This position embodies both basic Research and Development and Applied Science activities in the broad area of Materials Science. The areas of Materials Science of particular focus are the mechanical, optical, chemical, and electrical behavior of natural and manufactured solids and composites. These activities involve the discovery or invention of methods and processes to better understand useful behavior of existing materials or to assist in the development of new materials. This position requires a deep understanding of material property behaviors, extensive characterization and failure analysis experience, and hands-on, field-level, understanding of the needs and problems of the customer. This position involves the development of research and funding opportunities and reporting the results of scientific research in the form of UDRI technical reports and in the scientific literature when and where applicable.
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.
P2 – Bachelor’s degree in Geology, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Chemistry, Material Science or related field and a minimum of 3 years direct related experience
P3 – Minimum of 8+ years directly related experience
PhD in Materials Science, Erosion Science, Inorganic Materials Science, or equivalent and a BS in Geology, Metallurgy, Ceramics, Materials Science, Chemistry or related field. 8-10 years experience as a Principal Investigator.
Training and experience in electron analytical and optical microscopies (SEM, TEM, STEM, EDS, WDS, SADP,
Petrography, Metallography, thin sections, sample preparation)
Training and experience scanned probe microscopies (STM, AFM)
Training and experience in materials synthesis and metal forming and surface treatment (CVD, PVD, Solution, powder processing, ceramics, optical materials, paints and coatings)
Training and experience in surface science (Auger, ISS, SIMS, XPS, TGA, RGA)
Training and experience in electrochemical characterization, (DC methods, EIS, Electrophoretic mobility, Zeta potential)
Training and experience in X-ray and electron diffraction and analysis
Training and experience in Raman, FTIR, and UV-Vis spectroscopy
Publication in peer reviewed technical journals.
Demonstrated ability to innovate and experience developing new test methods that have been accepted across DoD
Ability to work effectively with technicians, machinists, component manufacturers, uniformed military, and civilian staff
8 hour day