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Los Alamos National Laboratory Materials Scientist (Scientist 2 / 3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC76206


Job Title Materials Scientist (Scientist 2 / 3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name MST-8 / Materials Science in Radiation & Dynamics Extremes

Minimum Salary

Maximum Salary

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2 or Scientist 3 level depending on the skills of the selected candidate.

The MST-8 group at Los Alamos National Laboratory has great opportunities for research scholars to join our team in the field of materials modeling, particularly meso-scale modeling of plasticity and radiation damage in heterogenous crystalline metals.

The successful candidate will join the ‘Dynamic and Quasi-static loading – modeling (DQSLM)’ team within the MST-8 group. The DQSLM team focuses on the development and use of advanced computational mechanics models to predict the effects of extreme and complex environments on both mechanical response and microstructure evolution in materials. The environments considered include high stresses, temperatures, dynamics loading, radiation, etc. The DQSLM team adopts both hierarchical and integrated multiscale modeling and characterization strategies for mechanical deformation problems in the Material Science and Technology division. As such, a strong emphasis is placed on proposing original and statistically meaningful coarse graining approaches linking the findings that can be derived from the subatomic length scale to both length and time scales representative of components. Specifically, the successful candidate (Materials Scientist 2/3) will leadthe development of mechanistic based constitutive models within the crystal plasticity framework for advanced metallic materials. Particular emphasis will be placed on the dislocation plasticity and radiation damage.

Scientist 2 ($89,900-$148,300)

At the Scientist 2 level, the selected candidate will be technically leading the numerical and fundamental development of constitutive models, their validation and transfer to the engineering length scales. The selected candidate will be managing deliverables within existing research programs and will also contribute to program development.

Scientist 3 $98,900-$165,100)

At the Scientist 3 level, in addition to the duties and expectations of a scientist 2, the candidate will also have direct technical over-sight and mentoring of students and postdocs. Duties will also include budget management, and reporting to funding agencies. Finally, a strong emphasis is placed on program development.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Experience in physics based constitutive model development and meso-scale crystal plasticity simulations

  • Expertise in the radiation and its effect on materials performance is preferred

  • Ability to conduct independent and collaborative research

  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Participation in developing and writing research grant proposals

  • Ability to meet the tight schedules, organize and prioritize tasks for effective accomplishment of project goals

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communications skills

  • Strong publication record

Additional Job requirements for Scientist 3

  • Experience in developing and writing research grant proposals

  • Experience in leading and administrating the multi-disciplinary research activities

  • Experience in mentoring students and/or postdocs

  • Strong commitment/service to the mechanics of materials community

Desired Skills:

  • Ability to effectively program using common languages like Fortran, C++ Ability to adapt to new requirements for projects and be flexible enough to learn new tools as needed by the research

  • Expertise in data analytics is preferred to not required

  • Experience working with government funding agencies and federal program managers

Education Requirement for Scientist 2: Typical educational requirement is a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree in science from an accredited college or university (higher degree preferred).

Additional Education Required for Level 3: Typical educational requirement is an advanced degree in science from an accredited university.

Notes to Applicants:

  • As part of the online application process, please include a cover letter describing your professional interests, career goals, and related skills and qualifications;

  • In addition to the application process, please email resume to laurent@lanl.gov

Additional Details:

No Clearance: 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.

Regular position: Term status Laboratory employees applying for regular-status positions are converted to regular status.

Internal Applicants: Please refer to Laboratory policy P701 for applicant eligibility.

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 regards 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.

Where You Will Work

Located in northern New Mexico, Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. LANL enhances national security by ensuring the safety and reliability of the U.S. nuclear stockpile, developing technologies to reduce threats from weapons of mass destruction, and solving problems related to energy, environment, infrastructure, health, and global security concerns.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen

Email samanthad@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC76206