Date Posted: Jan 23, 2019
This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance. : The Geochemistry Department at Sandia National Laboratories (Albuquerque, New Mexico) seeks a postdoctoral research scientist to investigate the effects of nano-scale confinement on the mineral-water interfacial processes and flow through nano-channels. This project will entail working with meso-porous materials, controlled-pore glass, and fluidic devices to address interfacial chemistry. The postdoc will design and run laboratory experiments, analyze data and write peer-reviewed publications. This position provides close collaboration with computational chemists at the Geochemistry Department at Sandia in order to develop a molecular-scale understanding of the emergent behavior at the mineral-water interface under nano-scale confinement. There will be opportunities to grow and develop various aspects of the project. On any given day, you might be called on to: + Design and perform laboratory experiments, and analyze collected data; + Write research manuscripts; + Conduct work in a multi-disciplinary team environment; + Attend and present at technical conferences or program meetings.
+ PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline with experience in experimental and analytical work.
+ Relevant background in nano- and micro-fluidic device fabrication and experiments is desired.
The Geochemistry Department has expertise in three areas: 1) molecular-scale modeling, 2) experimental geochemistry, and 3) applied environmental/chemical engineering. We tackle geosciences-related problems with applications in carbon sequestration, unconventional oil and gas recovery, nuclear waste management, and environmental remediation. Program focus currently includes chemical effects on fracture initiation and propagation, heterogeneous redox chemistry on clay mineral surfaces, coupled geochemistry and geomechanics in shales, and permeable reactive barriers for soil radionuclide remediation. Computing facilities for molecular modeling include a cluster (CPU nodes, GPU nodes) maintained by the Geochemistry Department as well as the Sandia High Performance Computing. In addition, we have 3,000 square feet of laboratory space that includes the following analytical equipment: XRD, FTIR, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, TOF-MS, SEM, Raman Microsope.
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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico must pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a DOE security clearance, a pre-processing background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance must be U.S. citizens. 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.
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.