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2D Materials Postdoctoral Staff Member

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

The Materials Engineering Division at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory has an immediate opening for a postdoctoral researcher in the area of 2D nanomaterials. The research will focus on the development of novel 2D material alloys and heterostructures for various optoelectronic and quantum applications. You will utilize expertise in 2D material vapor-phase synthesis, nanofabrication, and advanced characterization. You will work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team of engineers and scientists within the Micro and Nano Technology Section.

In this role, you will

  • Conduct research in the areas of materials science and engineering of atomically thin (2D) materials.
  • Design, implement, and analyze experiments for the synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of novel 2D material compositions and patterns.
  • Contribute to and actively participate in the conception and execution of research to address defined problems.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment both at LLNL and in other national laboratories and universities to accomplish research goals.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of engineers and scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, or related field, with emphasis on 2D materials, especially transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) and other related van der Waals structures.
  • Expertise in synthetic tailoring of 2D material atomic/nanoscale structure, composition, and properties via doping, alloying, and patterning methods.
  • Experience with thin-film preparation techniques such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD), and mechanical exfoliation of bulk 2D crystals.
  • Expertise with advanced and in situ characterization, such as Raman/photoluminescence/X-ray spectroscopies, electron microscopy (TEM/STEM/EDS), scanning probe microscopy (AFM/STM/Kelvin probe).
  • Experience with integrating nanostructures into functional devices by micro/nanofabrication for measurements relevant to optoelectronic or quantum applications.
  • Ability to perform as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, measurement, and data acquisition techniques, including developing innovative solutions to scientific and technical problems.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Working knowledge of materials physics and semiconductor theory
  • Ability to conduct research at multiple sites, including local user facilities at other DOE national labs.
  • Experience with advanced fabrication (e.g., e-beam lithography) and testing for devices such as field-effect transistors, resistive memory, or optoelectronic metamaterials, etc.
  • Familiarity with a range of other materials including for example ceramics, polymers, and ionic liquids/gels, nanodispersions.
  • Proficiency with basic programming software for data analysis, such as MATLAB, Python, or LabVIEW.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

Security Clearance

LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above). If you are selected and a clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Pre-Placement Medical Exam

A job related pre-placement medical examination may be required.

Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

LLNS is committed to offering reasonable accommodations during the application and recruiting processes due to a disability. If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, please submit a request via our online form.

California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

Position Information

This is a Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD at time of hire date.

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Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2022 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
  • Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
  • Comprehensive Benefits Package
  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
  • Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment

Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate

LLNL demonstrates its commitment to public safety by requiring that all new Laboratory employees be immunized against COVID-19 unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to all new hires including those who will be working on site, as well as those who will be teleworking.

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Security Clearance

This position requires either no security clearance, or a Department of Energy (DOE) L-level or Q-level clearance depending on the particular assignment.

If you are selected and a security clearance is required, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. L and Q-level clearances require U.S. citizenship.

If no security clearance is required, but your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process. This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check. (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2.

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Pre-Employment Drug Test

External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test. This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.

If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.

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California Privacy Notice

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) grants privacy rights to all California residents. The law also entitles job applicants, employees, and non-employee workers to be notified of what personal information LLNL collects and for what purpose. The Employee Privacy Notice can be accessed here.

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In this role, you will

  • Conduct research in the areas of materials science and engineering of atomically thin (2D) materials.
  • Design, implement, and analyze experiments for the synthesis, fabrication, and characterization of novel 2D material compositions and patterns.
  • Contribute to and actively participate in the conception and execution of research to address defined problems.
  • Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
  • Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment both at LLNL and in other national laboratories and universities to accomplish research goals.
  • Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of engineers and scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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  • PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Applied Physics, Chemical Engineering, or related field, with emphasis on 2D materials, especially transition metal dichalcogenide (TMD) and other related van der Waals structures.
  • Expertise in synthetic tailoring of 2D material atomic/nanoscale structure, composition, and properties via doping, alloying, and patterning methods.
  • Experience with thin-film preparation techniques such as chemical vapor deposition (CVD), atomic layer deposition (ALD), and mechanical exfoliation of bulk 2D crystals.
  • Expertise with advanced and in situ characterization, such as Raman/photoluminescence/X-ray spectroscopies, electron microscopy (TEM/STEM/EDS), scanning probe microscopy (AFM/STM/Kelvin probe).
  • Experience with integrating nanostructures into functional devices by micro/nanofabrication for measurements relevant to optoelectronic or quantum applications.
  • Ability to perform as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, measurement, and data acquisition techniques, including developing innovative solutions to scientific and technical problems.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Working knowledge of materials physics and semiconductor theory
  • Ability to conduct research at multiple sites, including local user facilities at other DOE national labs.
  • Experience with advanced fabrication (e.g., e-beam lithography) and testing for devices such as field-effect transistors, resistive memory, or optoelectronic metamaterials, etc.
  • Familiarity with a range of other materials including for example ceramics, polymers, and ionic liquids/gels, nanodispersions.
  • Proficiency with basic programming software for data analysis, such as MATLAB, Python, or LabVIEW.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.

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Posted: 2022-03-11 Expires: 2022-07-09

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