Nanoporous Materials Postdoctoral Appointee

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

ID: 7091264 (Ref.No. 680029)
Posted: December 16, 2021

Job Description

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. : Our team has an experimental postdoctoral position available for the synthesis of nanoporous materials. You'll focus on understanding the fundamentals of synthesis and characterization, membrane growth, gas sorption/desorption, materials luminescence, and integration of the membrane into sensor devices. You'll collaborate with activities at the SNL-LANL Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). Innovative facilities are available for materials growth, fabrication and measurements. You'll lead research in the following activities: + Nanoporous materials synthesis, e.g. metal organic frameworks (MOFs) + Characterization and analytical methods including TEM, SEM, BET and X-ray diffraction + luminescence testing + Develop technical leadership skills, assist writing technical reports, publish journal articles, and communicate key findings to both internal customers and the broader scientific community at conferences On any given day you may be asked to: + Collaborate with a team of chemists, material scientists and others + Performing original laboratory studies to fundamentally understand and develop nanoporous materials for specific applications + Demonstrating leadership and self-motivation within a collaborative team environment + Publishing findings in leading journals and presenting research at scientific conferences

+ You have, or are pursuing, a PhD in chemistry, materials science, nuclear materials, solid-state physics, chemical engineering, or a related field and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) + Proven track record of original work, e.g. professional conference presentations and publications in refereed journals + Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

+ Experience with solvo- and/or hydrothermal synthesis of nanoporous materials + Experience with electron microscopies (e.g. HRTEM, SEM), BET and X-ray diffraction + Experience with physical and/or analytical methods (e.g. chemical analysis, ICP-MS, UV-vis, FTIR) + Ability to develop and maintain collaboration with leaders in the scientific community within and outside of Sandia National Laboratories + Curiosity about the world and a strong interest in connecting one's research to the larger context of science, society, and national security + A record of academic achievement as proven by high GPAs for relevant undergraduate degree(s) and graduate degree(s) + Effective communication and interpersonal skills that build effective scientific collaborations with a diverse population of researchers + Candidates should also have proven creative problem solving and effective time management skills + Outstanding work ethic and passion for discovery

Department Description:

The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts innovative research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer-reviewed, high-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts: 1. Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (including energy storage and corrosion) 2. Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications (including ferroics and composites) 3. Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (i.e., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis). 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:*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. Job ID: 680029

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.