Department of Physics, Carnegie Mellon University

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Position ID:CMU-Physics-POSTDOCMP [#9715]
Position Title: Post doc in Materials Physics
Position Type:Postdoctoral
Position Location:Argonne, Illinois 15213, United States [map]
Subject Area: Condensed Matter Physics
Appl Deadline: (posted 2017/09/07, listed until 2017/10/31)
Position Description:    

The Department of Physics at Carnegie Mellon University and the Department of Mechanical Engineering at Colorado School of Mines invite applications for a National Science Foundation funded post-doctoral position starting as soon as possible. The goal of the two year project is to build a new instrument at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory that will be a second generation, high-throughput High Energy Diffraction Microscope. The new high-throughput microscope will enable fundamental explorations of microstructure in a wide variety of polycrystalline materials. Potential areas of study enabled by the new instrument include, but are not limited to, microstructure evolution during in-situ thermal loading, grain-scale characterization of cellular metals and lattice structures, progressive damage in structural materials, and martensitic phase transformations and plasticity.The individual filling this position will be expected to lead the software development side of the project and will interact with a second post-doc who will lead the hardware implementation and data collection effort as well as senior project participants including the PI's and scientists at multiple national laboratories. Large volumes of data (multiple terabytes per week) must be pipelined through multiple data reduction codes that will use large scale computing infrastructure. Required software skills include programming in Python and C/C++ and familiarity with Linux and network tools such as Globus online. Experience with x-ray diffraction, particularly at large synchrotron radiation facilities, and microstructure science are a plus. A PhD specializing in computational materials science, physics, or computer science is expected.

The consortium building the new instrument is led by R. M. Suter at Carnegie Mellon University, M. Sangid at Purdue University, A.D. Spear at University of Utah, and A.P. Stebner at Colorado School of Mines. The primary appointment for this position will be with Carnegie Mellon in the first year, and Colorado School of Mines in the second. The second post-doc on the project (in charge of the hardware engineering) will be hired through Purdue University and University of Utah. Both post-docs will join vibrant on-going research groups and will have the opportunity to collaborate with all consortium members.

The project is currently funded so the start date is as soon as practical. The position will be located at Argonne National Laboratory, just outside of Chicago, IL, with minor travel expected to the host universities. Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, publication list, statement of research plans, and arrange for three letters of recommendation to be sent to Academic Jobs Online:

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