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Post Doctoral Fellow in Metal Additive Manufacturing Processes
University of Alberta

  • Jan. 7, 2018
  • Open Until Filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Mechatronics
    Mechanical Engineering
    Manufacturing & Quality Engineering
    Industrial & Systems Engineering
    Engineering Physics
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Additive Design and Manufacturing Systems Laboratory, University of Alberta

We are looking for a post-doctoral fellow to join our research group in the area of metal additive manufacturing (MAM). Current research focus of the group is on the modeling of geometry of parts produced through MAM processes. The successful candidate will conduct research in multi physics modeling of metal additive manufacturing process with energy-material-stress interaction models with a focus in one of the following areas:
1. Geometric modeling for metal additive manufacturing systems
2. Mechanical behavior prediction
3. Process control for Additive Manufacturing
4. Process Identification and optimization for MAM
5. Design for Additive Manufacturing
For validation, the candidate will have access to experimental metal/ metal ceramic additive manufacturing systems at the Additive Design and Manufacturing Systems (ADaMS) Laboratory at the department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Alberta. The current vacancy is a full time position based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. The salary will be commensurate with the candidate’s qualifications and experience.

Candidate Profile:
The position requires a self-starting researcher with an excellent understanding of numerical methods, metal AM processes and a capability of carrying out independent research. The candidate must also demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills evident through high-quality journal publications in the research area. The candidate should also have the ability to work and lead in a team environment. As a part of the project the candidate will work with a multi-disciplinary team of researchers, graduate students, and industrial collaborators. The ideal candidate shall have demonstrated evidence of the following:
Essential Skills:
1- A PhD in mechanical engineering, computational solid mechanics, materials science, or a closely related field to metal additive manufacturing.
2- Expertise and research experience in one or more of the core areas described above.
3- Established experience in multi physics modeling of additive manufacturing processes evident through published research.
4- Experience in application of FEA coding for metal AM processes with application towards phase transformation/residual stresses/deformation.
5- Proficient in programming in Matlab, C/C++ and in an established CAD and FEA software package, such as ANSYS/ABAQUS and SolidWorks/Inventor.
Preferred Skills:
1- Prior experience of working with metal AM systems
2- Knowledge of residual stress measurement/characterization
3- Experience of carrying out standard mechanical testing and material characterization.
4- Metrology, Tolerance analysis, allocation and process planning.

To Apply:
Position is now open and the applications will be reviewed on ongoing basis in the order of reception until filled. In order to apply, the candidates may email the application package to Dr. Ahmed Qureshi ( The email subject should contain the job ID. ADAMS7306PDF. The application package should contain a PDF file with the file name in the format ADAMS7306PDF_lastname_firstname.pdf containing the following:
1- A cover letter
2- Detailed academic CV including a minimum of three references (including PhD supervisor)
3- Copies of degree transcripts
4- At least 2 copies of journal publications related to the research area
5- A statement of research showing that your research fit with the described research areas and a plan for future research

Any further inquiries related to the job and/or application process may be directed to Dr. Ahmed Qureshi. ADaMS Laboratory is located in the heartland of Alberta, Canada at the University of Alberta. University of Alberta is a one of the top 100 University’s in the world ranking and among the top 5 Canadian Universities.

Contact Name
Dr. Ahmed Qureshi
T: 780 492-3609 (+1 if outside Canada)

We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those individuals selected for an interview will be contacted.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, M├ętis and Inuit; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.

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  • Dr. Ahmed Qureshi
    Mechanical Engineering
    University of Alberta
    Department of Mechanical Engineering
    University of Alberta
    Edmonton, AB T6G 1H9
  • +1 780 492 3609


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