Materials Science (Graphite) Postdoctoral Research Associate
Company: Battelle Energy Alliance
Location: Idaho Falls
Posted on: May 13, 2019
Job Title: Materials Science (Graphite) Postdoctoral Research
Org: Materials Science & Engineering
Work Location: Idaho Falls, ID (Town, Work Schedule - 9X80's)
Empowering the Nation's Energy Future
MISSION: Discover, demonstrate and secure innovative nuclear energy
solutions, other clean energy options and critical
VISION: INL will change the world's energy future and secure our
The Materials Science and Engineering Department at the Idaho
National Laboratory (INL) seeks to fill a postdoctoral research
fellowship in the area of nuclear graphite research, specifically
in the research areas of irradiation induced material property
changes and graphite failure mechanisms. This position requires a
strong background in graphite material properties, experimental
testing, and a firm understanding of irradiation behavior of
graphite. The research will be funded primarily through the DOE
Advanced Reactor Technologies (ART) Graphite R&D program
located at INL. The central focus of this program is the
qualification and development of a fundamental understanding of
graphite behavior for use within nuclear applications.
The ART graphite program is a mature DOE funded program operating
one of the largest nuclear graphite irradiation programs in the
world. In this position, you will be required to assist in the
analysis of the significant irradiated and unirradiated graphite
data produced within this program, assist in the development of
graphite behavior models, participate in fundamental material
science experiments, and form strong collaborations with
international and national graphite research institutions. As a
consequence, collaboration between the computational and
experimental elements of this research program will be strongly
encouraged through research exchanges to develop a common
intellectual basis for the postdoctoral fellows, graduate students,
and principle investigators.
Idaho National Laboratory has been designated as the lead
Department of Energy laboratory for all aspects of nuclear fuel and
material research in the United States. As the designated lead
laboratory for the High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor campaign the
INL has a comprehensive single-location nuclear graphite research
capabilities (including irradiated and unirradiated testing
capabilities) in the US and, in particular, the most complete and
advanced complement of post irradiation examination capability for
studying the material property effects on nuclear graphite
materials. The research conducted under this DOE-NE program is
strongly supported though INLs nuclear energy mission.
Idaho National Laboratory is located in southeastern Idaho on the
Snake River Plain. The region is a paradise for nature lovers and
outdoors enthusiasts with Yellowstone National Park to the north,
the Teton mountain range to the east, and Sun Valley ski resort to
- PhD requirements must be completed by commencement of appointment
and within the previous 5 years.
- PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or related field with
specialty in Graphite or comparable disciplines.
- Demonstrated oral and published written communication skills in
Desired Qualifications: Skilled in RAMAN, XRD, SAXS, or SANS
When applying, please include curriculum vitae, summary of research
plans, and a list of three or more references.
SELECTIVE SERVICE REQUIREMENTS
To be eligible for employment at INL males born after December 31,
1959 must have registered with the Selective Service System (SSS).
This includes U.S. born and naturalized citizens, parolees,
undocumented immigrants, legal permanent residents, asylum seekers,
refugees, and all males with visas of any kind which expired more
than 30 days ago. The few individuals who are exempt from this
requirement are those on current non-immigrant visas. For more
information see www.sss.gov.
EMPLOYEE JOB FUNCTIONS
Employee Job Functions are physical actions and/or working
conditions associated with the position. These functions may also
constitute essential functions for the job position which the
employee must be able to fulfill, with or without accommodation.
Information provided below is to help describe the job so that the
applicant has a reasonable understanding of the job
duties/expectations. An applicant's ability to perform and/or
tolerate these actions and conditions will be discussed and
workplace accommodations may be made on a case-by-case basis
following an individualized assessment of the applicant and other
considerations, including but not limited to any governing safety
Motor Abilities: Standing - prolonged, Bending/stooping, Squatting,
Fine motor control (hands), Lifting ability - 25 lbs max., Exertion
- minimal, Repetitive work - intermittent.
Special Senses: Visually demanding work, Audio alarms, Ability to
Work Conditions: Stairs, Protective clothing, typing/keyboard, 8
PLEASE APPLY BEFORE: June 6, 2019 (Midnight MDT)
ENVIRONMENTAL, SAFETY AND HEALTH STATEMENT
Must be familiar with, and comply with all relevant health and
safety requirements. Must be knowledgeable of emergency action
policies and procedures, methods for reporting/resolving work
practices or conditions to available cognizant professionals.
When applying to positions please provide a resume and answer all
questions on the following screens. Applicants, who fail to provide
a resume or answer the questions, may be deemed ineligible for
INL is a science-based, applied engineering national laboratory
dedicated to supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's mission in
nuclear energy research, science, and national defense. With more
than 4,300 scientists, researchers and support staff, the
laboratory works with national and international governments,
universities and industry partners to discover new science and
develop technologies that underpin the nation's nuclear and
renewable energy, national security and environmental missions.
THE IDAHO FALLS AREA
Idaho Falls is conveniently situated near many national treasures
such as Yellowstone National Park, Teton National Park, Jackson,
WY, etc. For more information about the area, please visit
www.visitidahofalls.com and www.visitidaho.org.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Idaho National Laboratory (INL) is an Equal Employment Opportunity
(EEO) employer. It is the policy of INL to provide equal employment
opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race,
color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national
origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic
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