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Raytheon Technologies Postdoctoral Researcher in Solid Mechanics & Materials in East Hartford, Connecticut

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United States of America


RC1: United Tech Research Center 411 Silver Lane, East Hartford, CT, 06108 USA

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an Aerospace and Defense company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defense. Its 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cybersecurity. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

To realize our full potential, Raytheon Technologies is committed to creating a company where all employees are respected, valued and supported in the pursuit of their goals. We know companies that embrace diversity in all its forms not only deliver stronger business results, but also become a force for good, fueling stronger business performance and greater opportunity for employees, partners, investors and communities to succeed.

The Technology & Engineering organization is comprised of the global engineering function, several focused centers of expertise, and our advanced Research & Development Facility – the Research Center. By combining a passion for science with precision engineering, we create smart, sustainable solutions that prove we can do the big things the right way.

The postdoctoral program is of limited length (1-2 years in duration). The program will build expertise and experience and make valuable professional connections in an industrial research and development environment through the Postdoctoral research program at the Raytheon Technologies Research Center.

Job Responsibility:

The Solid and Structural Mechanics group at Raytheon Technologies Research Center (RTRC) is seeking qualified applicants to join the group as a Post-Doctoral Researcher. The candidate is expected to provide technical contributions in the area of mechanics of materials, thermo-mechanical analysis, material processing simulation, microstructure analysis, and fracture/fatigue analysis.

The activities will include multiscale modeling and analysis of advanced alloys with application to industrial structures and processes. The candidate will have exceptional communication skills, capable of interacting with RTRC senior management as well as members of the technical staff. The candidate must be able to provide timely, accurate and detailed reports and presentations.

Qualifications & Competencies:

  • Proficiency in the following is required: (1) Constitutive modeling of metals and alloys, and (2) Linear and nonlinear Finite Element Analysis (FEA) in ANSYS or ABAQUS including writing user material subroutines

  • Proficiency in the following is desirable: (1) Knowledge of microstructure-scale models such as crystal plasticity and finite deformation, and (2) Experience with fracture mechanics

  • Excellent communication skills using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; high energy; team player

Required Education:

Candidates for this position are required to have recently completed a PhD degree in Mechanical Engineering / Aerospace Engineering / Engineering Mechanics / Materials Science & Engineering or a related technical field. 3.0 GPA is preferred.

U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or Permanent U.S. Resident/Green Card) required

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