Los Alamos National Laboratory Nanomaterials Chemist 2 (Research Technologist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

A research technologist position is available for a highly skilled and motivated chemist to support a broad range of activities associated with the nanomaterials synthesis, assembly and integration operations of a national nanoscale science research center and user facility. The successful candidate will (a) oversee the day-to-day operations of a nanochemistry and nanomaterials synthesis laboratory, learning and maintaining a suite of synthesis, integration and characterization tools (e.g., automated reactor system, microfluidics reactor system, dip-pen nanolithography system, thin-film fabrication tools, particle-size analyzers, optical spectroscopy/microscopy instruments), and supporting implementation of safe operation practices, (b) address nano-synthesis, assembly and/or integration needs of science users for advanced nanomaterials samples in collaboration with center staff, students and postdocs, and (c) contribute to the maintenance and development of new facility capabilities and science initiatives. The successful candidate will do this work in collaboration with center staff, and postdoctoral and student researchers. He/she will be expected to contribute to written and oral presentations of research and will have the opportunity to contribute to the development and implementation of new research initiatives.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated expert level experience with inorganic, organometallic, organic or nanomaterials chemistry as indicated by a PhD or equivalent combination of degree, experience and demonstrated success as an independent researcher

  • Strong background in chemical synthesis method development and air-sensitive handling techniques

  • Proven ability to work independently with initiative

  • Proven ability to provide day-to-day technical support while maintaining progress on long term tasks

  • Proven ability to work productively on multiple projects as demonstrated by meeting deadlines, goals and requirements

  • Demonstrated strong organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Demonstrated excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team

Desired Skills:

  • Strong background in a range of chemical and materials characterization techniques, e.g., S/TEM, XRD, AFM, NMR, FTIR, static and time-resolved spectroscopy

  • Experience in nanolithography techniques, including scanning probe and other non-traditional methods

  • Experience in advanced nanointegration, nanoassembly, and/or nanocomposite formation techniques

  • Experience in 3D printing

  • Experience in device fabrication and testing

  • Basic programming skills

  • A strong publication record

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

Education: Ph.D. in inorganic, organometallic, organic or (nano)materials chemistry or equivalent combination of degree and years of experience; degree in materials science may be considered responsive to this posting depending upon nature of research experience.

Notes to Applicants: Contact Jennifer Hollingsworth (jenn@lanl.gov) directly about this position. A cover letter and resume are required.

Additional Details:

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.

*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. See DOE Order 472.2 for 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.

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.

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is a Department of Energy, Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center (NSRC) and National User Facility jointly operated by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories that focuses on cutting-edge nanoscale integration science.

Maximum Salary: 131000

Minimum Salary: 80100

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Work Telephone: 505-665-6405

Contact Name: Klein, Mandy Marie

Organization Name: MPA-CINT/Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies

Email: mmoore@lanl.gov

Job Title: Nanomaterials Chemist 2 (Research Technologist 2)

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC68561