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    Summary

    NASA is seeking a highly skilled individual to perform research on soft magnetic alloys for application in aerospace electrical power systems. This is a 6-year term position in the High Temperature and Smart Alloys Branch located in the Materials and Structures Division at the NASA Glenn Research Center. The Branch conducts fundamental and applied research on advanced metallic materials, including high temperature nickel-base superalloys, copper alloys, shape memory alloys, and magnetic alloys.

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    Responsibilities

    • Duties described below are at the full-performance level. Duties assigned at a lower grade level will be of more limited scope, performed with less independence and limited complexity; duties will be commensurate with the grade of selected employee.
    • Develop magnetic materials for aerospace application with emphasis on magnetic characterization, thermodynamic characterization, structural characterization, performance evaluation, and material selection.
    • Plans, coordinates, and conducts material development test plans to improve power density and reliability in aerospace inductive components.
    • Operates complex laboratory equipment such as specialized microscopy equipment, vacuum furnaces, materials testing equipment, and power electronics testing equipment.
    • Prepares, evaluates, and reviews work statements, technical specifications, and technical proposals. Documents and reports study results.
    • Plans and conducts multi-disciplinary materials engineering studies related to advanced magnetic materials. Interfaces with multi-disciplinary design teams to translate system performance metrics into magnetic material requirements.

    Travel Required

    Occasional travel - You may be expected to travel for this position.

    Supervisory status

    No

    Promotion Potential

    13

  • Job family (Series)

    0806 Materials Engineering

This job originated on www.usajobs.gov. For the full announcement and to apply, visit www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/608234100. Only resumes submitted according to the instructions on the job announcement listed at www.usajobs.gov will be considered.