Postdoctoral Appointee - Advanced Materials Laboratory
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7074196 (Ref #: 674619)
- Posting Date: Jan 19, 2021
Job DescriptionThis posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. : Our Team is seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to support the synthesis of inorganic (organometallic, metalorganic) chemistry and subsequent materials generated therefrom. This position will support Sandia missions ranging from ligands, precursors, and materials development. The job will require a range of functions, including general lab maintenance, laboratory operations, chemistry and material synthesis, characterization of the subsequent products, and related safety documentation preparation and review to maintain a safe and productive research chemistry laboratory. On any given day you may be called on to: + Develop and characterize organic, inorganic, lanthanide, and actinide chemicals using benchtop, hood, and air-less (Schlenk line and glovebox) processes + Synthesis and characterization of subsequent materials (bulk, meso, and nano) from tailored precursors + Operation, maintenance, and theory of numerous analytical tool for chemical and material characterization (PXRD, SCXRD, FTIR, NMR (multinuclear), Raman, TGA/DSC, SEM, and other analytical instrumentation) + Coordinate with other SNL and university research teams for additional characterization + Set up and monitor chemical reactions for nanomaterial (solvothermal and solution precipitation routes), thin film (spin-, drop-coating), and bulk powders + Maintain laboratory operations, including equipment servicing and repair + Collaborate with key technical staff to realize their ideas and accomplish project goals + Interact with and support numerous students, scientists and engineers engaged in materials research, troubleshooting, and failure analysis
+ You have, or are pursuing, a PhD in chemistry, materials, or related engineering or science or engineering field and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) + Experience in chemistry, air-sensitive chemical handling, and materials characterization at the molecular or macroscopic scale + Proven record of technical accomplishments and communications, as evidenced by publications in scientific journals and conference presentations (A publication list should be included as part of the resume.) + Able to acquire a DOE Q-level security clearance
+ Experience working in a safe, functional, chemistry laboratory environment + Experience working collaboratively in team settings + Experience with pressure systems (pressurized gas delivery, regulation, safety) + Experience and basic chemistry laboratory skills + Experience in environmental safety and health protocols and regulation + Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills + Experience in and/or ability to prioritize tasks to enable work on multiple projects simultaneously + Detail-oriented + Ability and desire to work independently + Outstanding work habits and self-motivation + Interest in learning more about coordination chemistry of periodic table + A genuine curiosity and drive to establish new precursors, develop novel science, and a love and aptitude for learning + Strong dedication to customer satisfaction, quality, safety, collaboration, and teamwork + Ability to work with various levels of science and engineering students, postdocs, and technologist
The Advanced Materials Laboratory Department, 1815, conducts research and development in a wide range of novel materials synthesis strategies and unique processing techniques to advance scientific understanding and provide practical solutions to the needs of a wide variety of Sandia customers and external entities. Specifically, activities in our research groups include; synthesizing new precursor chemistries and surface functional groups, understanding different routes to nano-scale particles and thin films, understanding the rheology of metal-particle "inks" and ceramic slurries, investigating new catalyst materials and conducting mechanistic studies of catalysis, and investigating the self-assembly of nanoparticles in 2- and 3-dimensions. Processing research and development includes; providing a “Direct Write” capability that can deliver metal nanoparticle inks to topographically challenging substrates, electrospining of fibers of vastly different compositions, and combining different materials and processing strategies to realize solar energy conversion, CO2 sequestration, and advanced medical treatments. Our customers include all of Sandia’s mission areas and numerous external collaborators. Our laboratory facilities are located at the Advanced Materials Laboratory, a leased facility on the campus of the University of New Mexico. This geographical advantage allows us to work closely with students and faculty at community colleges and UNM, as well as universities throughout the United States. Our team is committed to nurturing a culture compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference!
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.
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 need to 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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : 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.
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.