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Postdoctoral Research Associate

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter which outlines the following: a) area of interest and b) date of availability for employment; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: Prof. Valery Levitas vlevitas@iastate.edu.

Position Details

Special Instructions

Special Instructions Summary

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter which outlines the following: a) area of interest and b) date of availability for employment; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: Prof. Valery Levitas vlevitas@iastate.edu.

Posting Details

Posting Number 700084
Working Title Postdoctoral Research Associate
Advertised Employing Department Aerospace Engineering
Appointment Type Post Doctoral
Base of Employment D - Post Doctoral
Full or Part Time Full-Time
Pay Frequency Monthly
Proposed Start Date As soon as possible
Proposed End Date or Length of Term
Number of Months Employed Per Year 12
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities

Post-doctoral position in experimental phase transitions and plasticity under high pressure:
Post-doctoral position at Iowa State University is available to perform experimental research on coupled plastic flow, phase transformations, and other structural changes under high pressure and torsion of a sample in rotational diamond anvil cell. Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale is desired. Close collaboration with theoretical/computational collaborators and with Ames Laboratory of DoE is expected. Please email your application to Prof. Valery Levitas vlevitas@iastate.edu.

Required Education and Experience

PhD in engineering, or physics, or related disciplines is required.

Preferred Education and Experience

- Experience with in situ high pressure experimentation and/or x-ray characterization of stresses and structural changes in materials at the micron scale.
- A record of scholarly publications, including author/coauthor of peer-reviewed publications

Required Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Preferred Licensure(s)/Certification(s)
Department/Program & College Description
About Iowa State University and the Ames Community

Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. More than 36,000 students are enrolled and are served by over 6,200 faculty and staff.

Iowa State University is a global and culturally diverse university committed to providing an inclusive, equitable, and diverse environment for both learning and employment. We know that diversity in experience and perspective is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and building an inclusive academic community. At Iowa State, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituents. The university has an expectation that all employees will demonstrate a contribution to diversity and inclusion as embodied in Iowa State University’s Principles of Community.

Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted one of the best college towns in the nation.

Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented populations, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.

All employees are expected to exhibit and convey good citizenship within the program, the department, college, university activities, collegial interactions, and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethical behavior.

Department Contact Name Valery Levitas
Department Contact Phone
Department Contact Email vlevitas@iastate.edu
Department/Unit Website http://www.aere.iastate.edu/
Location (if other than Ames)
Additional Information
Application Instructions

Interested candidates should submit 1) a cover letter which outlines the following: a) area of interest and b) date of availability for employment; 2) current C.V.; and 3) contact information for three (3) references to: Prof. Valery Levitas vlevitas@iastate.edu.

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Pre-Employment Screening

All offers of employment, oral and written, are contingent upon the university’s verification of credentials and other information required by federal and state law, ISU policies/procedures, and may include the completion of a background check.

Quick Link http://www.iastatejobs.com/postings/25975
EO Statement

Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, marital status, disability, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against. Inquiries can be directed to the Office of Equal Opportunity, 3410 Beardshear Hall, 515 Morrill Road, 515 294-7612, email eooffice@iastate.edu.

Classification Information

University Title Postdoc Research Associate - 0100
Salary
Job Category Post Doctoral

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