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Postdoctoral Associate

Virginia Tech
Job Location:
Blacksburg, Virginia
Chemical Engineering

Job Description

A postdoctoral associate position is available starting December 25, 2021, in the Polymer Composites and Materials Laboratory (PCML) in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Virginia Tech (Blacksburg, VA, USA).
The research will be focused on investigation of process-structure-property relationships in polymer extrusion based additive manufacturing (3D-printing), coupled with multiphysics modeling to analyze process parameter effects on printed part properties. A significant thrust is in the application of rheology to understand flow behavior in polymeric composite materials, and impact on fidelity of the printing process.
The postdoctoral appointment will initially be for one year and can be extended based on performance, postdoc eligibility, needs for service and available funding. The salary will be commensurate with the skills and experience of the individual.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD degree in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering, or a related field. PhD must be awarded no more than four years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of one year eligibility remaining.
  • Strong background in polymer morphology and rheology.
  • Experience with polymer extrusion additive manufacturing.
  • Experience in managing several projects simultaneously.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in collaboration.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with modeling software (ANSYS, COMSOL, etc.).
  • Strong track record of scientific productivity and journal publication.

Appointment Type


Salary Information

Commensurate with experience

Review Date

December 3, 2021

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check as well as documentation ofCOVID-19 vaccinationor receive approval from the university for a vaccination exemption due to a medical condition or sincerely held religious belief.

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