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Postdoctoral Research Associate, Advanced Coated Cladding / NB50627757
Oak Ridge National Laboratory
Oak Ridge National Laboratory

Job Location: Oak Ridge, TN

The Materials Science and Technology Division (MSTD) within the Physical Sciences Directorate (PSD) at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) is seeking to fill a postdoctoral position in the area of research and development for advanced fuel clad coatings, with the primary focus on silicon carbide composite-based enhanced accident-tolerance light water reactor fuel cladding.

Major Duties/Responsibilities:
Conduct studies on processing and evaluation of hermetic, environmental barrier coatings on silicon carbide composite-based enhanced accident-tolerance fuel cladding primarily for light water reactor applicationsCoordinate and conduct microstructural and mechanical properties examinations with coated silicon carbide test specimens following neutron irradiationWork with other team members to maintain a high level of scientific productivityPresent and report research results and publish scientific results in peer-reviewed journals in a timely mannerEnsure compliance with environment, safety, health and quality program requirementsMaintain strong commitment to the implementation and perpetuation of values and ethics

Qualifications Required:
Basic Qualifications:PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related field completed within the last 5 yearsBackground in the processing and/or characterization of materials for nuclear reactor applicationsPreferred Qualifications:Familiarity with chromium-based coating materials and techniques, thermodynamics and kinetics of hydrothermal corrosion, radiation-induced microstructural and property changes in nuclear materials, and nuclear reactor engineering is highly desired.Flexibility to adapt evolving research scope and programmatic needs Strong record of productive and creative research demonstrated by publications in peer-reviewed journals Motivated and safety conscious and possess excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skillsAbility to work on multiple tasks and to independently set priorities to meet deadlinesOTHER INFORMATION:The appointment length will be up to 24 months with the potential for extension. Initial appointments and extensions are subject to performance and availability of funding. Please provide a list of publications when applying for this position. Three letters of reference are required and can be uploaded to your profile or emailed directly to THIS EMAIL . Please include the title of the position in the subject line.

Work Directions and Interfaces:
Position reports to the Team Leader, Advanced Nuclear Materials, within Nuclear Materials Science and Technology Group. Interfaces with technical staff, industry and academic partners, and managers at ORNL.

Oak Ridge National Laboratory

ORNL is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants, including individuals with disabilities and protected veterans, are encouraged to apply. UT-Battelle is an E-verify Employer.
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