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Los Alamos National Laboratory Advanced Eelectron Microscopy Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

The Nuclear Materials Science Group (MST-16) at that Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is looking to fill a postdoctoral research position that is focused on high-resolution analytical and in situ (S)TEM development utilizing our new monochromated, probe-corrected 300kV Titan Themis (S)TEM. In situ observation (characterization) and control (synthesis) of materials is a strong component of LANL plans for programs focusing on the ageing and lifetimes of materials and the performance and resilience of material in extremes. Emphasis is on the characterization of materials under actual conditions of use, materials undergoing phase transitions or corrosion, or materials obtained under controlled and directly observed synthesis processes. The successful candidate will be expected to both develop relevant lines of research to meet the programmatic objectives of the position and interact closely or assist with a number of projects across groups and divisions to develop and adapt microscopy capabilities to address LANL materials development needs. The position will be awarded to the candidate demonstrating exceptional talent with a successful collaborative and scientific track record.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Expertise is required in analytical electron microscopy (AEM) and advanced (scanning) transmission electron microscopy (STEM / TEM), including electron energy loss spectroscopy, along with experience with in situ experiments as they pertain to materials synthesis and characterization.

  • Skills and proficiency in one of the following areas: monochromated electron energy loss spectroscopy, advanced electron diffraction techniques, and/or computational methods in electron microscopy.

  • Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which generally requires US citizenship.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Experience with a monochromated, probe or image-corrected FEI Titan and materials synthesis and characterization as related to working with a suite of Hummingbird and Gatan in situ holders.

  • Experience with characterization of actinide materials.

Education: PhD in related field completed within the past five years or soon to be completed.

Note to Applicants: For technical questions related to this position contact Dr. Terry Holesinger ( holesinger@lanl.gov ).

Where You Will Work

LANL maintains world-class science and engineering programs in support of national interests in energy, information, and national security. To create and foster innovations in science, technology, and engineering, the Lab employs the best and brightest people and provides the environment to deliver system solutions for our country's needs, now and in the future. MST-16 primary work spaces are located in the Plutonium Facility (PF-4), the Radiological Laboratory/Utility/Office Building (RLUOB), and the Target Fabrication Facility (TFF). Collaborations involve numerous other facilities at LANL and across the country. Los Alamos is situated in the foothills of the beautiful Jemez Mountains in Northern New Mexico and is a 30 minute drive away from Santa Fe.

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 maternity 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)

Additional Details

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.

Q Clearance: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements

  • for access to classified matter.

  • 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 472.2for additional information.

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.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .

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 applyhelp@lanl.gov or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.

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Postdoc

Postdoc

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Vacancy Name: IRC83988
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