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Materials Scientist / Engineer

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Livermore, CA 94550
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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a materials scientist/engineer. You will perform a broad range of moderate to complex research in the area of metallography, sample preparation, microscopy, materials engineering, physical metallurgy, and materials characterization for a wide variety of projects at LLNL.You will perform some of this work on radioactive materials in an inert-atmosphere glovebox. This position is in the Materials Characterization Group in the Materials Science Division.

This position will be filled at either the SES.2 or SES.3 level depending on your qualifications. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if you are selected at the higher level.

Essential Duties
- Conduct moderately complex to complex work in materials characterization, including sample preparation, optical microscopy, and scanning and transmission electron microscopy, for a variety of principal investigators and projects at LLNL.
- Contribute to the development and operation of metallography, sample preparation, materials synthesis and processing capabilities (including performing measurements), maintaining instruments, writing safety documentation, and upgrading equipment.
- Coordinate and contribute to the fabrication and metrology of macro to micro-scale precision engineered components for advanced experimentation.
- Independently develop moderately complex to complex methods for preparing and analyzing one-of-a-kind samples/components; including hazardous materials such as beryllium, and radioactive materials.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the development of tools and techniques to achieve a high throughput of samples in the materials characterization laboratories.
- Acquire and maintain a high level of administrative and on-the-job training for working in hazardous environments and with hazardous materials.
- Prepare written analyses, verbal briefings, and other products that capture and communicate research results.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- Conduct advanced development of sample preparation and precision engineering fabrication of complex sample/components.
- Serve as the primary technical contact on specific projects for LLNL customers.
- Convey capabilities and new opportunities, and present research findings to sponsors and customers.

- BS/BA in materials science, materials engineering, engineering technology, engineering science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or physics; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Broad understanding of basic materials science and/or materials engineering and sample preparation concepts and skills, including sample polishing techniques, optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy.
- Experience working with hazardous materials.
- Exerpience with precision engineering materials fabrication and metrology.
- Experience with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Experience operating computers to collect, analyze, and document scientific results.
- Ability to work independently, as well as a member of a team.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, and other technical and administrative staff within a collaborative research and development environment at LLNL.
In Addition at the SES.3 Level
- PhD in materials science, materials engineering, engineering technology, engineering science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, chemistry, or physics; or equivalent combination of education and related experience.
- Significant experience in advanced electron microscopy techniques and
materials characterization including advanced theoretical knowledge of techniques and limitations of the tools.
- Advanced knowledge in advanced materials science concepts, including phase transformations, dislocations, alloying, crystal structure, and grain boundaries.
Desired Qualifications
- Experience with scanning electron microscopy techniques, including expertise in operating an SEM or a microprobe.
- Experience in other materials preparation and characterization tools, such as x-ray diffraction, transmission electron microcopy, hardness testing, electropolishing, ion milling, vacuum coating, white-light interferometry, and density measurements.
- Experience with instrument maintenance and design and fabrication of simple fixtures.

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: Relisted position. Originally listed on 7/25/2019. Previous candidates need not reapply.

This is an At Will appointment.Lab employees and external candidates may be considered for this position. If final candidate is a Career Indefinite employee, Career Indefinite status may be maintained [should funding allow].

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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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: 2019-10-01 Expires: 2020-02-15

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