[ES_JOBS_NET] Post Doc Res Assoc, University of Utah

Christine Wiedinmyer Christine.Wiedinmyer at Colorado.EDU
Mon Apr 15 15:06:11 MDT 2019


Post Doc Res Assoc
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Post Doc Res Assoc

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Post Doc Res Assoc

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00068 - Mechanical Engineering




Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment

External Posting

Pay Rate Range

$48,000-$70,000 DOE

Close Date

Open Until Filled


Job Summary

The Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Utah invites applicants for an immediate post-doctoral opportunity funded by the Department of Defense, Department of Energy, and NASA. This 1-3 year project is to develop a new synchrotron-based nano-computed-tomography (nCT) imaging facility at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Advanced Light Source (ALS). The consortium that is creating this new facility includes Michael Czabaj at the University of Utah, Benjamin Gilbert at the Energy Geosciences Division of LBNL, and Alastair MacDowell at the ALS.

* Recent Ph.D. in engineering, materials science, or other related physical sciences
* Strong background in hardware instrumentation
* Excellent oral and written communication skills
* Experience with tomographic imaging and image processing is beneficial, but not required


The individual filling this position will be expected to lead hardware and software implementation for the new nCT facility at the ALS, support initial data collection and image processing, and help develop scientific programs for a diverse group of scientists in materials- and earth-science fields. The candidate will be expected to develop at least one materials scientific area of interest, including, but not limited to, development of novel in situ experiments for 4D characterization of materials behavior. The candidate will be expected to reside at the ALS (Berkeley, CA) for the duration of the project. Experience with X-ray computed tomography, particularly at large synchrotron radiation facilities, mechanical characterization of materials behavior, and various image processing/segmentation codes (e.g. Avizo, Dragonfly, ImageJ) are a plus.

Minimum Qualifications


Applicants must be legally eligible to work in the United States, regardless of citizenship. Additionally, the doctoral research degree must be from an accredited academic institution in an appropriate scientific or engineering discipline.


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Special Instructions Summary

Candidates should submit a curriculum vitae, one page statement on research interests, and two recommendation letters to Michael Czabaj at m.czabaj at utah.edu.

The award is initially for one year with the possibility of renewal for a second and/or third year, contingent on satisfactory annual performance reviews and funding availability. Renewal will be evaluated at the end of each year.

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran's status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans' preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: employment at utah.edu<mailto:employment at utah.edu> or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email: oeo at umail.utah.edu<mailto:oeo at umail.utah.edu>.

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems ("URS"). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS' post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
1.      * Do you meet the minimum qualifications of the position as specified in the job posting?
*        Yes
*        No
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
Optional Documents
1.      Curriculum Vitae
2.      Research Statement
3.      List of References
4.      Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
5.      Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 - Member Copy 4) - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169

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