Postdoctoral Appointee for In-situ Microscopy in Extreme Environments

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7074326 (Ref.No. 674630)
Posted: January 22, 2021

Job Description

This 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. : Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Want to join a diverse team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security? You could be the Postdoctoral Appointee that we are looking for to work in the area of in-situ microscopy including: transmission electron and scanning electron microscopy. You'll study the role of extreme environments on microstructure and mechanical properties. These environments may include ion irradiation, ion implantation, general ion beam modification, ultrahigh temperatures, cryogenic temperatures, fatigue loading, and/or corrosive environments of advanced nanostructured metal alloys and composites. Work with an outstanding team of 6-8 researchers focusing on the basic science of deformation, fracture, fatigue, and related degradation mechanisms. While the position will be experimentally focused, you'll collaborate with materials modeling specialists at the atomistic and mesoscale. If you are a results-oriented individual, there are opportunities open to new research pathways, such as the application of machine learning algorithms to unravel the complex behavior of materials evolution in extreme environments. Join our team and work towards your goals while making a difference!

+ Have, or are pursuing, a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related field and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) + Outstanding interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at professional scientific conferences (A publication list should be included as part of the resume.) + Experience with materials characterization and advanced microscopy + Experience with experimental research and technique development + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE security clearance

+ Experience in in-situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and transmission electron microscopy (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 + Experience with machine learning or similar advanced image analysis techniques + Interest in technique development of new microscopy techniques + 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 Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility dedicated 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. 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

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:

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 L-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 the 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, 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.


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