Post-doctoral Researcher Correlative and In-situ Materials Characterization
Company: Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laborator
Posted on: February 15, 2020
Are you passionate about uncovering the mechanisms behind how
things work and inventing new materials and analyzing and
predicting component failure in extreme environments?
Are you passionate about advancing the latest science as part of a
team of outstanding scientists and engineers?
Do you love working on diverse teams to apply your analytical
skills to accelerate material development for a variety of
If so, we're looking for someone like you to join our team at
As a member of our team, you will apply your strong background in
engineering, image processing, and data analysis to generate
impactful solutions to our country's most important challenges. By
joining our team of subject-matter-experts, in SEM/FIB, microCT,
and 3D digital image correlation, you will have the opportunity to
uncover structure property relationships in additively manufactured
metals, determine the performance of coatings for extreme
environments, characterize microelectronics, and more. You will
innovate in a hands-on, applied laboratory setting by utilizing our
modern characterization facility to expedite APL's material
development cycle and contribute to laboratory-wide
At APL, we strive to foster a collaborative environment with
outstanding knowledge and insights that achieve groundbreaking
impact. Our APL team values integrity and creative ideas that will
ensure our nation's preeminence in the 21st century.
As a Post-doctoral Researcher:
---Your primary responsibility will be to establish and demonstrate
a correlative characterization methodology that brings together
multiple measurement modalities (i.e., image sets and maps of the
local chemistry, structure and functionality) to form rich
multimodal and multiscale correlated datasets.
---You will collaborate with materials research project teams and
program managers at APL to identify the highest value applications
for correlative characterization and author impactful research
proposals to secure funding.
---You will develop techniques for monitoring material evolution
and degradation through in-situ or 4D measurement frameworks and
perform data processing to make performance predictions inherent to
correlative material datasets.
---You will automate the collection and digitization of
multidimensional data to help achieve a high-throughput materials
research cycle (i.e., synthesis, processing, characterization and
modeling) and to improve our understanding of established and
---You will network with the materials analysis community to
monitor state of the art measurement science techniques, to
identify APL opportunities and to make recommendations to advance
APL's measurement science capabilities.
You meet our minimum qualifications for the job if you...
---Possess a PhD in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering,
Electrical Engineering, Materials Physics, or related field.
---Have demonstrated experience in mechanics of materials and in
analyzing material structure-property-performance
---Have demonstrated success guiding new materials research by
developing novel measurement techniques over multiple length scales
---Have experience demonstrating quantitative x-ray computed
tomography and/or digital volume correlation to elucidate material
behavior and failure mechanisms in complex materials and
---Possess proficiency in the use of 3D voxel-based and image
analysis software environments such as Volume Graphics (VGStudio),
Amira-Avizo, ORS Dragonfly, or other related platforms.
---Have the ability to identify and self-direct new research paths
based on results and to propose new ideas.
---Have experience with writing academic research grants, national
laboratory proposals, and / or industry research partnerships.
---Are willing and able to perform work in a laboratory setting and
travel for field testing, sponsor visits, conference attendance,
---Are able to obtain a Secret security clearance. If selected, you
will be subject to a government security clearance investigation
and must meet the requirements for access to classified
information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
You'll go above and beyond our minimum requirements if you...
---Have experience with advanced manufacturing technologies such as
additive manufacturing or 3D composites.
---Have demonstrated experience in developing material or hardware
models based on 3D voxel-based and image analysis data, including
digital volume correlation techniques.
---Are proficient in scripting to achieve automation and efficiency
in data acquisition and analysis.
---Have knowledge of advanced multi-dimensional statistical data
analysis and/or machine learning methods.
Why work at APL?
The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL)
brings world-class expertise to our nation's most critical defense,
security, space and science challenges. With a wide selection of
challenging, impactful work and a robust education assistance
program, APL promotes a culture of life-long learning.
Our employees enjoy generous benefits and healthy work/life
balance. APL's campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro
area. Learn more about our career opportunities
APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All
qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, gender identity,
sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
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