The Post-Doctorate Research Associate (PDRA) role is primarily work with existing experimental setups and develop methods for in-situ diagnostic and monitoring additive manufacturing (AM) processes toward the 3D printing of metal alloys and ceramics within CAAAM. The PDRA will work with the faculty across various departments with inter-disciplinary approach to AM. The primary responsibility of this position is to develop and use optical and acoustic imaging and spectroscopic tools to monitor AM processing of metal alloy and ceramic powders using direct energy deposition and powder bed laser sintering. Familiarity with one or more material diagnostic techniques such as infrared imaging and spectroscopy, thermal imaging, Raman spectroscopy for metals and ceramics, plasma emission spectroscopy, non-destructive ultrasonic spectroscopy and testing of materials, transient laser spectroscopy as well as other diagnostic methods will be preferred. The candidate will assist in advancing necessary instrumentation for data collection and analysis, integrating process diagnostics with closed-loop process control of AM platforms, and work with fellow researchers to implement machine learning algorithms based on in-situ data collection and analysis. The position is also expected to provide technical expertise and support to graduate and undergraduate students, assist/lead preparation of research proposals and scientific/technical papers and presentations.