Los Alamos National Laboratory Scientist 2 in Los Alamos, New Mexico

What You Will Do_

These positions will be in the AMPP-4 group as part of one of the following teams:

  • Science and Engineering Team supporting the Material Identification and Surveillance effort

  • Uranium Disposition Team in support of uranium oxide production

  • Aqueous Chloride Team in support of plutonium and americium oxide production

The selected candidate(s) will:

  • Be a scientific leader with commensurate experience and recognition in actinide chemistry, radioactive material handling, and/or high hazard nuclear operations

  • Assist in the development of solutions for complex problems, improve production cycle times, and maximize production yield rates

  • Accomplish work with limited direction on all but the most complex problems and solutions

  • Communicate results through internal reports, progress reports to sponsors, and technical publications

  • Work with radiological materials in a nuclear facility

  • Ensure development and installation of future capabilities

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience in one or more of the following disciplines: actinide chemistry, aqueous chemistry, materials processing (oxides, ceramics), materials corrosion science, thermodynamics, fluid dynamics, or other scientific/engineering field of relevance

  • Demonstrated experience in actinide or radioactive material handling

  • Demonstrated experience meeting deliverables on schedule

  • Significant knowledge and experience working effectively in an environment with rigorous safety and quality controls, including a willingness to handle milligram to kilogram quantities of radioactive/nuclear materials

  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills as evidenced by publications, presentations, and report development, and the ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • DOE order 426.6 requires BS, degree, Job related experience of 2 years, nuclear experience of 1 year.

Desired Skills:

  • Knowledge of quality implementation principles and practices

  • Working knowledge of existing NNSA/DOE requirements related to nuclear and high hazard facility operations

  • Experience working with chemicals in gloveboxes or atmosphere controlled boxes

  • Knowledge and familiarity with troubleshooting process equipment for product qualification

  • Experience working in a manufacturing environment

  • Knowledge of project management and project controls

  • An active DOE Q clearance is highly desired.

Education Required: Typical educational requirement is a bachelor’s, master’s, or doctorate degree in science from an accredited college or university. Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated focus in aqueous chemical operations. Advanced degree is preferred.

Essential Job Functions (can perform with or without reasonable accommodation): Standing, walking, bending, typing or keyboarding

Notes to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must submit a comprehensive cover letter addressing each of the key requirements of the position along with a resume.

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.

HRP: This position is subject to the requirements of the DOE Human Reliability Program as specified in 10 Code of Federal Regulation, Part 712, §712.11. These requirements include on going drug and alcohol testing, as well as periodic medical and psychological evaluations.

426.2:This position is subject to DOE Order 426.2, Personnel Selection, Training, and Qualification Requirements for DOE Nuclear Facilities, which establishes entry-level requirements to ensure candidates selected for specific positions can successfully perform the requirements of the job.

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_

AMPP-4, Materials Recovery and Recycle, provides actinide (U, Pu, Am) engineering and science solutions supporting the mission requirements of the Actinide Material Processing and Power (AMPP) Division for a diverse set of programs including Material Recovery & Recycle (MR&R;), Plutonium Sustainment, ARIES, Americium Recovery, and others. These activities include maintaining current capabilities, design and implementation of new capabilities, process safety, security, and quality improvements to support national defense and security missions, maintenance of the nuclear weapons stockpile, and disposition of nuclear weapons components. The group functions in multiple locations at LANL including TA-55 (PF-4), TA-59, TA-48, and TA-3 (SM-39).

Maximum Salary: 144800

Minimum Salary: 87800

Location: Los Alamos, NM, US

Contact Name: Johnson, Dana Elizabeth

Organization Name: AMPP-4/ Materials Recovery & Recycle

Email: danaj@lanl.gov

Job Title: Scientist 2

Appointment Type: Regular

Req ID: IRC69894