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Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Post-Doctoral Researcher in College Station, Texas

Job Title

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Texas A&M Engineering


Nuclear Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

The Postdoctoral Researcher will focus on experimental studies of materials degradation in molten salts. The Postdoctoral Researcher will design, test, and employ state-of-the-art technology and techniques to understand and quantify material degradation in environments relevant to molten salt reactors, and other extreme environments.


  • Design, coordinate, and conduct molten salt corrosion experiments, including flowing experiments

  • Develop and benchmark electrochemical methods for measuring salt properties related to corrosion

  • Use range of analytical techniques to characterize materials and salts

  • Work toward a mechanistic understanding of material degradation in molten salts

  • Communicate and coordinate results with internal and external collaborators to facilitate collaborations

  • Disseminate scientific results in peer-reviewed journals, and at national and international conferences

  • Comply with environmental, safety, and health requirements

  • Provide leadership and informal mentorship to PhD students

Required Education:

  • PhD

Required Experience:

  • No experience required

Preferred Education:

  • A PhD in Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline

Preferred Experience:

  • An excellent record of productive and creative research

  • Experience working with molten salts, and knowledge of molten salt science

  • Understanding of radiation effects in materials

  • Experience with electrochemical techniques, particularly in molten salts

  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the basic principles of high temperature corrosion

  • Experience utilizing microstructural characterization such as light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate to an international scientific audience

  • Demonstrated leadership skills

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative and frequently interacting teams of researchers

  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

At Texas A&M Engineering our employees are meeting new challenges every day. Through partnerships with industries, communities and academic institutions, the Texas A&M College of Engineering and the Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station (TEES) work to enrich the lives of residents of the State of Texas, the United States and the World. Texas A&M Engineering staff and faculty members strive to uphold the universities core values of Respect, Excellence, Leadership, Loyalty, Integrity and Selfless Service, while working to fulfill the program’s efforts to transform engineering education.

Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

If you need assistance in applying for this job, please contact (979) 458-7699.

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