Grainger Distinguished Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Metal Additive Manufacturing

Grainger Institute for Engineering, College of Engineering, UW-Madison
Research Associate Position Description

Contact: Page Metcalf,
Salary: Starting at $50,000 + benefits and potential for discretionary research funds
Duration: 1 year with the potential for a renewable second year
FTE: 100%
Start date: September 2019 (negotiable)
Primary Mentor: Prof. Dan J. Thoma, Director, Grainger Institute for Engineering

Requirements: Candidates must have a PhD in engineering or a related field. Experience with additive manufacturing and grant writing is a plus.

Duties: The Grainger Institute for Engineering within the College of Engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison seeks a postdoctoral research associate to conduct original research on the processing of metal additive manufacturing components and the failure modes of these parts. This individual will work in a transdisciplinary environment, coordinate and collaborate with research efforts, and represent the Grainger Institute for Engineering at local and national levels. The successful candidate will be mentored in the multi-disciplinary intersection of materials design and advanced manufacturing while linking the technology to applications (including examples such as implants, heat exchangers, and light-weighting). Both powder bed and directed energy deposition metal additive techniques are available.

Responsibilities to be developed include:
• Perform innovative research on metal additive manufacturing
• Work with Faculty on program development covering a broad range of technological applications
• Initiate and coordinate cross-campus collaborations to explore the benefits of metal additive manufacturing
• Interface with industry on technological solutions using additive manufacturing
• Operate both a powder bed and directed energy metal additive unit to ensure continued success of the research

To apply, please email a CV and cover letter to by Dec 31 2019.