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Materials Scientist - Postdoctoral Researcher

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 Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in the area of materials for extreme environments. You will actively participate with and be an integral member of an interdisciplinary team responsible for conducting and supporting research in the processing, chemistry and synthesis of ceramic and metal feedstocks, composites, and coatings. This position is in the High Performance Materials group in the Materials Science Division.Essential Duties- Conduct a broad set of high-temperature research in controlled environments (inert, vacuum, reducing or controlled partial pressures). - Contribute to the development of a focused research program centered on the design of advanced manufacturing processes of materials for applications in extreme environments.- Independently develop methods for high-purity, nano/microscale materials synthesis and/or consolidation techniques.- Perform experiments involving the forming and casting of inks / suspensions / slurries, infiltration of molten materials and consolidation and sintering of powders.- Contribute to and actively participate in the development of feedstocks, composites, and coatings to meet sponsor needs in appropriate national security areas.- 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.- Document research; write and publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community, to sponsors and consumers, at working group meetings, and conferences.- Perform other duties as assigned.
Qualifications - Recent PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related field.- Experience working with laboratory equipment such as furnaces, vacuum and gas flowing systems, hydraulic presses and pumps, mechanical testing equipment, flow reactors, chemical fume hoods, glove boxes, etc.- Broad experience with manufacturing techniques such as casting, forming, spray drying, gas atomization, flow-reactors, mixing/milling, hot-pressing, sintering, thermal reduction, etc.- Experience in materials characterization, such as SEM, TEM, XRD, FTIR, or other related skills- Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques and execution.- Ability to develop independent research projects and publish in peer-reviewed literature.- Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations 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 working with plasma systems such as plasma spray coating or plasma torch testing.- Experience in working with molten metals, including metal infiltration and casting, and with high-temperature ceramics and ceramic-metal composites.- Experience in novel advanced and additive manufacturing techniques.

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 two year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

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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: 2020-03-06 Expires: 2020-06-06

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