elastomeric materials degradation under extreme gas and/or chemical environments. Strong background and knowledge in fundamental polymeric and elastomeric materials characterization, such as DSC, TGA, TEM, SEM, DMA, tribology, FTIR, NMR, and other tools. Extensive knowledge and hands-on skills in material preparation and mechanical properties testing required. Good experience on chemical compatibility of polymeric materials are preferred.

Demonstrated record of publishing in top tier journals and an ability to collaborate effectively within a teaming environment are required. Must be safety orientated

PhD Materials Science, Polymer Science, Chemical Engineering, or related field

3.5 GPA or higher is preferred
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Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 307246
Directorate: Energy and Environment
Division: Energy Processes and Materials
Group: Applied Materials and Performance
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