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Postdoctoral Research Associate I, Materials Science & Engineering

The University of Arizona
Job Location:
Tucson, 85724
Mechanical Engineering

Posting Number: req18183

Department: Materials Science & Engr

Location: Main Campus

Address: 1235 E. James E. Rogers Way, Tucson, AZ 85721 USA

Position Highlights

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) is seeking a candidate for Postdoctoral Research Associate I. The ideal candidate will be capable of independent research in the areas of computational thermodynamics, CALPHAD, density functional theory, Monte Carlo, phase field method, and other computational approaches and will have experience in computational materials science and modeling of structural metals and alloys. Experience in machine learning, signal processing, are a plus.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, vision, and life
insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU
tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members;
access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

  • Lead a research project in close collaboration with the PI.
  • Innovate new areas of inquiry and advance novel computational techniques and
    modeling approaches.
  • Present research findings in meetings and publish in scientific journals;
    maintain detailed records and datasets.
  • Apply for independent funding and contribute to grant proposals submitted by
    the PI.
  • Mentor graduate students and undergraduate researchers.
  • Participate as a team member and contribute to a productive scientific
  • Assist on overall group management and administrative duties as needed.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of the CALPHAD method and strong programming skills.

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in Materials Science, Mechanical
    Engineering, or as closely related field is required upon hire.
  • Selected
    candidate must have Ph.D. conferred upon hire.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in calculation of first-principles phase diagrams (cluster expansion, Monte Carlo) and CALPHAD software (ThermoCalc, ESPEI, PyCalphad or similar).
  • Experience in modeling structural alloys.
  • Experience in programming skills (Python, MATLAB or other).
  • Experience in machine learning, signal processing.
  • Experience in writing research articles and grant applications .

FLSA: Exempt

Full Time/Part Time: Full Time

Number of Hours Worked per Week: 40

Job FTE: 1.0

Work Calendar: Fiscal

Job Category: Research

Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay: $56,484 (DOE)

Compensation Type: salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)

Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies: 1

Expected End Date: 6/30/2024

Contact Information for Candidates

Marat Latypov

(520) 621-6070

Open Until Filled: Yes

Documents Needed to Apply: Curriculum Vitae (CV) and Cover Letter

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As a Hispanic-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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