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Postdoctoral Associate

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Work type: Research Faculty
Senior management: College of Engineering
Department: Mechanical Engineering
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Engineering, Research / Scientific

Job Description

Nuclear Materials and Fuel Cycle Center (NMFC) Postdoctoral Opening

NMFC lab focuses on various work related to energy sectors, particularly nuclear reactor applications. Postdoctoral researchers will be allowed to work on a wide variety of research projects related to the nuclear fuel cycle, coolants, fuel materials, and material compatibility. Responsibilities include conducting research, mentor for graduate and undergraduate students, and collaborating with sponsors. Postdoctoral assignments range from one to two years, with a continuation of pay increment upon research performance. For more information, please visit our website (

Required Qualifications

• Ph.D. in science, engineering, or any equivalent. PhD must be awarded no more than three years prior to the effective date of appointment with a minimum of two years eligibility remaining.
• A developing publication record.
• Good communication skills.
• Some background knowledge of nuclear engineering and material corrosion.

Appointment Type


Review Date

August 1, 2023

Additional Information

The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

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