Tips for choosing the best Post-Doc opportunity
Thursday, February 9, 2017, at 11 am (EST)
Join Adam Stevenson, Saint-Gobain//CNRS, and Jessica Rimsza, Sandia National Laboratories, as they present a wide range of specific topics, including:
- Post-Doc experience at national laboratories, both in the US and abroad, with special attention given to the technical environment, type and availability of positions
- Differences between appointments at industrial, academic, and national labs
- Perspectives of current and former Post-Docs
- Opinions on how a national lab Post-Doc can benefit or hinder future career options
Jessica Rimsza is a current Post-Doc at Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, NM, USA. She graduated with a PhD from University of North Texas in 2016. Her research focuses on the atomistic simulation of the interfacial and fracture properties of silicates. Rimsza served as the ACerS PCSA Chair for the 2014-2015 year and received an ACerS GEMS award for her work on silica dissolution in 2015.
Adam Stevenson is a research scientist at Saint-Gobain/CNRS in France. He graduated with a PhD in materials science with a ceramic science option from Pennsylvania State University in 2010. He studied the role of SiO2 as a sintering aid for Nd:YAG transparent ceramics and developed a new sintering aid for Nd:YAG, identified point defects in sintered transparent ceramics, and developed a novel route to grow single crystals for optical applications. Stevenson held a Post-Doc in a French academic lab before taking his current position with Saint-Gobain. At Saint-Gobain, he has managed several Post-Docs and helped them move on afterward. He is a representative on the ACerS Young Professionals Network (YPN) advisory committee.
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