Los Alamos National Laboratory Research Technologist 1 in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Materials Development team in the Engineered Materials group (MST-7) is seeking outstanding candidates to perform a variety of synthetic and analytical research tasks pertaining to novel classes of polymeric, ceramic, metallic, and composite materials. The team undertakes a broad range of high-risk, high-reward projects based on additive manufacturing (3D Printing), self-assembly, and other “bottom-up” materials synthesis approaches. The successful candidate will synthesize a variety of these materials and perform characterization experiments including imaging and other physical measurements, chemical analytics and mechanical testing. The candidate is expected to work independently and to assist in developing new protocols related to scale-up and process development as these technologies evolve out of our R&D laboratories and into manufacturing settings. Regular dissemination of results in the form of internal reports, peer-reviewed research papers, patent applications and conference presentations will be essential for success.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Ability to design comprehensive material testing plans using a variety of analytical techniques and organize results for broad communication with team members and project sponsors.
Ability to quickly learn and practice new laboratory synthesis and characterization methods.
Demonstrated ability to work with a team possessing diverse technical expertise at a variety of skill levels.
Ability to utilize Solidworks or other CAD-type software for creation of new models for 3-D printing applications.
Strong organization, planning, and interpersonal communication skills.
Experience in conducting technical materials-related R&D in a safe and secure manner.
Education/Experience : A bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline related to Materials Science, Engineering, Chemistry, or Polymer Science is required. Advanced degree preferred.
Experience with materials synthesis and/or 3D Printing. (FDM, stereolithography, inkjet, or related technologies).
Knowledge of complex fluids (colloidal suspensions, gels, emulsions, etc.) and associated synthetic techniques.
Experience with materials characterization equipment and associated methods (SEM, TEM, EDS, FTIR, UV-Vis, NMR, BET, porosimetry, TGA, DSC etc.)
Active Q clearance.
Note to Applicants: Please include a bulleted cover letter with your resume addressing how your experience relates to each of the required and desired skills.
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.
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: 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 Laboratory Policy P701 for 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 email@example.com or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
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 a large nationwide network
Dental and vision insurance
Free 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)
Vacancy Name: IRC81949
Organization Name MST-7 / Engineered Materials
Minimum Salary 75400
Maximum Salary 122900
Req ID: IRC81949