Post Date Description
May 1, 2017 One postdoctoral research position is available at the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, University of Pittsburgh. The postdoc associate will perform research studies in the Physical Metallurgy and Materials Design (PMMD) Laboratory directed by Dr. Wei Xiong. Research projects will be related to advanced manufacturing and alloy design using the CALPHAD-based ICME techniques (CALPHAD: calculation of phase diagrams; ICME: Integrated Computational Materials Engineering).

The research of this position combines both computation and microstructure characterization experiments. Candidate should be highly skilled in at least one of the following research fields: computational thermodynamics, diffusion kinetic simulations, solid-state precipitation modeling, atomistic simulations, transmission electron microscopy, and/or CALPHAD database development. In general, candidates who have performed doctoral research studies in computational materials science with some basic experience in microstructure characterization or, at least, having a high interest in experiments will be a good fit for this position. Applicants are expected to be a very independent researcher with a solid research background in physical metallurgy or solid-state physics. Excellent communication skills in English are expected. A good track record of peer-reviewed journal publication is essential for a successful application.

Applicants should be good at one or several computer languages such as C, C++, Python or Fortran (please note: simple MATLAB coding for data analysis is not enough), since a set of in-house computational code will be developed for ICME modeling during the entire research. Experience with the CALPHAD approach would strengthen the application. The postdoc will work with many experts in computational materials-CALPHAD, additive manufacturing (3D printing), corrosion tests, and microstructure characterization, etc. The research position will help the successful candidate to strengthen his/her skills in both computational modeling and materials characterization for materials and manufacturing design, and will significantly help for future career development.

Qualified applicants must have a doctoral degree in materials science, metallurgical engineering or similar field prior to beginning employment. Salaries will be commensurate with relevant experience and based on the prevailing wage for postdoctoral fellows set by the University of Pittsburgh. The contract will be renewed annually depending on performance. The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity.

To apply, please send the application documents to Prof. Wei Xiong ( with email titled as "Postdoc Research Application by Your Full Name". The application package should include a complete CV, a list of reference contact, and a cover letter describing your previous work and career goals (including an anticipated starting date). The earliest starting time of this position is July 2017, and the position will be advertised as open until filled.
February 6, 2015 School for Advanced Thermodynamic Assessments
July 6-10, 2015, Centre Port-Royal, France.

The aim of the school is to provide an advanced course on thermodynamic modelling using the Calphad method. A central part of the school will be the practical assessment of model parameters of multi-component systems for the development of thermodynamic databases. Such databases are a fundamental part of the materials genome initiative and for the Integration of Computational Materials Engineering.

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November 14, 2014 Thermo-Calc Software AB are looking for two specialists to work in their headquarter office in Stockholm, Sweden,
one focused in CALPHAD assessment and the other in DFT calculations.

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October 4, 2014 Senior R&D simulation engineer in materials/metallurgy
¥  Reference : INGMAT02-2014
¥  Employer
Varinor, department of VV branch of Richemont International SA
¥  Place of work: DelŽmont CH-2800
¥  Categories: Full time employment
¥ Date of entry : Now or to be agreed
¥ Contact :

Inside VARINOR INNOVATION, the R&D laboratory of materials of the group Richemont, you build and lead the materials numerical simulation group. You define and manage innovative projects and led some of their operational aspects. Expert in numerical simulation and in modeling of alloys and materials (materials by design) and/or in their related manufacturing processes you select and implement the essential numerical tools in order to develop the activity and to achieve our ambitious target.
You are in direct relation with stakeholders from the various business units of the group Richemont and show interpersonal skills necessary to the success of the project. With 7 to 10 years of experience and a broad knowledge of the numerical simulation and modeling tools, you join a research group in expansion, composed of beginners and experienced researchers and engineers.
Your task
Define the Òmaterials by designÓ policy of Varinor Innovation, select and implement the corresponding modeling tools. Manage R&D specific numerical simulation projects in line with the strategy of Varinor and Richemont.
Develop and support the skills of R&D group in its field of activity.
Develop internal and external partnerships and use a large network in its field of activities including world renowned stakeholders - industrial partners, academics, suppliers, etcÉ
Your profil
¥ PhD degree in numerical simulation and/or modeling of materials/metals.
¥ 7 to 10 years of experience in R&D and numerical simulation of materials (materials by design).
¥ Broad knowledge of various classes of simulation tools from micro-scale to macro-scale (Among them; Calphad, Phase-field, ab-initio, atomistic simulation, etc...)
¥ Experience in R&D project management with internal and external stakeholders.
¥ Good command of English (written and spoken) and basic proficiency of French with willingness to improve to a good command within the first months of employment (Knowledge of German is also an advantage).
Are you organized and self-started with an analytical mind, making rigorous and scientific approach to problem solving. At the same time creative and results-oriented you are motivated by innovation and R&D and ready to face significant challenges.
September 26, 2014 The German Federal Institute for Materials Research and Testing (BAM), located in Berlin, offers a Postdoc position in the field of high temperature behavior of metals.
The position is integral part of an interdisciplinary research group investigating the performance of high temperature resistant steels. We are looking for an experienced CALPHAD/FactSage user to support our activities by simulations of microstructure evolutions and corrosion processes.
Further details and contacts are available here:
June 27, 2014 MISiS is looking for PhD and Masters students to work in the Thermochemistry of Materials SRC group in Moscow:

The Thermochemistry of Materials SRC is a new research group established in MISiS. It is directed by Alexandra Khvan and the scientific work is led by Alan Dinsdale. The group is sited in a purpose re-built, well equipped laboratory, which has ability to run both experimental and theoretical investigations in the field of thermochemistry of materials. We are keen to contribute to the broad international effort on database development and the application of thermochemistry to the solution of industrial problems and we aim to develop links with other similar research groups throughout Russia and internationally.

