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Los Alamos National Laboratory Quantum Matter Technologist (Research Technology 1/2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do

This position will be filled at either the Research Technologist 1 or 2 level, depending on the skills of the selected candidate. Additional job responsibilities (outlined below) will be assigned if the candidate is hired at the higher level.

The Research Technologist will work as part of LANL’s Strongly Correlated Electron Materials team. The team aims to discover and understand new physics through new materials. The team consists of 7 research staff members and 10 postdocs with expertise in sample growth, transport and thermodynamics, device fabrication, measurements under extreme conditions (high pressure and low temperature), nuclear magnetic resonance, photoemission, and neutron scattering. The successful candidate will support one or more of these efforts. As such, the successful candidate will design, build, and modify state-of-the-art vacuum, cryogenic, and/or furnace equipment and perform experiments on novel quantum materials. The successful candidate will become an integral member of this renowned and highly successful LANL team and will make critical contributions to exciting scientific research possibly including synthesizing materials, collecting and analyzing data, and writing scientific reports or journal articles.

The candidate may become involved in one (or more) of the following projects:

  • Design, build, and test new equipment to develop new crystal growth capabilities

  • Rebuild and test an existing vacuum chamber for angle-resolved photoemission measurements under ultra-high vacuum conditions

  • Maintain cryogenic measurement systems and develop novel experimental probes

  • Develop device fabrication capabilities utilizing focused ion beam milling

Research Technologist 1 ($77,300 - $126,000)

  • Design, build, and test new equipment to develop new experimental capabilities

  • Develop new analytical methods to achieve program objectives

  • Work with staff members to develop, implement, and complete project objectives

  • Support helium liquefaction operations, along with a technician

  • Work with vendors to maintain, troubleshoot and repair analytical instruments

  • Communicate results through internal reports, oral presentations, and/or technical publications

Research Technologist 2 ($85,400 - $139,600)

In addition to work outlined above, the Research Technologist 2 will:

  • Be involved in more than one of the projects listed above

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated experience with use of analytical equipment, especially cryogenic equipment

  • Demonstrated experience in machining, soldering/brazing, and vacuum techniques

  • Demonstrated understanding of analytical instrument troubleshooting and repair

  • Demonstrated experience in working independently as well as within a team environment

  • Demonstrated experience in meeting scheduled deliverables or milestones

  • Fluency in common software packages including Excel, Word, PowerPoint

  • Demonstrated strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Job Requirements for Research Technologist 2:

In addition to the requirements outlined above, qualification at the higher level requires:

  • Experience working independently to develop, implement, and complete project objectives of moderately complex scope

  • Under consultative direction with staff members, experience performing experiments and analyzing data independently

  • Experience contributing ideas to new proposals and scientific directions

  • Experience mentoring other technicians

  • Experience managing safety and security tasks and duties for the team's activities

Education/Experience for Research Technologist 1: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or engineering technology from an accredited institution and 2 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation.

Education/Experience for Research Technologist 2: Position requires a Bachelor’s Degree in physics, chemistry, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, or engineering technology from an accredited institution and 5 years related experience; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience directly related to the occupation. Master’s degree preferred.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Fluent in design software packages such as SolidWorks or AutoCAD

  • Knowledge and experience of cryogenic, vacuum, furnace, and/or gas-handling systems

  • Knowledge and experience of trouble-shooting basic electric systems

Note to Applicants:

  • Please submit a cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired skills when applying for the position. A current 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 and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. For additional technical inquiries, contact Eric Bauer atedbauer@lanl.gov

  • No Clearance: Position does not require a security clearance.

Location: This position will be physically located in Los Alamos, New Mexico.

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 Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA) enables the development of new technologies that solve pressing national energy and security challenges by exploring and exploiting materials and their properties, developing practical applications of materials, and providing world-class user facilities.

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.

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: Regular appointment employees who have served at least one year of continuous service in their current position are eligible to apply for posted jobs throughout the Laboratory. If an employee has not served the one year of continuous service, they may only apply for Laboratory jobs with the documented approval of their Division Leader.Please refer to LaboratoryPolicy P701for applicant eligibility requirements.

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 call1-505-665-4444option 1.

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Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen
Email samanthad@lanl.gov
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Vacancy Name: IRC83413
Organization Name MPA-Q/MPA-Quantum
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Req ID: IRC83413
Category: Science/Eng Tech Support