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Research Fellow in High Resolution Microscopy of Engineering Alloys

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A position as a postdoctoral Research Fellow is available at the University of Limerick, Ireland (; The successful candidate will be part of a team working on the Science Foundation Ireland (SFI) funded frontiers of the future project: Physically-based modelling of bainitic and martensitic steels for flexible and sustainable power generation and distribution (PrOCCESS). This project aims to develop multi-scale, physically-based models of deformation and failure in bainitic/martensitic steels, providing explicit links between nano/microstructure and mechanical behaviour of materials. The overall goal is for increased sustainability of engineering components through an improved understanding of material behaviour at the nano/microstructure level, providing optimised nano/microstructures and more accurate design and life prediction tools. An experienced research fellow (RF) with an in-depth knowledge of the composition and microstructural characteristics of metals and broad and deep expertise in imaging and characterising of metallic materials, is required. Expertise in imaging, including in-situ imaging, using double aberration corrected, monochromated transmission electron microscopy (TEM) with energy-dispersive X-ray spectroscopy (EDX), and electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS), is needed, in order to examine in-situ dislocation rearrangements, precipitate growth and phase transformations at high temperatures for martensitic and bainitic steels.. Expertise in in-situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM) with electron back scattered diffraction (EBSD), focused ion beam (FIB)/SEM and nanoindentation is also desirable. The successful candidate will have a PhD in Engineering, Physics or Materials Science and a minimum of five years’ experience post PhD in the areas of advanced microscopy with at least six publications in high impact journals in the area of transmission electron microscopy. Ideally s/he will have experience in project management. S/he will also be expected to assist the PI in the management of the project, industry liaison, supervision of PhD students and development of new research proposals. To apply, please see the University website and search for job id: 039409. For further information contact Applications for the position close on September 11, 2020. 


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