Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Advertised Employing Department: Ames Lab
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Critical Materials Institute at the Ames Laboratory, a Department of Energy National Laboratory affiliated with Iowa State University, is searching for a qualified Postdoctoral Research Associate.
The postdoctoral researcher will perform cutting-edge research on designing and developing systems for applications of critical materials. As a part of the duties, the candidate will perform innovative research with the goal of optimizing the use of critical energy materials in electromagnetic and electrochemical systems. The critical materials of interest will include those identifiedathttps://www.ameslab.gov/news/news-releases/cmi-expands-research-in-tech-metals-rapid-growth-in-electric-vehicles-drives. The candidate will be responsible for finite element analysis with focus on electromagnetic and electrochemical systems. As part of a U.S. Energy Innovation Hub, the candidate is expected to perform independent and cross-cutting research in partnership with industry and academia. Additional duties include writing quarterly reports, publishing and presenting results, and supervising students.
The ideal candidate is able to communicate effectively to a wide variety of audiences, is comfortable working in a cross-cutting, multidisciplinary research environment, and is a self-motivated individual who is willing to take initiative and leadership of research problems.
Required Education and Experience:
Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering, Materials Science, Physics, Mechanical Engineering or closely-related disciplines.
Ph.D. must be completed prior to start date.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Demonstrated experience with finite element modeling of electromagnetic systems
Experience using commercial finite element analysis software packages such as ANSYS Maxwell, MagNet, MotorSolve, or similar finite element software.
Experience coding finite element.
Experience with the design and characterization electrical machines.
Experience in battery cell electrochemical and thermal modeling.
System prototyping and industrial experience will be considered an advantage.
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. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com).
Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, 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.
Iowa State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or protected Veteran status and will not be discriminated against.