Description of Work: Your efforts will focus on development, design, specification, production, and testing of mass timber materials and structures under the guidance of mentors. Mass timber has potential to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions and production energy embodied in military structures. Tests will include multiple instruments and end state goals, typically including mechanical load frames and hydraulic actuators. General duties may include the following tasks:
· Planning and execution of material testing including but not limited to:
o Preparing and conditioning specimens for testing.
o Conducting laboratory tests to determine physical, mechanical, and chemical properties.
o Adherence to all applicable safety standards and good laboratory practice.
o Collecting and analyzing laboratory experiment data.
o Drawing conclusions and documenting results.
· Assisting with preparation of reports and presentation materials using word processing, photo processing, computer generated graphics, and spreadsheet software.
· Performing literature review to help plan new tests and prepare guidance documents.
· Setting up and operating material science instruments, which may include accelerated weathering chambers, Scanning Electron Microscope, X-ray Fluorescence Spectrometer, Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer, Thermogravimetric Analyzer, Dynamic Scanning Calorimeter, or other similar scientific instruments.
· Performing field work such as instrumentation setup, data collection and analysis, and evaluation of results at military installations and Corps of Engineers sites. This position requires U. S. Citizenship.
Job Schedule: Full time
Requirements: Skills and training in materials science and testing, ideally with mass timber materials testing or research experience.
Educational Requirements: Minimum education: BS or equivalent in a relevant field (Materials Engineering/Science, Wood Science, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering); MS encouraged to apply.