Los Alamos National Laboratory Polymer Characterization and Processing Master Student in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering (C-CDE) at the Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) has an opening for a student in the area of polymer-based materials characterization. The selected candidate will be part of a multi-disciplinary team supporting a broad range of characterization and analysis activities of polymer-based materials and their composites with ceramics and/or metals.
The candidate will engage in one or more of the following areas:
Development of polymer-based composite materials and films.
Fabrication of various configurations of membranes with tunable microporosity.
Generation of physical property data to aid in the development of predictive structure-function relationships.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated knowledge with the safe and proper handling of hazardous chemicals, and hands-on experience in synthetic chemistry
Experience using laboratory equipment and analytical instrumentation, particularly for chemical analysis
Fluent in common software packages like Microsoft (Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook)
Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills
Must submit cover letter addressing how you meet the required/desired skills
Education/Experience : Eligibility is limited to students who are admitted or active in a graduate program. Students must enroll in and successfully complete a minimum of 6 graduate credit hours per semester. Eligibility is limited to students who initially have and maintain a cumulative 3.2/4.0 GPA.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment, and plan/organize assignments so that schedules are met on time
A broad background and interest in interdisciplinary science.
Experience with polymeric materials and polymer processing.
In-depth knowledge and hands-on experience in characterization techniques such as GPC, NMR, FT-IR, ATR, DSC, TGA, TG-MS, DMA
Note to Applicants:
Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required/desired skills when applying for the position and how working at LANL fits into your career path. Current transcripts and a C.V. with the minimum following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale; Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; References. Only complete applications with a cover letter, transcripts and C.V. will be considered.
Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, NM.
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 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)
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Contact Name Duran, Andria M
Vacancy Name: IRC85851
Organization Name C-CDE/Chemistry - Chemical Diagnostic And Engineering
Req ID: IRC85851
Category: Student - Graduate