Job ID: 200361

One Postdoc Position in Photochemistry and Additive Manufacturing

University of Pittsburgh

  • Nov. 28, 2022
  • One Postdoc Position in Photochemistry and Additive Manufacturing
  • Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
  • University of Pittsburgh
    Pittsburgh, PA
  • Open until filled
  • Available Immediately
  • Post-Doc
  • Polymer Science

One postdoctoral associate position in Photochemistry and Additive Manufacturing (3D Printing)  is available in Professor Zhao’s ZIP-AM Lab ( at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh. We are seeking a highly motivated scientific researcher in Photochemistry, Polymer Science and Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related area with the following expertise.

Required Expertise: Computational chemistry (DFT, etc.), Quantum chemistry, Photo physics, Polymer/Chemical Synthesis, Multiscale modeling, Physics-based and data-driven modeling, Chemical Reactions, Multiphysics modeling & simulation (e.g., COMSOL software), Computational mechanics, CFD, Thermodynamics

Successful candidates will have access to novel equipment at Professor Zhao’s ZIP-AM laboratory as well as to state-of-the-art AM systems in the ANSYS Additive Manufacturing Research Laboratory (AMRL) at PITT. Zhao’s team has active and close collaborations with leading national labs, institutes, and companies.

Candidates are desired to have the following qualifications corresponding to their chosen area(s) above.

  • BS/MS/PhD in polymer/material science, chemistry, chemical engineering, or other related fields.
  • Mature personality, honesty and integrity, critical thinking
  • Demonstrated theoretical knowledge in mathematics and physics
  • Hands-on experimental skills
  • Strong programming skills, software development experience, engineering software packages
  • Experience in Big data, Machine Learning, Parallel Computing, Database (preferred)
  • Knowledge/experience in additive manufacturing or 3D printing (not necessary)
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work as a team and independently

To apply, interested individuals please email a CV/Resume and transcript with contact information of three references and anticipated start date to Professor Zhao ( Please make sure your application package highlights how your background would fit the area(s) of your interest. Send a writing sample of peer-reviewed publications if any. Priority will be given to the earliest available and highly qualified applicants. The review process will start immediately until the openings are filled. Thanks!

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Contact Information

  • Xiayun Zhao
    Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science Department
    University of Pittsburgh
    3700 O’Hara Street
    Pittsburgh, PA 15261

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