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Formulation Chemist

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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We have an opening for a Staff Researcher to conduct research in all aspects of energetic materials formulations. Research areas include: energetic polymer composites, mixing, casting, novel methods for any of the aforementioned operations, polymer development, thermal and mechanical properties characterization, and novel formulations for conventional and additively manufactured fabrication processes. You will actively participate in the design and development of new explosive formulations for a variety of applications directed by multiple investigators. You will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for conducting and supporting experiments to enable innovative technologies in high explosives manufacture and processing, as well as developing a deeper understanding of explosive chemistry and detonation phenomenon. This position is in the Functional Materials Synthesis and Integration group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will

  • Perform research in the areas of design, formulation, and characterization of energetic materials, components and formulations.
  • Analyze and resolve formulation problems and establish solutions leading to materials which meet desired scientific specifications and/or customer needs.
  • Perform research guided by multiple primary investigators.
  • Track and record detailed documentation of experimental and process results.
  • Communicate research progress to team members through presentations, and internal reports.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.

In addition at the SES.3 Level

  • Contribute as an intellectual leader in the field of formulation science by seeking out innovative solutions.
  • Develop and guide focused research programs for various formulation techniques.
  • Represent the organization and the program to both internal and external sponsors to actively promote focused research areas in formulation science.

 


  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Polymer, Pharmaceutical, Food, or Cosmetic Science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Broad laboratory experience in one of the above fields such as; formulation chemistry, materials characterization, wet lab techniques.
  • Experience performing and/or designing experiments and documenting results.
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports and work with a multidisciplinary staff.
  • Experience working effectively both individually and in a diverse, multi-disciplinary research team environment.
  • Willingness to train and become qualified to handle high explosives.

In addition at the SES.3 Level

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Polymer, pharmaceutical, food, or cosmetic science, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in formulation development.
  • Experience conducting research with limited direction.

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

Position Information

This is a Career Indefinite position. Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position.

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  • Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
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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 a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.  If you are selected, 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.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  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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We have an opening for a Staff Researcher to conduct research in all aspects of energetic materials formulations. Research areas include: energetic polymer composites, mixing, casting, novel methods for any of the aforementioned operations, polymer development, thermal and mechanical properties characterization, and novel formulations for conventional and additively manufactured fabrication processes. You will actively participate in the design and development of new explosive formulations for a variety of applications directed by multiple investigators. You will be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for conducting and supporting experiments to enable innovative technologies in high explosives manufacture and processing, as well as developing a deeper understanding of explosive chemistry and detonation phenomenon. This position is in the Functional Materials Synthesis and Integration group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will

  • Perform research in the areas of design, formulation, and characterization of energetic materials, components and formulations.
  • Analyze and resolve formulation problems and establish solutions leading to materials which meet desired scientific specifications and/or customer needs.
  • Perform research guided by multiple primary investigators.
  • Track and record detailed documentation of experimental and process results.
  • Communicate research progress to team members through presentations, and internal reports.
  • Perform all assignments in accordance with ES&H, security, and business practice requirements and policies.

In addition at the SES.3 Level

  • Contribute as an intellectual leader in the field of formulation science by seeking out innovative solutions.
  • Develop and guide focused research programs for various formulation techniques.
  • Represent the organization and the program to both internal and external sponsors to actively promote focused research areas in formulation science.

 

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  • Ability to secure and maintain a U.S. DOE Q-level security clearance which requires U.S. citizenship.
  • B.S. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Polymer, Pharmaceutical, Food, or Cosmetic Science, or related field, or the equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Broad laboratory experience in one of the above fields such as; formulation chemistry, materials characterization, wet lab techniques.
  • Experience performing and/or designing experiments and documenting results.
  • Proficient communication and interpersonal skills necessary to author technical and scientific reports and work with a multidisciplinary staff.
  • Experience working effectively both individually and in a diverse, multi-disciplinary research team environment.
  • Willingness to train and become qualified to handle high explosives.

In addition at the SES.3 Level

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials, Polymer, pharmaceutical, food, or cosmetic science, or the equivalent combination of education and related experience.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and experience in formulation development.
  • Experience conducting research with limited direction.

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