Spray Research Technologies Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7059287 (Ref.No. 668626)
Posted: August 10, 2019

Job Description

Are you passionate about research related to the characterization of thermally sprayed material microstructures, interfacial composition and behaviors imbued by those structures? If so, you will want to consider applying to join our dynamic, multidisciplinary team of materials scientists, nuclear engineers, and others. We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct research in thermal spray to describe, assess and understand materials characteristics and properties. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Plan and perform experiments, install, repair, and maintain diagnostic tools, collect and analyze data with the goal of understanding and characterizing the process-property-performance relationships of thermal sprayed materials + Perform design necessary to support projects or experiments + Publish journal articles and present work at local, national, and international conferences

+ You have, or are pursuing a PhD in Materials Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, Ceramic Engineering or a related discipline and you possess a bachelor's degree in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) + You have experience or academic training in Thermal Spray Coating research and development + Your background includes experience using materials characterization instrumentation (TEM, SEM, XRD) + You bring a history of publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific and/or technical conferences + You can obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Ideally, your background will also include: + Experience with crafting and conducting experiments + Experience in characterizing High Entropy Alloys + Experience in nano-ceramic or nano-metallic processing + Experience operating Lasers for diagnostics + Experience in computer programming (MatLab, Python, etc) + Experience demonstrating teamwork and positive customer interactions + Proven ability to establish strong collaborations across multiple disciplines

Department Description:

The Spray Research Technologies Department Mission is to provide Subject Matter expertise to the Laboratories in Thermal and Kinetic Spray technologies. We conduct research on the structure, processing, and properties of materials to improve the performance of coatings produced by 1) Plasma Spraying (Air and Controlled Atmosphere), 2) Twin Wire Arc Spraying, 3) Flame Spraying, 4) Cold Spraying and 5) Aerosol Deposition. We routinely support Sandia's engineers to tackle a broad range of materials selection, component design, component fabrication, coating process development, and process challenges by applying our fundamental materials science, physics, and chemistry expertise.

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: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.

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 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.

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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