What You Will Do
As a postdoctoral research assistant, you will be an integral member of a team tackling a variety of electrochemistry challenges supporting national security including electroplating, corrosion science, and surface characterization (including atomic force microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, and nanoindentation). In addition, this position could involve research in aspects of additive manufacturing. Specific project goals will stem from the candidate’s interest, the mission needs within the team and group, and the availability of funding. A postdoctoral researcher is expected to help guide the overall technical direction of their project(s) with their mentor. Candidates should be capable of conducting independent research in small teams and be able to communicate their findings in such a way that enables future application. This position may require travel to other sites within the NNSA/DOE Complex. The position will also require working with potentially toxic and radioactive materials. You will work with a mentor, but will be assigned portions of projects over which you will have responsibility.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Hands on physical research experience, especially in the areas of electrochemistry, corrosion science, and surface characterization techniques as mentioned above
Ability to work successfully in a complex regulatory environment and complex experimental facility
Excellent communication skills (written and oral) as demonstrated by experience presenting research results at technical conferences and authoring peer-reviewed journal articles
Experience in experimental design, execution, and analysis
Demonstrated experience working in a team environment
Completed coursework or research experience in one of the disciplines outlined above
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship
Education/Experience: PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Physics or a related field completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.
Self-motivated and independent researcher who has demonstrated experience working as part of an interdisciplinary team
In addition to the areas listed under the Minimum Job Requirements, some experience in additive manufacturing is desirable
Note to Applicants:
When submitting your application electronically to this vacancy, please submit the following:
1)a cover letter summarizing your skills, research areas of interest, and desire to work at Los Alamos National Laboratory
2)a curriculum vitae or résumé that contains the following information: education, major, GPA, relevant work experience, relevant technical skills
3)a list of professional references
This position will be physically located in Los Alamos.
Where You Will Work
Sigma Division focuses on materials science and engineering, emphasizing metallurgical processes and research in support of the experimental testing program at Los Alamos. The Division is a service-oriented capability that supports a broad customer base, both internal and external to LANL, with high quality, one of a kind prototype components. The work ranges from unclassified to TS/SCI level security and covers all materials from hydrogen to uranium on the periodic chart.
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid maternity and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2-Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Appointment Type
Vacancy Name: IRC87793
Organization Name Sigma-2/Finishing Manufacturing Science
Req ID: IRC87793