Los Alamos National Laboratory Actinide Separations Scientist (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
Join the best and brightest minds in the world at one of the most innovative and creative multidisciplinary research institutions engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The work we do at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) matters to our country and the world.
This role works in a team environment within LANL’s nuclear facility to manufacture product, support material movement and support glove box operations. The majority of daily work is “hands-on” glove box work in the purification and generation of actinide oxides and metal involving Pu239/242, or Am241, or U235. Processes at Los Alamos National Lab are performed using detailed operating procedures and work requires extensive knowledge and expertise following Conduct of Operations, nuclear criticality safety, material control and accountability, radiological safety and environmental compliance requirements.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The selected candidate(s) will assist in the development of solutions for complex problems, improve production cycle times, and maximize production yield rates. Work will be accomplished with limited direction, on all but the most complex problems and solutions.
Scientific Background: Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: large scale chemical transformations, purifications and recovery, and other chemical processes, or, materials processing (oxides, ceramics, and dissolution), chemistry, nuclear engineering, separations science, thermodynamics, or other scientific field of relevance.
Problem Solving: Demonstrated ability to work across organizational lines and conduct extensive research to resolve difficult issues.
Project Development: Knowledge of and experience in designing, planning and executing research and development projects. Familiarity with development of new methods, techniques or approaches to address critical technical problems. Experience meeting deliverables on schedule.
Communication: Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by publications, presentations, and report development.
Education/Experience : Position requires a Bachelor degree in chemistry (Ph.D. preferred) or a STEM field from an accredited college and university and 4 years of related experience. Advanced degree with research experience at a university or national lab or equivalent experience directly related to the occupation preferred.
DOE Order 426.2: Requires a Bachelor of Science degree in science or engineering or related science, 2 years of job related experience and 1 year of nuclear experience.
Knowledge of quality implementation
Knowledge of existing NNSA/DOE requirements related to nuclear and high hazard facility operations
Experience working in gloveboxes or atmosphere controlled boxes
Knowledge and familiarity with troubleshooting process equipment
Knowledge of project management and project controls
Familiarity with Good Laboratory Practices (Conduct of Maintenance, Conduct of Operations)
An active DOE Q clearance is highly desired
Note to Applicants:
- For full consideration, applicants should submit a comprehensive resume or cover letter that addresses the job requirements, job skills, and desired qualifications of the position.
This position will be physically located inLos Alamos.
COVID Vaccine :
The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Position commitment: Regular appointment employees are required to serve a period of continuous service in their current position in order to be eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the time required, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. The position commitment for this position is 1 year.
Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Ability to discriminate speech, sitting, standing, bending, balancing, use of both hands, use of both arms, use of both legs and use of both feet.
Where You Will Work
Located in beautiful northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic life and disability insurance
§ Paid childbirth and parental leave
§ Award-winning 401(k) (6% matching plus 3.5% annually)
§ Learning opportunities and tuition assistance
§ Flexible schedules and time off (paid sick, vacation, and holidays)
§ Onsite gyms and wellness programs
§ Extensive relocation packages (outside a 50 mile radius)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Clearance: Q **(Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements
- for access to classified matter. This position requires a Q clearance which requires US Citizenship except in extremely rare circumstances. Dependent upon position, additional authorization to access nuclear weapons information may be required that may or may not be available to dual citizens depending upon the circumstances.**
*Eligibility requirements: To obtain a clearance, an individual must be at least 18 years of age; U.S. citizenship is required except in very limited circumstances. SeeDOE Order 472.2 for additional information.
426.2: This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.
New-Employment Drug Test: The Laboratory requires successful applicants to complete a new-employment drug test and maintains a substance abuse policy that includes random drug testing.
Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.
Internal Applicants: Regular appointment employees who have served the required period of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the required period of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader. Please refer to PolicyPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.
Equal Opportunity: Los Alamos National Laboratory is an equal opportunity employer and supports a diverse and inclusive workforce. All employment practices are based on qualification and merit, without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or preference, marital status or spousal affiliation, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, pregnancy, status as a protected veteran, genetic information, or citizenship within the limits imposed by federal laws and regulations. The Laboratory is also committed to making our workplace accessible to individuals with disabilities and will provide reasonable accommodations, upon request, for individuals to participate in the application and hiring process. To request such an accommodation, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1. Employment Status Full Time Appointment Type Regular Regular
Contact Name Martinez, Loren Urban
Work Telephone 505-412-0165
Vacancy Name: IRC97920
Organization Name AMPP-4
Minimum Salary 94100
Maximum Salary 155700
Req ID: IRC97920