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Postdoc Posting - Computational Solid Mechanics - ORNL

Research Associate
Computational Solid Mechanics

Science and Technology Division

Ridge National Laboratory

Ridge, Tennessee

Posting ORNL12-109-MSTD

 Project Description:

A postdoctoral opening is available in the Mechanical
Properties and Mechanics Group, Materials Science and Technology Division, Oak
Ridge National Laboratory. We are currently developing inelastic analysis
methods in support of the development of ASME Code rules for high temperature
reactor structural components. This project involves viscoplastic constitutive
model development, determining model parameters from test data, finite element
implementation of the material model, and three-dimensional finite element
analyses to model thermal ratcheting and creep-fatigue. Appointment is for a
full-time one-year position with potential for renewal, dependent on funding


The prospective candidate is expected to hold a Ph.D. in
mechanical engineering, nuclear engineering, materials science, or a closely
related field. A strong background in computational solid mechanics, mechanical
behavior of materials, finite element methods, and constitutive model
development and analysis, and proficiency with scientific programming languages
are required. Experience with general purpose finite element codes is
desirable. Excellent communication and writing skills, self-motivation, and
good team working skills are required.

Applicants cannot have received the most recent degree more
than five years prior to the date of application and must complete all degree
requirements before starting their appointment. Applications will be accepted
until the position is filled.

Technical Questions:

Questions regarding the position can be directed to Dr. Sam
Sham ( Please include the requisition number and title when

How to Apply:

We will begin reviewing applications immediately and
will continue to do so until the position is filled. Qualified applicants must
apply online at
All applicants will need to register before they can begin the online
application. For complete instructions, on how to apply, please see the
instructions at

This appointment is offered through the ORNL Postgraduate
Research Participation Program and is administered by the Oak Ridge Institute
for Science and Education (ORISE). The program is open to all qualified U.S.
and non-U.S. citizens without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex,
national origin, physical or mental disability, or status as a Vietnam-era
veteran or disabled veteran.

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