Job Description: The Scientific Innovations in Composites and Engineering Materials group (SIC'EM) is looking to hire an individual at the level of Post-Doctoral Researcher. The position will join the Sic'em group housed within the Baylor School of Engineering and Computer Science and located at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC). This position will support the laboratory by supporting all of our efforts in Additive Manufacturing (AM) technology development including the areas of large-scale polymer composite deposition additive manufacturing, AM process modeling and simulation, and nondestructive inspection and testing of AM components. The Postdoc will work closely with other Sic'em researchers investigating similar technologies. This position will integrate into the existing group structure and the successful applicant must be able to adapt their focus based on the changing needs of the research group.
A PhD in mechanical engineering or related field is preferred. 1-3 years of experience (which can include graduate studies) in finite element methods development, composite structural analysis, and/or materials testing is preferred.
What You Will Do
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Proficient in MATLAB or similar mathematical analysis software
Proficient in finite element analysis development and application and/or composite materials testing
Familiarity with a commercial finite element program - preferably ABAQUS
Familiarity with static and fatigue testing of polymer matrix composites
Familiarity with polymer matrix composite structural damage and defect mechanisms
Familiarity with non-destructive testing is desirable, but not required
Conduct aerospace grade composite manufacturing, materials characterization, and structural testing
Support the development of composite materials analysis methods including analytical and numerical (i.e., FEA) techniques
Purchasing of manufacturing and materials testing supplies
Participate in periodic engineering design reviews to improve testing protocols and processes
Aid in nondestructive testing of laminated composites over a range of environmental conditions
Interact with researchers in NDT/NDE-based inspection
Receive technical training on the use of commercial finite element software to analyze composites and damaged composite structures
Receive technical training on the use of high value scientific equipment for testing (i.e., tensile testing, xray CT, SEM microscopy, single-probe and phased array ultrasonic testing, etc.)
Perform all other duties as assigned to support Baylor's mission
Ability to comply with University policies
Maintain regular and punctual attendance
Engage with prospective industrial partners and government representatives as part of sponsored research efforts
Aid in editing technical documents prior to external review and submission
What You Can Expect
As part of the Baylor family, eligible employees receive a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, and vision insurance, generous time off, tuition remission, and outstanding automatic retirement contributions. Baylor has a comprehensive benefits plan that supports you and your family's wellbeing and allows you to be a part of the life of a vibrant and active college campus. To learn more go to Baylor Benefits & Advantages.
About Us: Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, military service, genetic information, and disability. Baylors commitment to equal opportunity and respect of others does not undermine the validity and effect of the constitutional and statutory protections for its religious liberty, including, without limitation, the religious organization exemption under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the religious exemption to Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and the Free Exercise Clause of the First Amendment to the United States Constitution, among others. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. EEO/M/F/Vets/Disabled
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