Materials Science Computational Researcher

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Posting Details


Posting Number S02171P


Working Title Materials Science Computational Researcher
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 004430
Assigned Organizational Area Research
FLSA Exempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade P1
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Year 2080
If Temporary, Date of Expiration 10/01/2021
Proposed Start Date 01/02/2019


Department Energetic Materials - 4402
Advertised Location ud main



THIS POSITION IS LOCATED AT EGLIN AFB, FL. UDRI seeks a Materials Engineer with experience in computational materials research. The candidate shall evaluate the performance of energetics and propellants using state-of-the-art simulation tools. The candidate shall design and implement tools capable of utilizing machine learning techniques for design of energetic materials based on computational results and historical experiments. Effective usage of database schemes for rapid creation and retrieval of stored data will be required. The candidate shall participate and communicate results and methods across a multi-disciplinary, multi-laboratory team requiring coordination between engineering, physics, chemistry, computer science, and data science. The candidate shall be expected to assume an independent, lead role in the execution of data analysis, simulation execution, and presentation of findings in report or briefing form. This position is currently funded for 3 years.

Position Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

PhD in a materials related field (physics, chemistry, material science, engineering, metallurgy).
Experience in either energetic materials OR in the design of novel materials.
Experience in computer programming languages such as Python, Java, C, etc.
Working knowledge of analysis techniques for data with large uncertainty.
US citizen and will have the ability to obtain and maintain a SECRET level clearance.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with the following programming languages: Java and Python.
Training in or implementation of machine learning paradigms.
Demonstrable excellence in verbal and written reporting.
Experience working with multi-disciplinary teams.

Work Hours
Number of Positions Available 1
Proposed Posting Date 10/18/2018
Application Review Date
Proposed Closing Date
Open until filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

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