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Harvard University Postdoctoral Fellow in High Temperature Materials in Cambridge, Massachusetts


Title Postdoctoral Fellow in High Temperature Materials

School Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Department/Area Material Science & Mechanical Engineering

Position Description

Applications are invited for a Postdoctoral Fellow to work with Professor David Clarke on oxide materials for high-temperature coatings and related materials. A PhD or equivalent in materials science, applied physics, thermal properties, mechanics, mechanical engineering or a related area is required.

The ideal candidate would also have experience in the design of experiments, should be knowledgeable about oxides and metals and, also, be able to conduct experiments independently. Expertise in materials characterization, such as X-ray diffraction, and high-temperature materials properties is desirable.

The successful candidate will carry out experimental and modeling research related to novel high-temperature thermal protection systems and their thermal characterization. Responsibilities include preparation of publications in high impact journals and reports, mentoring of graduate students and collaboration with other groups. The successful candidate will be self-motivated, have a strong work ethic, be technically skilled and have strong oral and written skills.

The position will be filled as soon as possible and will initially be for one year, renewable for additional years following exemplary performance.

The application review process will consider previous research experience, professional experience, publications, and letters of recommendation.

Basic Qualifications

PhD in Applied Physics, Materials Science, Metallurgy, Thermal Transport, Mechanical Engineering, or a related area is required by the appointment start date.

Additional Qualifications

A background in high-temperature metals and ceramics is desirable.

Special Instructions

  1. CV (including full contact information).

  2. At least two letters of recommendation.

  3. Copies of published research papers.

  4. Statement of research.

    SEAS is dedicated to building a diverse and welcoming community, and we strongly encourage applications from historically underrepresented groups.

    Contact Information

Emmy Ceballos

150 Western Avenue, SEC 2.401

Allston, MA 02134

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Harvard is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, protected veteran status, disability, genetic information, military service, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or other protected status.

Minimum Number of References Required 2

Maximum Number of References Allowed 2


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