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Materials Science and Engineering Post-doctoral Fellow University of California Berkeley

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Duties:  Essential – Conduct research to characterize the mechanical properties of ultrahigh temperature materials using in situ synchrotron x-ray computed micro-tomography methods. Particularly, the ability to use other characterization techniques, including high-temperature mechanical testing, fracture mechanics methods, scanning and transmission electron microscopy, and atomic force microscopy to quantify the geometry and evolution of damage in a new class of ultrahigh temperature materials. Design and execute original experiments, analyze data, and test quantitative theoretical models against data. Marginal - Preparation of research publications (both oral and written) on results and proposals for new funding. Communicate results in group meetings and participate in professional activities, as appropriate.

Qualifications:Essential - Ph.D. (within last four years) in Materials Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or related fields. Knowledge of computed x-ray micro-tomography essential. Use of x-ray synchrotron facilities, high-temperature materials, mechanical behavior of materials and fracture mechanics desirable. Experimental experience with in situ mechanical testing, atomic force microscopy, SEM, TEM and associated computers and electronics for current research all desirable. Record of publications in physical sciences. Marginal - Ability to communicate results effectively, both oral and written.

Start Date: Position is available immediately.

Salary: In the range of $50 to $60k, depending upon qualifications.

To Apply: Please send application including resume, list of four referees and visa status (if appropriate), preferably via email, to:

Professor Robert O. Ritchie, Chair, Department of Materials Science & Engineering, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720-1760, email:

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