Posting Summary: A Research Associate is sought to join the Environmental Fatigue and Fracture group, lead by Prof James Burns, in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Virginia.
The focus of the research will be environmental fatigue and fracture of high strength metallic alloys; specific programs will likely include corrosion-fatigue and inhibition of high strength aerospace Al alloys, mechanisms of environmental cracking in high temperature applications, mechanistic studies of H-embrittlement, stress corrosion cracking of nickel based super-alloys, SCC and fatigue of sensitized 5xxx-series alloys, and environment-sensitive pit-to-crack transition in ultra-high strength stainless steels. The applicant would be expected to interact with graduate students, perform fracture mechanics testing, post-test SEM fractography, data analysis, and contribute to publications particularly from the micromechanics and plasticity elements of environmental cracking.
A PhD degree in Materials Science and Engineering or a closely related field is required by the start date. The following experience is preferred: operating computer controlled servo-hydraulic testing equipment; familiarity with the field of environmental fatigue and fracture and H-embrittlement; familiarity with fracture mechanics concepts, both experimental and crack tip damage modeling; strong oral and written communication skills; and the ability to interact collegially with graduate students.
This is a particularly good opportunity for an experimental fracture mechanics person to grow with regard to environmental effects, as supported by our very large-broad effort which is centered on structural metals and ongoing in the UVa Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering.
To apply, visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search on posting number 0624496. Complete a Candidate Profile online, attach a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references. Review of applications will begin on November 25, 2018, but will remain open until filled.
For additional information about the position, please contact Prof. Jimmy Burns at email@example.com.
For questions regarding the application, please contact Rich Haverstrom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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