Post-Doc - Research Engineer - offer

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    Institut Jean Lamour
    Formal sciences
    Recognised Researcher (R2) (PhD holders or equivalent who are not yet fully independent)
    Established Researcher (R3) (Researchers who have developed a level of independence)

Subject : Mechanical and metallurgical properties of high speed additive manufacturing process

General information

Workplace :Nancy

Type of contract: FTC Scientist

Contract period :12 to 24 months

Expected date of employment :Between January and March 2019

Proportion of work :Full time

Remuneration : 31 000 euros gross per year

Desired level of education :PhD or Research engineer with few years of experiences.


Work context

The post-doctoral student will work in the Solidification team of the Jean Lamour Institute under the responsibility of Pr. D. Daloz in the framework of the project "Additive manufacturing processes - productivity" PAM PROD. The PAM PROD project brings a new solution to address production issues related to large parts, by developing a hybrid machine based on the use of GT and Laser WAM and CLAD® (Powder Deposition) technologies.

The objective of the project is to develop a new platform that will be integrated into IREPA LASER's additive manufacturing plant (AF), thus creating a real tool for the valorization of AF towards industrialists. This hybrid machine combining laser, wire deposition and powder deposition will have the capacity to manufacture compliant parts from the first trial, up to dimensions of 6 meters and by dividing the unit cost by 3.


The PAM PROD project brings together the partners Irepa-Laser- Aperam - Prodways - TPSH - ESTIA - IJL.



Missions / Activities

The candidate recruited, will be in charge of the characterization of the properties and mechanical health of the parts produced with a view to improving the process. He/she will be a driving force in the definition, dimensioning and establishment of test plans (mechanical/ fracture/ fatigue/ residual stresses...), which he/she will conduct within the IJL or subcontract. His critical thinking, analytical skills and characterization capacity will enable him to implement relevant properties of the process database and project properties while contributing to the development of new and robust solutions in terms of productivity and material health.

The candidate will have skills in the following fields validated by a first experience during his PhD or appendix.







Mechanics:definition, execution and interpretation of mechanical tests (Charpy / Traction / Fatigue / CTOD...). Measurement of residual stresses.

Metallurgy/ processes:knowledge of additive manufacturing process/ heat transfer/ stress modeling, solidification, phase transformation, knowledge of metallurgy of titanium base alloys, Inconels, stainless steel and corrosion.

Metallographic :metallographic characterization, optics, SEM, TEM.

Transversals:Project Management, planning, reporting, writing articles, database implementation, interpersonal skills and teamwork.


About Institut Jean Lamour

The Institut Jean Lamour (IJL) is a joint research unit (UMR 7198) of CNRS and Université de Lorraine It is linked to the Institute of Chemistry of CNRS.

Focused on materials and processes science and engineering, it covers: materials, metallurgy, plasmas, surfaces, nanomaterials and electronics.

It regroups 183 researchers/lecturers, 91 engineers/technicians/administrative staff, 150 doctoral students and 25 post-doctoral fellows.

Partnerships exist with 150 companies and our research groups collaborate with more than 30 countries

throughout the world.

Its exceptional instrumental platforms are spread over 4 sites; the main one is located on Artem campus in Nancy.




Applicants are invited to send a résumé and cover letter to : (Indicate PAMPROD application in the topic of your e-mail)



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