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Post-Doctoral Researcher
Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas
Date Posted 02/23/2021
Postdoctoral-Researcher Other
Employment Type Full-time
Application Deadline Open until filled

The Postdoctoral Researcher will focus on experimental studies of materials degradation in molten salts. The Postdoctoral Researcher will design, test, and employ state-of-the-art technology and techniques to understand and quantify material degradation in environments relevant to molten salt reactors, and other extreme environments.


  • Design, coordinate, and conduct molten salt corrosion experiments, including flowing experiments
  • Develop and benchmark electrochemical methods for measuring salt properties related to corrosion
  • Use range of analytical techniques to characterize materials and salts
  • Work toward a mechanistic understanding of material degradation in molten salts
  • Communicate and coordinate results with internal and external collaborators to facilitate collaborations
  • Disseminate scientific results in peer-reviewed journals, and at national and international conferences
  • Comply with environmental, safety, and health requirements
  • Provide leadership and informal mentorship to PhD students

Required Education:

  • PhD

Required Experience:

  • No experience required

Preferred Education:

  • A PhD in Materials Science, Nuclear Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Physics, Mechanical Engineering, Chemistry or a related discipline

Preferred Experience:

  • An excellent record of productive and creative research
  • Experience working with molten salts, and knowledge of molten salt science
  • Understanding of radiation effects in materials
  • Experience with electrochemical techniques, particularly in molten salts
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of the basic principles of high temperature corrosion
  • Experience utilizing microstructural characterization such as light microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, Raman microscopy, and transmission electron microscopy

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate to an international scientific audience
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Motivated self-starter with the ability to work independently and to participate creatively in collaborative and frequently interacting teams of researchers
  • Ability to function well in a fast-paced research environment, set priorities to accomplish multiple tasks within deadlines, and adapt to ever changing needs

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.

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