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Lead Metallurgical Modeling Scientist @ Novelis Global Research and Technology Center

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Job Description Requisition Title:Lead Metallurgical Modeling Scientist Job Number::170109VZ Schedule:Full-time Primary Location:USA-GA-Kennesaw Organization:Global R&T Job Type:Standard Job:Quality Control, R&D Introduction about the BusinessNovelis is the leading producer of flat-rolled aluminum products and the world’s largest recycler of aluminum. We work alongside our customers to provide innovative solutions to the beverage can, automotive and high-end specialty markets; and we serve some of the largest and best-known brands in the world, such as Coca-Cola, ABInBev, The Ford Motor Company, Jaguar LandRover, LG and Samsung. Operating an integrated network of technically advanced rolling and recycling facilities across North America, South America, Europe and Asia, Novelis leverages its global manufacturing and recycling footprint to deliver consistent, high-quality products around the world. A commitment to sustainability is core to our business operations and extends to how we partner with stakeholders across the aluminum value chain. We see tremendous opportunities in continuing to expand the use of lightweight, infinitely recyclable aluminum to help our customers achieve their sustainability goals and provide consumers the environmentally friendly products they enjoy.DescriptionRole Overview:The Lead Metallurgical Modeling Scientist is a key member of Novelis’ global core R&D organization, taking overall responsibility for leading the development and deployment of materials modeling capability within Novelis to accelerate new product and process development, and discovery projects. A major focus is Integrated Computational Materials Engineering (ICME) or Through-Process Modeling (TPM), as applied to Novelis’ products and their manufacturing processes. This largely involves use of physically-based models to predict metallurgical evolution within Novelis’ process streams as well as those of its customers, and the consequent impact on product performance. Also however, a growing focus of the role will be the exploration and deployment of new complementary data science and artificial intelligence approaches to Novelis’ materials-related challenges in order to gain disruptive insights or move to new design spaces. The role will involve working in and leading multi-disciplinary teams to combine modeling with other approaches for maximum impact on the speed and depth of our materials research. Responsibilities:

  • Act as company-wide subject matter expert for materials modeling in support of global R&D projects.
  • Establish and pursue roadmap for advanced materials modeling within Novelis to provide capability which will guide and accelerate its transformational goals.
  • Define and lead projects to develop and apply advanced models to address critical product and process development challenges.
  • Partner with wide range of other internal specialists, e.g., in product metallurgy, rolling process, finite element modeling and manufacturing.
  • Establish and lead supporting partnerships with universities and other external organizations.
  • Support wider adoption and application of metallurgical modeling tools amongst other specialists.
  • Lead and guide associated experimental programs which provide supporting data or understanding critical to model development.


  • PhD in metallurgy, metallurgical engineering or materials science/engineering with a metallurgical modeling focus.
  • Minimum typical experience of 5-7 years in metallurgical modeling after PhD completion gained in industrial R&D or in partnership with industry.
  • Good balance of modeling and experimental experience with ability to combine these complementary approaches for maximum impact.
  • Experience in application of data science methods to complement physically-based approaches would be an advantage.
  • Technical leadership experience in R&D setting with demonstration of good project management skills.
  • Broad science and engineering background and ability to connect knowledge across multiple disciplines.
  • Capability to thrive in team environment, communicate well, and to engage and influence wide variety of stakeholders throughout organization.
  • International outlook and desire to travel to other Novelis or customer locations.

 Facilities, Amenities or Infrastructure:The Novelis Global Research & Technology Center (NGRTC) is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, and serves as the global hub for Novelis’ extensive research and development activities. This location serves as the central point for all of Novelis’ technical activities worldwide, including R&D, engineering, and environmental, health and safety. Areas of Focus: - Automotive – Testing of formability, surface treatments, tailoring methods, assembly, process speed and stability, metallurgy, recycling, cleaning, pre-treatment, bonding, joining and modeling - Beverage Cans – Fundamental research, enabling development, product and process innovation, technical assistance and analytical services and engineering, design and modeling services for can forming, full can pilot line - Specialties – Testing of durability, heat transfer, design flexibility, surface finishes, weight and strength, cost, lifecycle carbon footprint, recycling, cleaning and pre-treatment - Rolling – Plant problem solving, assessment of global standards, training innovation, pilot rolling facility and modeling Site Capabilities: - Materials development and testing laboratories - Beverage can production pilot line - Hot and Cold aluminum rolling mill - Surface treatment pilot line for finishing automotive aluminum sheet Last Date of Application:Ongoing


I gather there is a lot of money in it.

Also, possibly, a lot of job satisfaction.



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My background perfectly matches this position but I will graduate in a year and a half. Does your company offer internships for summer 2018? Would you please provide contact info? Thanks.

Kind regards,

Amirreza Keyhani


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