Postdoctoral Appointee - Polymer Nanocomposites
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7059687 (Ref #: 668780)
- Posting Date: Aug 20, 2019
Job DescriptionAre you passionate about your work utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Do you dream about collaborating with leaders in the field of nanoparticles synthesis and characterization? In this role, you will have the opportunity to research methods for controlling nanoparticle size, shape, and properties during wet chemical synthesis. In addition to traditional approaches to synthesis you may explore microfluidic synthesis, artificial intelligence guided synthesis, novel heating methods, and assembly of unusual nanocomposites structure. This would be an opportunity for you to explore many classes of nanomaterials, but it is likely that magnetic nanoparticles will be a focus. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Perform research synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials + Characterize the resultant structures using multiple techniques + Collaborate with a dynamic interdisciplinary team + Communicate results through high impact journals as well as through conference presentations
+ You have a PhD in chemistry, chemical engineering, materials science, or a related discipline and bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) + You have experience in the synthesis of nanomaterials + You have a record of publication as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Experience with nanoparticle characterization including: magnetometry, electron microscopy, small angle X-ray scattering, light scattering, and X-ray diffraction. + Strong analytical skills.
The Nanosystems Synthesis and Analysis Department consists of CINT scientific research staff assigned to the Physical, Chemical, & Nanosciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. CINT is a DOE/Office of Science National User Facility operated jointly by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories with facilities at both Laboratories. We are dedicated to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices.
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. : 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.