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Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States invites online Application for various Postdoctoral Fellowship in their different Departments. We are providing a list of Postdoc Fellowship positions available at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States.

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(01) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title:  Postdoc Research Associate – Industrial Decarbonization Workforce Development and Technical Support

As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation. The Manufacturing Energy Efficiency Research & Analysis (MEERA) Group at ORNL is seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to engage in research and technical support for industrial decarbonization workforce development. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in mechanical engineering, industrial energy systems, renewable energy, decarbonization, or other related fields. They should also possess experience in industrial workforce development and technical training.

Deadline : Open Until Filled

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(02) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc summary/title: Postdoc Research Associate – Machine and Deep Learning, Computer Vision, and Computational Imaging

As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation. The Multimodal Sensor Analytics group in the Electrification and Energy Infrastructure Division (EEID) is seeking a postdoctoral research associate to contribute to the development of computational imaging, computer vision and image analysis algorithms for multi-modal 2D and 3D imaging systems at ORNL. In this position, you will join a diverse team of scientists with expertise in material science, additive manufacturing, data analytics, machine/deep learning, and computational imaging algorithms. Specifically, you will contribute to the scientific activities of the team to enable new artificial intelligence (AI) based microscopy and tomographic reconstruction capabilities. We anticipate this role to focus on new algorithm development that will occur in tight collaboration with experimental scientists to translate the algorithmic outputs to real-world systems that will be leveraged by our industrial collaborators in their state-of-the-art systems at our facilities such as Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF). This is a unique opportunity to build your research profile in a collaborative setting as well as gaining experience in developing novel computational imaging algorithms that have real world impact.

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(03) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Surface Energy and Tribology

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Surface Engineering and Tribology Group in the Materials Structure and Processing Section, Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) within the Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  As a Postdoc, you will focus on investigation of the fluid-solid interfacial phenomena in tribological contact. As part of our team, you will work with ORNL’s world-class experts and have access to the state-of-the-art facilities to learn, grow, and make major contributions to the exciting research activities here. You will be primarily involved in two projects: (a) investigation of the ink transfer behavior between polymer and paper upon contact and sliding and (b) study of the chemomechanical interactions between lubricants and metal surfaces upon rolling-sliding. Given that surface engineering and tribology truly is an interdisciplinary area, we’re looking for someone that will be open-minded in applying combined materials, mechanical and chemical technologies and in collaborating with researchers from other groups, divisions, and outside partners. In addition to meeting project milestones and producing high impact publications, involvement in professional societies and contributions to local communities are also highly encouraged.

Deadline : Open Until Filled

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(04) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Neutron Scattering Division

We are seeking multiple Postdoctoral Research Associates to perform cutting-edge research benefitting from the neutron scattering capabilities of the Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High-Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR).  The neutron science programs at both facilities are operated by the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) of the Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). (https://neutrons.ornl.gov/) Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy science and energy laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security.  The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High-Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) are world-leading facilities and the scientific center of a diverse, international, and inclusive neutron scattering community. As a Postdoctoral Research Associate you will be a member of a team of neutron scattering scientists, computational scientists, engineers, enterprise software developers, and machine learning experts at both neutron research facilities. We are seeking applications that focus upon any of the techniques or scientific areas being examined using the instruments within the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD) at ORNL.  World class instrument suites available in the NSD include Neutron Diffraction, Neutron Spectroscopy, and instrumentation for measuring Large Scale Structures.

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(05) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Grazing Incidence Small-Angle Neutron Scattering for Soft Matter

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate to develop grazing incidence small-angle neutron scattering (GISANS) and apply it to cutting-edge research in polymers and soft materials. The Spallation Neutron Source (SNS) and the High-Flux Isotope Reactor (HFIR) are world-leading facilities and the scientific center of a diverse, international, and inclusive neutron scattering community. In this position, you will be part of a multi-disciplinary and multi-institution team developing GISANS at the EQ-SANS instrument of the Spallation Neutron Source for studying polymer and soft matter thin films.  In particular, you will lead the development of a sample environment for GISANS suitable for investigating time-dependent processes, such as thermal or vapor annealing, in polymer thin films.  You will have the opportunity to participate in experiments using GISANS. 

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(06) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoc – Manufacturing Science for PEM Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Materials and Components

As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation. The Energy Storage and Conversion Manufacturing Group in the Electrification Section of the Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking applicants for a Postdoctoral Research Associate to conduct research on the development of electrocatalysts, inks/slurries and electrodes for low-temperature proton exchange membrane (PEM) and advanced alkaline water electrolysis (AWE) fuel cells and electrolyzers. The successful candidate will be expected to write high impact papers, conduct data analysis, and work with electrocatalysts synthesis, coating, fuel cell, electrolyzer, and roll-to-roll (R2R) manufacturing professionals. This position resides in the Department of Energy (DOE) Battery Manufacturing R&D Facility (BMF) at ORNL (Knoxville, TN, USA).

