Postdoctoral Appointee - Metallurgy

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7054697 (Ref.No. 664974)
Posted: December 5, 2018

Job Description

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee who will be responsible for conducting basic and applied research in physical and process metallurgy, with a focus on microstructural evolution and characterization of precious metal alloys in multi-material assemblies. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Plan and direct fundamental and applied research, support engineering applications, write technical papers, reports and specifications, and present results at program meetings and professional conferences + Conduct short term problem solving and failure analysis, including travel, in support of customer needs

+ PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, Welding, Metallurgical Engineering or a related field received within the last 5 years + Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM). + Experience in physical metallurgy concepts as it relates to metal processing, microstructure, and property relationships + Strong communication skills as evidenced by a track record of both written professional publications and oral presentations + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance

+ Self-motivated with an interest in both broadening and deepening his/her scientific research capabilities through a challenging, high-profile research and engineering support program + Strong teaming and interpersonal skills and an interest in working well with other high-performing contributors + A commitment to customer support, including a demonstrated ability to understand and meet their needs + Experience with characterizing the effects of thermal processes on alloy microstructure and interdiffusion between materials + Knowledge and experience with materials joining concepts and specifications + Project management and development experience + Experience with materials testing and characterization techniques + Experience with process control concepts and techniques + Experience with Gleeble metallurgical process simulation

Department Description:

The Metallurgy and Materials Joining Department is the principal organization for metallurgical and joining research and engineering support throughout the Laboratories. Expertise covers a broad range of experimental and predictive capabilities that apply fundamental process, physical and mechanical metallurgy principles. Specific technical areas include welding and soldering, special brazing and diffusion bonding, and mechanical behavior. The scientific focus is on materials structures, properties, performance and reliability. Staff supports a variety of national security programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, creative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions.

About Sandia:

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: *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

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.

EEO Statement:

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.


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