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Los Alamos National Laboratory R&D Organic Analytical Chemist (Scientist 2) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72065


Job Title R&D Organic Analytical Chemist (Scientist 2)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name C-CDE / Chemical Diagnostics & Engineering

Minimum Salary 89900

Maximum Salary 148300

What You Will Do

Scientist 2 will be responsible for leading and supporting research areas and broad sets of activities across several scientific disciplines in support of research and development (R&D) activities specifically related to Organic Analytical Chemistry, with applications in materials science, polymers, the environment, bioscience, industrial processing, and hazardous waste. Scientist 2 will have direct oversight of junior scientist, technicians, students, and postdocs. The candidate will need to be able to apply the scientific method to address technical problems, develop novel techniques, analyze data and outcomes from experiments or from observational processes in the context of the underlying scientific principles or models. A Scientist 2 is a fully functioning professional with well-established expertise in one or more of the scientific disciplines described above. The Scientist 2 is capable of funding him or herself and others and is ultimately expected to establish a unique and robust R&D portfolio within his or her discipline. The position will require direct interface with customers and program managers; development of novel ideas, concepts, and solutions and capabilities; manage laboratory capabilities and staff; writing and pitching proposals; travel to conferences and project meetings; writing and delivering reports; and project financial oversite.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Well established and documented expertise in Organic Analytical Chemistry

  • Thorough knowledge of routine and advanced chemical instrumentation and preparatory techniques for organic analysis including GC, GC/MS, LC, LC/MS

  • Thorough knowledge in the application, operation, and maintenance of state-of-the-art multidimensional GC (2D, 3D, and 4D-TOF) instrumentation

  • Thorough knowledge of application of Organic Analytical Chemistry to areas such as material science, polymers, environmental monitoring and remediation, bioscience, metabolomics, industrial processing, and hazardous waste

  • Demonstrated record of technical proficiency and leadership, as represented by external publications, reports, presentations, proposals, and intellectual property disclosures

  • Demonstrated experience in developing innovative advanced concepts, theories, methods, techniques, and approaches to address specialized problems

  • Thorough experience in the supervision and mentoring of technical personnel, such as junior staff, technicians, students, and post-doctoral fellows

  • Demonstrated experience in securing funding to support research programs. Develop ideas for new capabilities and business development opportunities

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills

  • Experience working effectively under pressure in a rapidly changing environment both as a member of a team and as an individual

  • Experience in developing, implementation and/or working under rigorous Quality Assurance and Safety systems

  • Must be able to obtain a Q Clearance (this generally means that the candidate must be a US citizen)

Desired Skills:

  • Experience in collaborating across scientific disciplines, e.g. materials science, bioscience, environmental science, engineering, etc.

  • Experience in interfacing with technical sponsors from government agencies, National Labs, industry, or academics

  • Experience in peer reviewing the work of others within own organization and/or participating in peer reviews across organizations or multiple disciplines

  • Experience in organizing or chairing technical meetings, symposia, colloquia, or conferences

Education: Typical educational requirement is an advanced degree in science from an accredited college or university. A Ph.D. completed in chemistry or a related field and a minimum of 10 years of experience in nominally one field (as described above) related to job requirements is preferred.

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a resume with a comprehensive cover letter that addresses all of the minimum job requirements of the position along with a statement of scientific research interests and professional goals.

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 Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering Group (C-CDE) at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking an outstanding and highly motivated person for the position of R&D Scientist 2. C-CDE is a R&D organization focused on resolving national security-related issues in nuclear stockpile stewardship, applied and basic energy sciences, threat reduction, public health, and the environment. The group's core approach involves the integrated development and application of technologies utilizing underlying scientific expertise in Analytical Chemistry, Inorganic Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Electrochemistry, Materials Science, Polymers, Bioscience, Explosives, Chemical Process Development, and Chemical Engineering. The highly interdisciplinary nature of this group requires scientists, engineers, and technicians who can seamlessly operate within, and transition between, traditional academic disciplines.The successful applicant will work both collaboratively and independently on multiple projects.

Appointment Type Regular


Contact Details

Contact Name Broge, Margaret Ann

Email mbroge@lanl.gov

Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC72065