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General Electric Post Doc - Structural Materials in Niskayuna, New York

Role Summary:Post-doctorate fellows are responsible for technical direction and research execution related to work in high temperature capable materials: new alloy design, root cause analysis for processing and manufacturing improvement, metallurgy based service and repair work, high temperature ceramics processing and/or ceramic coating technologies for a broad range of current and future GE products in high-temperature and ultra-high temperature applications.

Essential Responsibilities:Your primary responsibility in this job will be to provide technical expertise in processing-microstructural-property relationships in alloy and/or ceramics systems research work at GE Research.

You will:

  • Conduct basic and applied research as part of an interdisciplinary team in Structural Materials including new alloy design, root cause analysis for processing and manufacturing improvement, metallurgy based service & repair work, and/or developing stable, high temperature and ultra-high temperature oxide and non-oxide ceramics of interest to GE businesses.

  • Characterize and identify degradation modes and approaches for improving the lifetime of high temperature material systems

  • Work across organizations, including leading and interfacing with the characterization team on technical execution.

  • Interface and communicate with GE businesses and external partners and universities on related research activities.

  • Maintain, upgrade and train on multiple equipment necessary to conduct experiments.

  • Reduce data to useful form using appropriate mathematical techniques and software tools

  • Maintain accurate records of the work performed and other records required by the projects.

  • Share project progress internally and externally through oral presentations, written reports, and as appropriate through external and internal publications and IP disclosures.

  • Perform all work in accordance with environmental, health and safety guidelines.


  • Doctorate in Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramic Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, or related field.

  • Experience in high temperature thermodynamics, metal forming, casting, powder processing, sintering, and/or phase equilibria.

  • Working knowledge and hands on experience with characterization tools, such as optical, scanning, and transmission electron microscopes, X-ray diffraction, high temperature dilatometry and thermal analysis methods.

  • Working knowledge and hands on experience in high temperature testing of ceramics and/or metals in extreme environments.

  • Demonstrated excellence in research through peer reviewed publications.

  • Legal authorization to work in the U.S. is required. You will need to have valid, on-going authorization to work in the U.S.

  • Must be willing to work out of an office located in Niskayuna, NY.

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • You must submit your application for employment on the careers page at to be considered.

Desired Characteristics:

  • Hands-on experiences with high temperature and ultra-high temperature ceramics, such as ZrB2, SiC, and/or MAX phases.

  • Hands on experiences with high temperature alloys such as refractory metals and High Entropy Alloys

  • Experience in application of thermodynamics/kinetics to high temperature processes.

  • Personality and drive to deliver in an exciting R&D environment that operates in a dynamic working environment.

  • Demonstrated ability to solve complex technical problems.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and the ability to interface with senior leadership and customers with confidence and clarity.

  • Demonstrated ability to deliver on innovative ideas for products and processes.

About Us:GE Research is GE's innovation engine where new ideas are originated, developed and productized to create a better world and deliver differentiated products across the company's industrial portfolio. These products span the aviation, power, transportation and health care sectors.

Today, we're a forward leaning, interdisciplinary organization, matching world-class innovation with market insights and industry connections to move faster and deliver better outcomes for GE’s businesses and customers.

We continue a strong track record in innovation and invention that began with our company's founder, Thomas Edison. GE scientists and engineers have distinguished themselves over time, amassing tens of thousands of patents, two Nobel prizes in chemistry and physics, and a list of inventions that have defined and redefined generation after generation.

This rich legacy of delivering transformative innovation is thriving now more than ever.

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GE offers a great work environment, professional development, challenging careers, and competitive compensation. GE is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications:GE will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a drug screen (as applicable). This role is restricted to U.S. persons (i.e., U.S. citizens, permanent residents, and other protected individuals under the Immigration and Naturalization Act, 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3)) due to access to export-controlled technology. GE will require proof of status prior to employment.Additional Locations:United States;New York;Niskayuna;