Employment Opportunities in Materials Science and Engineering

The listings on this page are for full-time faculty and staff openings in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering; postdoctoral positions, and full-time positions for graduating students (undergraduate and graduate).

Looking for more help or additional opportunities?

These listings‚ sent directly to us by friends of the Department‚ represent only a small selection of jobs and research opportunities available. For dedicated help in finding internships and jobs, visit the Clark School's office of Engineering Co-op & Career Services, which gives students 24-hour access to engineering co-op, internship, summer, post-graduation, and part-time job listings via Careers4Engineers. It also runs free resume clinics, career fairs, and other workshops for job seekers! Visit them online at www.coop.eng.umd.edu, e-mail co-op@eng.umd.edu, or call (301) 405-3863 for more information.

You can also visit the University of Maryland's Career Center at www.careercenter.umd.edu, or look up upcoming on-campus recruitmenting events.

Undergraduates: Please also see ChBE's Undergraduate Internships and REUs page.


Please visit University Human Resources at ejobs.umd.edu for the most up-to-date position listings throughout the University.

Faculty Positions

Faculty Specialist, Associate Director for Irradiator and Linear Accelerator

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering (http://www.mse.umd.edu) is seeking candidates for a Faculty Specialist position as Associate Director for Irradiator and Linear Accelerator in the University of Maryland Radiation Facilities.  This position will be responsible for the management of the (day-to-day operations) as well as, the maintenance and emergency preparedness of the Reactor, Irradiator and Linear Accelerators.  Insuring that these activities are preformed safely and in accordance with COMAR and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) operating license and technical specifications.

Position duties shall include but not limited to:

  • Overseeing the daily operations and maintenance of the Reactor, Irradiator & Accelerators. 
  • Troubleshoot and repair analog, digital and electromechanical systems at the component level;
  • Responsible for maintaining compliance with COMAR & NRC; Enforcement of administrative rules, operating procedures and regulations to ensure that the Reactor, Irradiator & Accelerators operate in a safe and competent manner at all times;
  • Prepare written response(s) to RFQ’s, grant/contract proposals, as well as, boiler plate sections for proposal submittals; 
  • Knowledge and/or ability to learn applicable laws, regulations, and licensing requirements related to irradiator operations, including COMAR Part X & J, and NRC 10CFR. 
  • Expected to participate, contribute to and develop research program in radiological and accelerator sciences; conducts initial investigations of unusual Reactor, Irradiator & Accelerator operational occurrences and prepares the necessary corrective action reports;  
  • Approving all irradiation requests, ensuring safety of experiments and shall assist users (researchers/students/government/industrial) in experimental setup;  
  • Reviewing all new experiments and all proposed changes in the existing experiments for compatibility with facility design and license requirements;
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee assigned work programs including monitoring schedules and evaluating the work of student operators; 
  • Oversee the training of new reactor operators.  Schedule the testing with the U.S NRC;
  • Assist with the planning of the yearly emergency response drill.  
  • Maintain documents and procedures;
  • Coordinate efforts of DOE, outside contractors, NRC, and campus groups to bring new fuel to MUTR;
  • Submit license amendment requests to the NRC.

Minimum Qualifications:  Master’s Degree specializing in Nuclear Engineering, Physics, or allied field.  At least 4-6 years of directly related work experience; with knowledge of principles and practices of radiation producing device operations and radiation safety.  Must be able to successfully pass T & R process (background check); must meet / pass physical exam based on NRC fitness for duty ANSI 15.4; and must obtain Senior Reactor Operator License within 1 year of employment.

The position is available immediately, applications must be received by December 9, 2016.  Salary is commensurate with experience. Questions about the position can be directed to Dr. Timothy Koeth, Assistant Research Professor and Director of Radiation Facility (email: koeth@umd.edu).  Applications must include: cover letter, CV and names of at least 3 professional references at: http://ejobs.umd.edu under position number 122587

The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

Associate/Full Professor in Electrochemical Energy Storage and Conversion

Position Summary/Purpose of Position:

The A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland is seeking applicants for the University of Maryland Energy Research Center (UMERC), www.energy.umd.edu.  UMERC is a strategic university initiative that brings together faculty across the campus to advance the frontiers of energy science and technology in the Nation's capitol. UMERC has major strengths in electrochemical energy storage and conversion as indicated by its leadership in the DOE Energy Frontier Research Center "Nanostructures for Electrical Energy Storage" (NEES), the Center for Research on Extreme Batteries (CREB), and numerous DOE ARPA-E awards on battery and fuel cell technologies.

In addition, it offers outstanding opportunities for collaboration with multidisciplinary faculty in the Center for Environmental Energy Engineering (CEEE), the Center for Advanced Life Cycle Engineering (CALCE), the Institute for Systems Research (ISR), and the Joint Global Change Research Institute (JGCRI). Additional research opportunities are enabled by numerous partnerships with universities and organizations throughout the Baltimore-Washington region, such as the Army Research Laboratory, NIST, National Laboratories, etc.

We invite applications for Associate/Full Professor positions with demonstrated expertise and superior research credentials in electrochemical energy storage and conversion (batteries and fuel cells). Further, this candidate should have national prominence for their contributions to energy research, a strong record of external funding support, and demonstrated success with large multi-disciplinary proposals.

If identified, the appropriate candidate would be eligible to serve as the Associate Director of UMERC, to work with the Director of UMERC to coordinate broader energy research across the campus and lead large multi-disciplinary opportunities. 

Minimum Qualifications: Successful applicants will have a Ph.D. in Engineering or related scientific disciplines. Exemplary histories of external/federal funding are expected. Applicants must demonstrate evidence of a sustainable and focused research program and a strong publication record. Evidence of teaching, advising, and mentorship experience is desirable.

To Apply:  A cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research and teaching interests, and names and addresses of three professional references (Company/Agency/Institution, phone & email addresses), should be submitted electronically to:  http://ejobs.umd.edu; position number 122409For best consideration, applications should be received by December 15, 2016, but applications will continue to be considered after this date until the position is filled. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The above appointment can be made in any of the departments within the College of Engineering, commensurate with the interests and expertise of the candidates.  Joint appointments will also be considered.

POINT of CONTACT: Questions about the position can be directed to the Chair of the Search Committee: Prof. Jelena Srebric, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Maryland, College Park, College Park, MD 20742-2111, Email: jsrebric@umd.edu; Tel: (301) 405-7276.

Staff Positions

Full-Time Jobs: Careers in Industry and Government

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Postdoctoral/Research Positions

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Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) Positions

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Internships, REUs, and Undergraduate Research

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