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Software Engineer - Intern Position
5470 Nobel Drive
Fitchburg WI  US

Develop and enhance data analysis modules while re-implementing them in a new extension infrastructure in CAMECA's 3D analysis software package.

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Review and understand existing community-developed analysis tools for re-implementation.
  • Collaborate with application scientists and software engineers to design and implement tools for application extension modules.
  • Develop and execute software verification test plans.
  • Create requisite documentation of software modifications.

Requirements for consideration:


  • Familiarity with .NET C#, Python and Matlab.
  • Highly organized.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.


  • Experience developing Windows .NET applications using WPF.
  • Experience with Visual Studio 2019/2022

To apply, email resume to David Reinhard, Product Manager, or mail to
5470 Nobel Drive
Fitchburg WI 53711

Advanced Scientist
Naval Nuclear Laboratory
Niskayuna New York US

Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL) has an opening for an Advanced Material Characterization Scientist. This scientist will be responsible for operating and maintaining a Cameca Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 5000XR system, and cross training on other advanced characterization tools to support the needs of the Naval Reactors program.

Additional information and application is available here.

At the Naval Nuclear Laboratory (NNL), we develop advanced naval nuclear propulsiontechnology, ensuring the safety and reliability of our Navy’s submarine and aircraft carrier fleets. NNL has an opening for an Advanced Material Characterization Scientist. This scientist will be responsible for operating and maintaining a Cameca Local Electrode Atom Probe (LEAP) 5000XR system, and cross training on other advanced characterization tools to support the needs of the Naval Reactors program. Work responsibilities include, and are not limited to:

  • Analysis and interpretation of comprehensive atom probe data sets
  • Communication of results through both oral presentations and written reports
  • Cross training / back-up support on other advanced characterization tools
  • Participation in multi-disciplinary investigations with engineers and other material scientists specializing in other complementary analytical techniques (e.g. SEM, EPMA, XRD, XRF, Auger, ESCA, AEM)
  • Focused Ion Beam (FIB) and electrolytic sample preparation
  • Execution of experiments involving analytical measurements on test specimens
  • Radiological and non-radiological work

Bachelor’s degree in a science-related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of four years relevant experience; or Master’s degree in a science-related field from an accredited college or university and a minimum of two years relevant experience PhD in a science-related field from an accredited college or university.

Postdoctoral researcher in atom probe tomography (APT) supporting the design of green steel with excellent properties
KTH - Royal Institute of Technology
Stockholm, Sweden

Postdoctoral position
The Unit of Properties at the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, seeks a postdoctoral researcher for a two year position in atom probe tomography (APT). The Hultgren Laboratory (, a central research facility at KTH, placed at the MSE Department, recently established a CAMECA EIKOS-UV APT in the laboratory and this postdoctoral researcher is recruited to further strengthen the APT research on steels. The postdoctoral researcher will conduct their own research relating microstructural features such as precipitation, segregation, impurities and develop a protocol for hydrogen mapping in high strength steels. These aspects are key in developing the next generation green steel. The post-doc will collaborate with other researchers in the Unit and also with industrial partners. Furthermore, the position also means that the postdoctoral researcher will be part of the Hultgren Lab APT team and support other researchers and students with APT expertise on about 10% of their time.

The development of novel high-performance green steels is currently in the limelight due to the necessary transformation towards sustainability. Heavy plate steel is important in tools used e.g. in forming of other materials. However, thick plates suffer from insufficient through-thickness toughness. This challenge becomes even more pronounced in fossil-free steels due to e.g. hydrogen embrittlement (HE), considering that the steels will be exposed to hydrogen in production and emerging applications. Hence, steels must become more resistant towards HE by improving through-thickness properties. This can be achieved efficiently by transitioning from the current trial-and-error based materials development to a computationally guided process. In the present project we will implement our computational materials design framework, including advanced material characterization, to develop an optimized alloy composition and heat treatment for a heavy plate tool steel with unprecedented through-thickness properties. Atom probe tomography is a key part of this work in order to elucidate the effects of precipitation, segregation, impurities and hydrogen on the mechanical properties and to understand process-structure correlations to be able to alleviate certain toughness degradation phenomena. The project will serve as a proof-of-concept for the computationally guided design methodology that we have developed over the past few years. The framework has transformative potential for efficient development of high-performance green steel in general.

Details of the position
Type of employment: Scholarship, 1+1 year, 300 000 SEK/year tax-free.
Starting day: according to agreement.
Placement: Stockholm, Sweden
Last application date: Until position filled.

Supervisors and contacts
Prof. Peter Hedström, Head of Unit of Properties
Dr. Alexander Dahlström, responsible APT Hultgren Lab, Unit of Structures
Dr. Tao Zhou, senior researcher, Steels, Unit of Properties
Dept. Materials Science and Engineering, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Postdoctoral Experimentalist Researcher: Immediate Opening

Northwestern University
Evanston Illinois, USA

There is an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher at Northwestern University in the department of materials science and engineering, to perform experimental research on Ni-Cr-Fe-based austenitic heat-resistant alloys with a high Cr content, which are widely used in petrochemical and steam-methane reformer plants and in solid-oxide fuel cells because of their excellent heat- oxidation- and corrosion-resistance. We are using a wide range of state-of-the-art characterization instruments: scanning electron- and transmission electron-microscopy, energy dispersive spectroscopy, and atom probe tomography. Additionally, we are employing mean-field calculations (ThermoCalc and Dictra) in parallel with the experimental research, prof. Peter Voorhees, to understand in great depth the microstructures obtained because of different carburization, oxidation, and water vapor treatments, with the aim of improving the current Ni-Cr-Fe-based austenitic alloy. The experimental and simulation approaches complement and supplement one another. Salary will be commensurate with experiences and skill sets.

S. I. Baik, S. Shu, M. Kazemzadeh-Atoufi, et. al., P. W. Voorhees, D. N. Seidman, accepted for publication in Scripta Materialia, (2022).

S. Shu, X. Hu, S. I. Baik, M. Kazemzadeh-Atoufi, et al., P. W Voorhees, D. N Seidman, Scripta Materialia, 197, 113792 (2021)

For more information, or to apply, contact David N. Seidman or Peter W. Voorhees.

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