PostDoc position in the field of Modeling and simulation of microstructure formation during laser processing

Країна: Швейцарія;

Місто: Dübendorf

Додана: 13.10.2018

Роботодавець: Empa

Тип: PostDoc vacancy;


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Empa is the research institute for materials science and technology of the ETH Domain and conducts cutting-edge research for the benefit of industry and the well-being of society.


Our Laboratory for Advanced Materials Processing is currently looking for an outstanding candidate for a


PostDoc position in the field of Modeling and simulation of microstructure formation during laser processing


Some of the challenging issues related to the laser-based metal processing such as additive manufacturing or laser welding are the very high heating and cooling rates and large thermal gradients, resulting in non-equilibrium microstructures. In our laboratory, the understanding of the phase transformations and the microstructure formation (nucleation and growth of grains/precipitates, texture formation etc.) in metal alloys under these special consolidation conditions as well as the development of novel alloys are of particular interest. For this, we combine computational methods such as CALPHAD, finite elements and phase field with sophisticated experiments.



Your Profile

You should have a PhD degree in Materials Science, Physical Metallurgy, Applied Physics, Engineering or Materials Chemistry as well as a deep background in phase diagrams, thermodynamics/kinetics of phase transformations in metal alloys as documented by a strong publication track record in this field. Experience with the above mentioned modeling and simulation techniques is expected, programming skills are beneficial.  

A strong desire to work at the leading edge of materials technology and a high level of motivation to work in an international, multidisciplinary research team in the field of materials science are essential. You have a clear interest to work in an application-oriented research environment in close-collaboration with our industrial and academic partners. Good knowledge of English (oral and written) is mandatory. Knowledge of German would be an advantage.

The full-time position is available immediately or upon agreement.


For further information about the position please contact

Dr. Christian Leinenbach, Head Alloy Design for Advanced Processing Technologies, and visit our websites  and Empa-Video
We look forward to receiving your online application including a letter of motivation, CV, diplomas with transcripts and contact details of two referees. Please upload the requested documents through our webpage. Applications via email will not be considered.
Empa, Jolanda Müller, Human Resources, Überlandstrasse 129, 8600 Dübendorf, Switzerland.

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