Deadline : Open Until Filled

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(07) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Growth Mechanisms of 2D Materials & Nanomaterials

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Scholar who will focus on understanding the growth mechanisms of 2D materials and other nanomaterials using both laser and chemical vapor deposition (CVD) synthesis and processing techniques coupled with in situ diagnostic methods to characterize both the growth environment and the emerging nanomaterial structure. This position resides in the Functional Hybrid Nanomaterials Group, Nanomaterials Synthesis Section, at the Center for Nanophase Materials Sciences (CNMS), Physical Sciences Directorate, Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). As a postdoc, you will work within a research team that is focused on understanding and controlling the growth mechanisms of nanomaterials, bridging length scales from the nanoscale to the macroscale, and you will interact with other groups at the CNMS toward advancing autonomous synthesis. Several methods are employed, including traditional approaches such as CVD, but also novel, nonequilibrium approaches for bottom-up and top-down growth and doping, such as pulsed laser deposition (PLD) and laser processing within optical microscopy environments or within the TEM, where control over the kinetic energy of precursor species or pulsed photolytic processes are used to synthesize and process nanomaterials with metastable phases or states that are predicted to have novel functionalities.  The novel materials synthesized in this project will be collaboratively shared with a wide variety of microscopists, ultrafast spectroscopists, device experts, and quantum information scientists to explore their functionalities across a wide spectrum of capabilities being developed at ORNL.

Deadline : Open Until Filled

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(08) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – PIE of SiC Materials

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on post-irradiation examinations of silicon carbide (SiC)-based ceramics and composites for nuclear energy applications.  This position resides in the Radiation Effects and Microstructural Analysis Group (REMAG) in the Materials in Extremes Section, Materials Science and Technology Division, Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  This role will allow incumbent to expand knowledge of radiation damage and structural changes to nuclear materials while using the world-leading facilities for testing and evaluating irradiated materials at ORNL’s Low Activation Materials Development and Analysis (LAMDA) Laboratory.  SiC ceramics and its composites undergo development for accident tolerant fuel cladding and core-structures of light water reactors in REMAG at ONRL. Advancement of understanding of neutron-irradiation resistance of the materials is a key area of the development. This postdoc position has a main area of focus on materials science on the effects of neutron irradiation on thermal, physical and mechanical properties and the underlying physical processes of SiC based materials. The materials of the interest also include environmental barrier and hermetic coatings on SiC-based materials. The project will include experimental examination using mechanical testing, thermophysical testing, electron microscopy, and analyzing the experimental data.

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(09) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Physical Metallurgy of Lightweight Alloys

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will perform materials research in the area of aluminum alloy development for cast and additive manufacturing applications. The position will allow significant interaction with researchers with varying background and additional opportunities for professional development. This position resides in the Alloy Behavior and Design Group in the Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The selected candidate will work with multiple other groups within MSTD and Manufacturing Science Division (MSD) on the physical metallurgy of aluminum alloys for automotive (with emphasis on electric vehicle systems) applications. Projects will include application of physical metallurgy principles to contribute to development of sustainable alloys with desirable advances in mechanical, thermal, and/or electrical properties. A background in solidification processing, mechanical properties, microstructural analysis, thermal properties, electrical properties, additive manufacturing, and high pressure die casting will be desirable but not necessary. The position will involve significant interaction with a large team within Oak Ridge National Laboratory, as well as external industry partners.

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(10) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Phase Contrast Neutron Imaging

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will reside in the Materials Engineering Group in the Neutron Scattering Division (NSD), Neutron Sciences Directorate (NScD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).  This project will be focusing on utilizing an advanced neutron imaging technique, neutron grating interferometry (nGI), to study nano-sized features in bulk materials at MARS (https://neutrons.ornl.gov/mars). By participating and contributing to this project, you will gain experience and knowledge in neutron imaging instrumentation and apply these in advancing nGI for material science research through novel instrumentation and computational methods. Then you will be applying nGI in addressing critical scientific questions in material science research. In this project, you will also have the opportunity to access other world class neutron scattering capabilities that would benefit this project and your own growth.

