Los Alamos National Laboratory Cryo-Electron Microscopy Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) in the Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA-CINT) at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is seeking candidates for a postdoctoral associate to investigate soft matter with cryogenic optical and electron microscopy. Project work involves developing and implementing novel microscopy workflows utilizing cryogenic correlative light and electron microscopy (cryo-CLEM), cryogenic focused ion beam milling (cryo-FIB) and cryogenic transmission electron microscopy (cryo-TEM). The successful candidate will perform experimental studies to demonstrate the methods on various materials systems, including polymers, nanostructures, and biological and biomimetic materials. A strong candidate will have experience with cryogenic workflows, electron microscopy, and optical microscopy techniques, as well as wet lab experimental expertise.
The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies is a national user facility funded by the DOE Office of Science to provide research capabilities in nanoscience to a worldwide community of users. The MPA-CINT group stewards the CINT Gateway facility at LANL, which together with the Core facility at Sandia National Laboratory form the entire CINT user facility. Scientific thrusts in CINT include: Nanophotonics and Optical Nanomaterials; Quantum Materials Systems; Soft, Biological and Composite Nanomaterials; and In-Situ Characterization and Nanomechanics. Additional information on the user facility is available athttps://cint.lanl.gov.
The work location for this position will be the CINT Core Facility located in Albuquerque, New Mexico.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Experience with fluorescence optical microscopy
Experience with transmission electron microscopy
Experience with scanning electron microscopy and focused ion beam milling
Experience with sample preparation and wet-lab techniques
Proficiency in data analysis
Demonstrated record of scientific achievement through publications and presentations
Strong communication skills
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
Experience with cryogenic microscopy workflows e.g., vitrification, cryo-transfer.
Familiarity with Python coding language
Experience with electron tomography
Experience working with nanomaterials
Experience working with biological systems
Ability to obtain a DOE Q clearance, which normally requires U.S. Citizenship
Education: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Biology, Biophysics or closely related fields, completed within the last five years
Where You Will Work
The CINT is a user facility bringing together diverse scientists from a variety of fields to study phenomena at the nanoscale. A part of Los Alamos National Laboratory, CINT works with other groups at LANL, establishing multidisciplinary connections to conduct research.
Postdoctoral benefits packages include:
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)
Los Alamos is located in the mountains of northern New Mexico with immediate access to many outdoor activities such as skiing, hiking, and climbing, as well as being located near cultural and historic centers.
Position does not require a security clearance. Selected candidates will be subject to drug testing and other pre-employment background checks.
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.
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.
Vacancy Name: IRC82984
Organization Name MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
Req ID: IRC82984