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Scholar- Postdoctoral
Pennsylvania State University in the University Park, Pennsylvania
Date Posted 09/21/2020
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled
Full Job Description


The College of Earth and Mineral Sciences of The Pennsylvania State University invites applications for a Postdoctoral Scholar position to begin on or after November 1, 2020. A successful candidate should have a strong background in developing thermodynamic models of metallic alloys and molten solutions. The candidate should possess demonstrated abilities to work independently, publish and organize research projects. The candidate is expected to contribute in the ongoing projects on computational materials science and software development using Github and Python. The experience in developing thermodynamic models of solid and liquid phases is required. The position is based in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, working under the supervision of Professor Zi-Kui Liu, and there will be opportunities to collaborate and interact with a broad group of faculty and students.

It is expected that applicants will have completed a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field by the start of the position. Funding is available for one year from date of hire with possibility for renewal. To apply, applicants should upload the following: a cover letter detailing their qualifications for the position, a copy of their CV, list of publications, names and contact details (e-mail addresses and telephone numbers) for three references. Applications will be reviewed beginning as soon as the applications are received and will be accepted until the position is filled. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials, or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement which creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace


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Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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