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Los Alamos National Laboratory Soft, Biological,and Composite Nanomaterials Thrust Scientist (Scientist 2/3) in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC73949

Description

Job Title Soft, Biological,and Composite Nanomaterials Thrust Scientist (Scientist 2/3)

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies

What You Will Do

The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) has an opportunity for an outstanding early-career scientist to join CINT in its Soft, Biological, and Composite Nanomaterials (SBCN) Thrust. CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operated jointly by Los Alamos and Sandia National Laboratories for the Office of Basic Energy Sciences (BES) as a national user facility devoted to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, functionality and integration of nanoscale materials. This position represents one of four groups in the Materials Physics and Applications Division (MPA) at Los Alamos National Laboratory. As a member of the SBCN Thrust, you will develop and maintain a scientific program of nanoscale science and help external and internal nanoscience users. In addition to working on scientific problems with facility users, you will be expected to grow your own vigorous program of scientific investigation within the general area of soft, biological and composite nanomaterials. Ideally, the person selected for this position will be able to contribute broadly to Laboratory missions. We are particularly interested in scientists who have hands-on experience with the creation and assembly of nanomaterials, particularly those with experience making sequence-controlled or nanostructured polymers, block copolymers, polymer nanoparticles, or the use of un-natural amino acids for expanding the repertoire of biological protein/polymer systems. We are also interested in scientists who have experience in assembling nanomaterials via layer by layer methods, programmed, or biomimetic means.The Scientist Level 2 position is roughly equivalent to that of a tenure track assistant professor position at a research University.

This position will be filled at either the Scientist 2/3 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.

Scientist 2 ($89,900-$148,300)

The successful candidate will:

  • Develop and maintain a vigorous research program in one of the above areas of nanoscale science that will attract and serve external and internal CINT facility users.

  • Contribute broadly to Laboratory missions.

  • Secure research funding to bring new programs into the SBCN thrust.

  • Provide mentorship to students and postdocs.

Scientist 3 ($98,900-$165,100)

In addition to the duties outlined above, the Scientist 3 will be required to:

  • Provide substantial input into the future research directions of the SBCN thrust.

  • Develop and maintain a nationally recognized research program in soft materials.

  • Represent CINT at national and international conferences.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated record of scientific research achievement (through publications, citations, and presentations) in the creation and assembly of soft, biological or nanocomposite materials.

  • Hands-on research experience with at least one of the following: making sequence-controlled or nanostructured polymers, block copolymers, polymer nanoparticles, or the use of un-natural amino acids.

  • Ability to engage and work effectively with a broad and diverse scientific User community.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ph.D. in a relevant field of science or engineering.

At the Scientist 3 level, in addition to the above requirements, the successful candidate must have demonstrated:

  • Nationally recognized expertise in the creation and assembly of soft, biological or nanocomposite materials.

  • Success in developing novel ideas and securing research funding.

  • Success in mentorship.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience working in a cross-disciplinary, collaborative environment.

  • Demonstrated success at the assembly of nanomaterials to create new, emergent properties, using methods such as layer by layer deposition, programmed assembly, or biomimetic approaches.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nanomaterial synthesis and characterization over a wide range of techniques

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

Note to Applicants:

Applicants are requested to provide a cover letter, CV, and publication list with citations.

Additional Details:

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: 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. Los Alamos National Laboratory 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.

Los Alamos National Laboratory is more than a place to work. It is a catalyst for discovery, innovation and achievement. It’s one of the reasons we attract world-class talent who contribute greatly to our outstanding culture. Professional development, work/life balance and a diverse and inclusive team foster lasting career satisfaction. Our onsite cafeterias and medical, fitness and breastfeeding facilities, education assistance and generous compensation and benefits reflect our commitment to providing our people with all they need for personal and professional growth.

Launch Your Career! For complete details and to apply, visit us at: www.lanl.gov/careers

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.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.

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Regular

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Contact Details

Contact Name Standifer, Robert Jeffrey (Jeff)

Email jstandifer@lanl.gov

Work Telephone 505-665-6726

Req ID: IRC73949

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