Job Title: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Department: Institute for Carbon Management, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, Department of Materials Science and Engineering
Institution: University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Position Start Date: October 1, 2020
Job Categories: Post-Doctoral Scholar
Field(s): Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering
Subject: Seeking qualified candidate for post-doctoral research position in electrochemical corrosion at stainless steel/solution interfaces.
Job Description: The Laboratory for the Chemistry of Construction (LC2) Materials is seeking a postdoctoral candidate with expertise in the electrochemistry of surfaces, and at conductor/electrolyte interfaces with expertise in Fe-based alloys and metallurgy. Special emphasis is placed on recruiting candidates with a Ph.D. in electrochemistry, materials science, or metallurgy with a capacity for world-class research that is reflected in a strong publication record. The successful candidate will work on understanding the impacts of solution chemistry and the effects of co-ions, radiation exposure, and mechanical stresses on the tendency, rate and progression of corrosion related degradation of austenitic stainless steels. Special focus is placed on the use of application of nanoscale, near-surface/interfacial electrochemical characterizations (e.g., using atomic force spectroscopy, and scanning electrochemical microscopy), and complementary analytical methods (e.g., scanning and transmission electron microscopy) to study the mechanistic origins, and evolution of corrosion processes.
For full-consideration, the applicant should possess the following qualifications: (a) a Ph.D. degree from a reputable university in a topic of relevance (see above) and an interest in pursuing a research career, (b) a fundamental understanding of alloy corrosion processes in aqueous systems, © prior experience with relevant analytical techniques, and (d) an interest in working in a fast-paced, collaborative research environment. Applicants with relevant experience will be given special preference. The successful candidate will be expected to take personal initiative to structure tasks to meet project functions and author novel publications. The candidate will also be expected to mentor students, teach courses in relation to expertise (if the opportunity may arise), fulfill project administration functions and assist in proposal development. The candidate is expected to meet programmed project goals, and can respond to deliverable timelines as are typical in "academia-industry" collaborative research. All positions are programmed for a 1-year duration, but can be extended by mutual agreement. If you meet the above requirements and are interested in this position, please provide (as PDFs) to the contacts noted below: a detailed resume, a short personal statement explaining your scientific and research interests and contact information for three referees in support of your application.