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AMP Postdoctoral Researcher
SD School of Mines in Rapid City, South Dakota
Date Posted 04/01/2021
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Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title AMP Postdoctoral Researcher
Posting Number NFE01088P
Department SDSMT-Advanced Materials Processing
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text

The Arbegast Materials Processing and Joining (AMP) Laboratory at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology invites applications for a Postdoctoral Fellow position. This is a regular, full-time benefitted position. The AMP Laboratory has a history of conducting both basic and applied research in the area of advanced materials processing and joining. AMP is home to a host of advanced processing equipment including friction stir welding, cold spray technology, and laser powder direct energy deposition. The successful candidate will be responsible for (i) designing and executing experimental research, (ii) advising student researchers, (iii) disseminating research findings through peer-reviewed publications and scientific conference presentations, and (iv) contributing to the identification and preparation of funding proposals.

A PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering or closely related field is required. The applicant should have expertise in advanced materials characterization, advanced manufacturing (e.g., laser powder directed energy deposition or cold spray technology) of metallic materials, thin film coatings (e.g., PVD), tribology, and/or shape memory alloy processing and characterization.

Established in 1885, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology is one of the nation’s leading engineering, science and technology universities located in Rapid City, South Dakota. For prospective college students who are serious about their future, passionate about STEM and eager to solve society’s most pressing problems, South Dakota Mines delivers a best-in-class education at an affordable price, with a supportive and collaborative campus community that prepares graduates to become in-demand leaders in today’s fastest-growing industries.

Known for our academic rigor, we maintain an average class size of 24 and our students benefit from immersive learning experiences including undergraduate research, co-ops/internships, and numerous nationally competitive engineering teams. Our Research Programs are concentrated in four areas: energy and environment; materials and manufacturing; STEM education; and underground science and engineering.

South Dakota Mines is a growing university that enrolls around 2,500 students from 45 states and 40 countries and is ranked as the best engineering school for return on investment out of 319 similar institutions across the United States. The placement rate for recent Mines graduates is 96 percent.

Rapid City is the state’s second largest city (with an urban population of 77,503 and metropolitan population of 148,749) and is nestled at the foot of the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore, Badlands National Park and Crazy Horse Memorial are all within an hour of the University. Rapid City enjoys a relatively mild climate and offers year-round recreational opportunities, including, hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, fishing, and hunting, to name a few. For more information about South Dakota Mines and Rapid City, visit: .

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life coverage options for employees, spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at . Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin April 14, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 03/30/2021
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 04/14/2021
Advertised Salary
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Faculty Status No
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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Diversity Statement

South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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