Postdoctoral Appointee - Nanometallurgy

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7058768 (Ref.No. 668410)
Posted: July 27, 2019

Job Description

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct experimental research in the areas of metallurgy, materials science, and nanoscience. In this role, you will use your experience and education in the fields related to in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), in-situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM), diverse analytical microscopy techniques, image processing, small scale mechanical testing, or some combination to support ongoing basic energy science efforts. On any given day, you may called on to: + Work to better understand the role of ion irradiation, ion implantation and general ion beam modification on the microstructure and subsequent mechanical properties of advanced nanostructured metal alloys + Operate varied microscopy equipment in a wide range of conditions to support a range of ongoing programs, including the operation of several in-situ SEM and TEM holders + Use groundbreaking data analysis to best interpret the data collected during the in-situ experiments + Present the results of your research at properly suited international conferences + Writeup and publish the thoroughly analyzed results in high impact journals + Some travel for business

+ PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline plus a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics. + Proven communication skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences + Experience with experimental research and technique development

+ Experience in in-situ SEM and TEM experiments, such as, in-situ heating, irradiation, implantation, and/or mechanical property testing + Experience using TEM for tomography, procession electron diffraction (PED), ultra-fast or dynamic TEM development (DTEM), or other advanced techniques + Interest in exploring relationships between processing-structure-properties in nanostructured metals + Experience in using electron microscopy for diffraction analysis and defect analysis + Experience testing a multitude of material systems, with emphasis on in-situ mechanical testing capabilities and an eagerness for technique development + Experience in a range SEM and TEM sample preparation techniques + Strong theoretical knowledge base in thermodynamics and kinetics + Strong background in mechanical properties, transmission electron microscopy, defect analysis, and far-from-equilibrium processes + Strong publication record

Department Description:

The Nanosystems Synthesis/Analysis department (01882) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its core facility in Albuquerque and gateway facility at Los Alamos, CINT provides users from academia, industry, and government labs, open access to the tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro- and macro world. CINT is an equal partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory.

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:

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.

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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