Further details can be found at:
June 4, 2014 NIMS are looking for a permanent staff in the computational materials sicnece field as below:

Job Summary
Simulation study of microstructural evolution and phase transition in organic/inorganic materials by using computational methods, such as phase field models, the CALPHAD method, or molecular dynamics simulations, and its applications for the design anddevelopment of innovative materials with novel functionalities in collaboration with experimental groups.

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March 12, 2014 Alcoa has two job openings at Alcoa Technical Center, one is for Phase Modeling and the other for Process Modeling:

Both positions can be 1-level or 2-level above entry level engineer/scientist, depending upon skills and experiences of the candidates.
February 12, 2014 "To work as a member of a team of highly skilled modellers applying cutting-edge techniques to the modelling of materials ageing processes. Discipline
Science - Material Science
Aldermaston, nr Reading, Berkshire Employment Basis
Full Time
Salary Range
£27,000 - £40,000dependent on experience. Benefits include 28 days annual leave and final salary pension. Job Reference
The web site of the annoucement is at
January 17, 2014 Doctoral position in computational thermodynamics:
A three years doctoral position is available at the Institute of Materials science and Technology at the Vienna University of Technology starting from March 1st, 2014. The successful candidate will develop computational models and simulation routines for intermetallic phases of alloys for aero-engine applications. The project will follow a methodical approach, bringing together different fields of expertise ranging from atomistic modeling using Density Functional Theory via CALPHAD optimization of multi-component systems to continuum simulation of nanoscale precipitation kinetics.
We will consider students with various backgrounds, including chemical engineering, material science, mechanical engineering and physics.
Salary will be paid according to the collective bargaining agreement for university staff.
Send your application including CV to Erwin Povoden-Karadeniz (
November 21, 2013 Materials Scientist  - CALPHAD Database Developer
Full time, immediately available

Our company
Thermo-Calc Software is a growing enterprise that leads in developing software and databases for computational materials science and engineering. Our products are used for both fundamental and applied research, such as design of new alloys, optimisation of processing conditions, quality control, and failure analysis, etc. Our flagship product Thermo-Calc is licensed to about 1000 organisations from more than 70 countries. The headquarters of our company is in Stockholm, Sweden and a fully-owned subsidiary of Thermo-Calc Software is in Pittsburgh, USA. We have also local representation through partnerships in Australia, Brazil, China, Germany, India, Japan, and Korea.

Job description

The opening is available in Stockholm, Sweden. As a Materials Scientist - CALPHAD Database Developer, you will be responsible for development of materials databases for thermodynamic and kinetic calculations to be used with our software products. You will work independently and in our development teams in development of completely new databases and further improvement of existing ones. You will also need to work with tailor made applications and databases for some of our individual clients. You will take part in and also run by yourself both internal and external development projects.


á         Doctorate degree in material science or similar with extensive research experience in CALPHAD modeling.
á         Proficient in using Thermo-Calc and DICTRA software packages (or similar software).
á         Excellent track record in thermodynamic and/or kinetic modeling and assessments.
á         Fluent in written and spoken English.

It will be a great advantage if you have knowledge and experience of ab-initio calculations or computer programming. You should be self-directed, used to working independently and be capable of handling parallel tasks. You are expected to be outgoing and enjoy team working.

You should send a letter of application, curriculum vita, and names of references to Thermo-Calc Software AB, att: Qing Chen, Norra Stationsgatan 93 (Plan 5), 113 64 Stockholm, Sweden, or via email to Any questions will be answered by Qing Chen, telephone 0046-8-545 959 39.
April 25, 2013 Post-Doctoral Opportunity at NASA Glenn Research Center
  This appointment is for basic research in thermodynamics and kinetics at high temperatures. Problems to be addressed include understanding vaporization processes, thermodynamic measurements, and modeling of complex oxide systems. Applications include geochemistry and cosmochemistry problems, high temperature oxidation and corrosion, and high temperature protective coating development. Experimental tools include high temperature mass spectrometry, thermogravimetric analysis, and various electron optical methods as well as modeling using thermochemical and quantum chemistry codes. The ideal candidate will have a background in thermodynamics and experimental methods and a willingness to learn new techniques and work together in teams on these exciting projects. US citizenship or a green card is required for this appointment.Details on the NASA post-doctoral program can be found on send your CV and references to Dr. Nathan Jacobson,