Date Posted: Dec 1, 2018
We are seeking a Research & Develpoment Materials Scientist. If you want to innovate new material solutions to solve the nation's most critical energy and national security needs, this may be the opportunity to make a real difference in the world. You can work on multidisciplinary teams developing real solutions to cutting edge research problems. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Develop innovative solutions to materials chemistry problems + Lead and conduct research into novel energy systems, develop new barrier materials and build functional devices based on surface interactions + Develop innovative materials platforms that disrupt current technologies in energy sciences, defense technologies, space systems and more + Use disruptive technologies to further cutting-edge research + Lead a diverse group of staff, technologists, postdocs and interns to initiate creative research directions in materials science + Publish in high impact journals and present research results on an international platform + Travel for business
+ PhD in Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science or a closely related discipline + Bachelor’s degree in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Mathematics (STEM) + Publication and innovation record, as evidenced by peer-reviewed journal articles, conference proceedings, technical books, or issued patents + Experience electrochemical systems + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance
+ Experience working in a multidisciplinary lab, on diverse teams + Experience synthesizing and characterizing ionic solutions + Desire to develop a research portfolio centered around new materials innovation + Demonstration of forward thinking and ability to anticipate engineering needs that are not yet present + Understanding of solid state ionic transport + Effective written and oral interpersonal skills
The Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department provides innovation in the design, synthesis and development of advanced, multifunctional materials to satisfy unique needs in electronic, optical, electrochemical, structural and selective-molecular-binding applications. We control chemical and structural characteristics, from the nano- to the micro-scale, in inorganic and hybrid systems to explore new material constructs and strategies aimed at optimizing and expanding material performance. Our efforts support DOE Defense Programs, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE Electricity Distribution and Energy Reliability offices, other federal agencies and industry. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to leverage our research investments while participating in, and contributing to, the international research community. Research thrusts include nanoparticle, nanofiber, and atomic layer deposited materials, thin films, passive and active materials for electronic, magnetic, photonic, electromechanical, and fluidic microsystems, self-assembly, and colloid chemistry.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.
Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level security clearance. Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.