Nanomechanics and In-Situ SEM/TEM - Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7089310 (Ref.No. 679410)
Posted: November 17, 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. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires be fully vaccinated or have an approved medical or religious accommodation before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700. : We are seeking a hardworking Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct experimental research in the areas of mechanical behavior, metallurgy, materials science, and nanoscience. In this role, you will use your experience and education in material characterization and property measurements, including thin film and/or small-scale mechanical testing, in-situ scanning electron microscopy (SEM), in-situ transmission electron microscopy (TEM), microstructural characterization, data science, or some combination thereof to support ongoing basic energy science research.

Required:
+ Possess, or are pursuing, a PhD in materials science & engineering, physics, nuclear engineering, mechanical engineering, or related field + Good interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences + Proven track record in experimental research and technique development + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE security clearance

Desired:
The most suitable candidates will have experience in many of these areas: + Familiarity with nanocrystalline metals + Familiarity with grain boundaries and their role in controlling material properties. + Familiarity with thin film deposition techniques + 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 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 + Curiosity about exploring process-structure-property relationships in metallic alloys + Experience in using electron microscopy for diffraction analysis and defect analysis + Strong theoretical knowledge base in thermodynamics and kinetics

Department Description:

The Nanostructure Physics Department is part of the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) within the Materials, Physical, & Chemical Sciences Center at Sandia National Laboratories. CINT is a DOE/Office of Science National User Facility operated jointly by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories with facilities at both Laboratories. CINT is dedicated to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials into microscale and macroscale systems and devices. 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!

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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home)• Generous vacations, strong medical 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, 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.