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Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Tec 5 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC71989


Job Title Research Tec 5

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name C-CDE/Chemical Diagnostics And Engineering

What You Will Do

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 Research Technician 5. 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 C-CDE projects.

Detailed Job Description:

The successful candidate is expected to assume the lead role in application, operation, and maintenance of multiple analytical instruments and capabilities, which includes the following tasks:

  • Follow set experimental procedures and methods

  • Prepare samples for analytical measurements

  • Operate and maintain equipment and analytical instrumentation

  • Troubleshoot various types of equipment and instruments

  • Safely handle a diverse set of hazardous materials (e.g. acids, cryogens, solvents)

  • Independently development new analytical methods

  • Contribute to work planning and work independently across multiple disciplines and teams

  • Solve complex sampling and sample analysis issues to serve the customer’s needs

  • Contribute to specification and procurement of new equipment and instruments

  • Independently prepare data packages and contributes directly to reports and presentations

  • Follow stringent Quality Assurance and Safety requirements

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of scientific principles and a background in Organic Analytical Chemistry

  • Demonstrated experience in standard and advanced benchtop chemical techniques and laboratory procedures

  • Demonstrated experience with one or more of the following analytical techniques: GC, GC-MS, multi-dimensional GC

  • Demonstrated experience with sample extractions and clean-up for GC analysis including solid and liquid extractions and sample derivatization

  • Demonstrated experience in setting up, calibrating, running, maintaining, and troubleshooting complex analytical instruments described above

  • Demonstrated experience in applying scientific principles to method development and process improvement

  • Demonstrated experience in organizing, processing, analyzing, presenting, and reporting large and complex data setsusing advanced data analysis, chemometric, and presentation software tools

  • Proven experience in organizing, prioritizing, and completing multiple concurrent projects and assignments

  • Demonstrated experience in effectively interacting with colleagues and customers in a team environment

  • Demonstrated excellent work ethic, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills

  • Ability to obtain DOE Q clearance (usually requires U.S. citizenship)

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge in environmental organic sampling and analysis

  • Knowledge in polymers and material separations and analysis

  • Knowledge in bio-analytical chemistry and metabolomics

  • Knowledge and experience working under formal Quality Assurance programs.

  • Documented record of working safely and responsibly in a scientific laboratory.


The position typically requires an associate’s degree in a relevant field and six-to-ten years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. A bachelor’s degree is usually 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.

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 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


Minimum Salary 73800

Maximum Salary 120400

Contact Details

Contact Name Frary, Suzanne R


Work Telephone

Req ID: IRC71989

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 a disability accommodation,
email or call (505) 665-4444, option 1.