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(11) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemist

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will focus on the synthesis of oligoamide and other bioinspired building blocks to study enzymatic polymerization and depolymerization of polymeric materials and ultimately unravel how polymer sequence influences polymer thermomechanical properties. This position resides in the Soft Materials and Membranes Group in the Chemical Sciences Division (CSD), Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). Oak Ridge National Laboratory is the largest US Department of Energy Office of Science national laboratory, conducting basic and applied research to deliver transformative solutions to compelling problems in energy and security. The research will focus on developing synthetic routes to access polyamide oligomers including dimers, trimers, tetramers, and higher oligomers to support collaborative efforts on enzyme engineering, which aims to polymerize and depolymerize commodity plastics such as Nylons and aliphatic polyesters. This Laboratory Directed Research and Development project will involve organic synthesis and the development of novel synthetic pathways, step-growth and/or ring-opening polymerization of the synthesized building blocks, and thermomechanical characterization of the resulting polymer materials. In this position, the postdoc will work as part of an interdisciplinary ‘Design-Build-Test-Learn’ team engineering enzymes for materials science goals. The postdoc is expected to lead the efforts on a polymer synthesis use case while integrating with technical support staff and expert collaborators in biochemistry, machine learning, structural biology, and analytical chemistry. They will also design and execute laboratory experiments, analyze quantitative data, write, and communicate results to the scientific community.

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(12) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Catalysis

As a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national laboratory, ORNL has an extraordinary 80-year history of solving the nation’s biggest problems. We have a dedicated and creative staff of over 6,000 people! Our vision for diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) is to cultivate an environment and practices that foster diversity in ideas and in the people across the organization, as well as to ensure ORNL is recognized as a workplace of choice. These elements are critical for enabling the execution of ORNL’s broader mission to accelerate scientific discoveries and their translation into energy, environment, and security solutions for the nation. Oak Ridge National Laboratory is seeking to fill a Postdoctoral Research Position for catalysis in our Chemical Process Science Research Group in the Energy and Transportation Science Division. The postdoc will become part of our catalytic upgrading team that involves on-going collaborations among multiple national laboratories and universities. The successful candidate will conduct research in activation and conversion of carbon dioxide to high-value chemicals. Research will include catalyst development, reaction engineering, batch and continuous flow reactor development, synthetic and analytical chemistry. The research spans basic to applied research technology for carbon management. The candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams. The Chemical Process Science Research Group is a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team of chemical engineers, material scientists, physical and synthetic chemists, and computational modelling working on clean energy technologies. The postdoc will be encouraged to collaborate with colleagues at other National Laboratories as well as other ORNL researchers and actively present results at team meetings and conferences.

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(13) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Heterogenous Catalysis

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who will support the Chemical Process Scale Up Group in the Manufacturing Science Division (MSD), Energy Science and Technology Directorate (ESTD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL). The postdoc will become part of our catalytic upgrading team that involves on-going collaborations among multiple national laboratories. The successful candidate will conduct research in activation and conversion of bioderived building blocks to sustainable aviation fuel. Research will include catalyst development, reaction engineering, batch and continuous flow reactor development, synthetic and analytical chemistry. The research spans basic to applied research in bioenergy, transportation, and energy storage programs. The candidate will be expected to work in multi-disciplinary teams. The Chemical Process Science Research Group is a highly collaborative interdisciplinary team of chemical engineers, material scientists, physical and synthetic chemists, and computational modelling working toward net carbon zero fuels through catalytic conversions of biomass and derived intermediates. The postdoc will be encouraged to collaborate with collaborators at other National Laboratories as well as other ORNL researchers and actively present results at team meetings and conferences.

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(14) Postdoctoral Fellowship Position

Postdoc Fellowship Position summary/title: Postdoctoral Research Associate – Synthesis and Characterization of Novel Electrolyte or Electrode M

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Research Associate who is an inorganic, organic, polymeric, or physical chemist with expertise in electrode or electrolyte chemistry for development of new electrode or electrolyte systems for battery applications. The primary focus will be synthesis and purification of electrode or electrolyte systems and evaluation of their battery performance. The program will have a strong collaborative component with characterization (e.g., electron microscopy, electrochemical study, neutron scattering) and computational scientists working on the same program. As a postdoc, you will support the Nanomaterials Chemistry Group in the Chemical Sciences Division, Physical Sciences Directorate at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and is a part of the research efforts in a project funded by the DOE’s Office of Science, Office of Basic Energy Sciences, Materials Sciences and Engineering Division.

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About Oak Ridge National Laboratory, United States – Official Website

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is a U.S. multiprogram science and technology national laboratory sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and administered, managed, and operated by UT–Battelle as a federally funded research and development center (FFRDC) under a contract with the DOE, located in Oak Ridge, Tennessee.

Established in 1943, ORNL is the largest science and energy national laboratory in the Department of Energy system (by size) and third largest by annual budget. It is located in the Roane County section of Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Its scientific programs focus on materials, nuclear science, neutron science, energy, high-performance computing, systems biology and national security, sometimes in partnership with the state of Tennessee, universities and other industries.

 

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