Texas A&M Engineering Experiment Station Post-Doctoral Researcher in College Station, Texas
Texas A&M Engineering
Proposed Minimum Salary
College Station, Texas
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
- No experience required
- A PhD in Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline
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.
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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.
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