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Material Kinetics Postdoctoral Researcher

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550

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We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in laser-driven dynamic compression of condensed materials, on time scales ranging from ps-ms, employing diagnostics including principally velocimetry and x-ray diffraction/imaging. You will actively participate in the research to investigate the kinetics of material undergoing dynamic transformations to better understand strength response, phase transitions and chemistry at extreme conditions. This position is in the Material Dynamics and Kinetics group of the Materials Science Division.

Essential Duties
- Conduct research in transformations in dynamically compressed materials.
- Develop new methods, particularly velocimetry and x-ray diagnostic methods, to better understand material transformations under dynamic compression.
- Design and perform experiments using laser-driven dynamic compression.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design and execution of research to address material transformation kinetics, including dynamic strength, phase transformation and chemistry at extreme conditions of temperature (1000s degrees C) and pressure (10s GPa).
- Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
- Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Maintain and establish laboratory protocols.
- Document research; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Recent PhD in Material Science, Physics, Chemistry or a related field.
- Experience in laser-driven dynamic compression and implementation of velocimetry.
- Knowledgeable of the concepts of equations of state, material structure and transformations, flow mechanics, and the interpretation of velocimetry.
- Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques and execution.
- Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effectivepresentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
- Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with simulation methods, hydrodynamics codes.
- Experience with x-ray methods.
- Experience with ultrafast laser methods.

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.

Security Clearance: This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, wewill initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if youmeet 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. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note: This is a 2 year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 3 years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applyingcutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 employees.

LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. 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, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Posted: 2020-02-07 Expires: 2020-06-11

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