Post Doctoral Fellow

Columbia, SC
Apr 18, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job Title Post Doctoral Fellow

Internal Title


Band Unclassified

Requisition Number 010925

Minimum Salary Salary commensurate with qualifications.

Salary Range

Pay Basis 12 months

Department Mechanical Engineering

Campus USC Columbia

Expected Fill Date

Job Posting Date 09-07-2016

Reopen Date 04-17-2017

Minimum Posting Period Ends 09-13-2016

Job Close Date

Type of Position
Research Grant

Job Type Full-Time

Job Category Technical

If Research Grant/Time Limited, indicate the benefits provided
Health Insurance
Annual Leave
Sick Leave

Job Description
A post-doctoral position in the Nuclear Engineering Program in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of South Carolina with expertise in materials preparation and thermochemical and thermophysical analysis together with CALPHAD assessments. The Fellow will perform primarily experimental research including preparation of nuclear fuel and cladding samples for phase equilibria studies and compatibility experiments. The Fellow will also perform thermochemical and thermophysical measurements, such as TGA/DSC, XRD, and microanalysis. Analysis of results together with literature data to perform CALPHAD assessment of the phase systems. It is expected that facilities and instruments at Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Los Alamos National Laboratory will be utilized in the research in addition to those available at the University of South Carolina. Duties include: 1) Prepare uranium samples for analysis 40% 2) Perform experimental measurements of thermochemical/thermophysical properties of systems of interest. 30% 3) Manage research laboratory activity and assist graduate students.10% 4) Prepare manuscripts for presentation and publication in professional journal and research reports 10% 5) Prepare and assist in the preparation of research proposals. 5% and 6) Conduct literature searches for technical information. 5%

Minimum Qualifications
Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering or other closely related discipline with experience in computational materials modeling.

Preferred Qualifications

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