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Los Alamos National Laboratory Synthetic Actinide Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico

Vacancy Name: IRC72543


Job Title Synthetic Actinide Postdoc

Location Los Alamos, NM, US

Organization Name C-IIAC/Inorganic Isotope & Actinide Chem

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What You Will Do

The Inorganic, Isotope, Actinide Chemistry group (C-IIAC) group at Los Alamos National Laboratory is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position in the Actinide Chemistry team, which specializes in the study of fundamental actinide synthesis and spectroscopy. The successful candidate will join a team of chemists, spectroscopists, and theoreticians to conduct research that addresses the fundamental electronic and bonding properties of actinide complexes. Responsibilities will include experimental synthetic research and development, and the associated spectroscopic studies needed to characterize novel complexes of actinide metals. It is further expected that the successful candidate will present their work at national/international conferences, and will publish their results in appropriate refereed journals.

What You Need

Minimum Job Requirements:

  • Demonstrated ability to handle, manipulate, and perform synthesis with highly sensitive chemicals in a rigorously air– and moisture–free environment (Schlenk line and drybox techniques).

  • Demonstrated practical laboratory experience with molecular characterization techniques like NMR, UV/Vis, IR & NIR absorption spectroscopies as well as single–crystal X-Ray diffraction.

  • Demonstrated record of technical excellence and innovative thinking as evidenced by publications and presentations;

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills;

Desired Skills:

  • Demonstrated practical laboratory experience in safely handling main-group (e.g., P, As, Si) complexes.

  • Demonstrated practical laboratory experience in safely working with radioactive materials (alpha and beta/gamma emitters).

  • Proven ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently to meet programmatic milestones and scientific goals;

  • Demonstrated experience in applying fundamental scientific concepts to complex, multidisciplinary problems.

Education Required: A PhD in organometallic chemistry, main-group chemistry, or a related field, conferred within the past 5 years. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment.

Notes to Applicants:

  • Applicants should be prepared to provide academic transcripts and three letters of reference upon request

  • Contact: Aaron Tondreau ( tondreau\_a@lanl.gov )

Additional Details:

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.

Candidates may be considered for a Director's Postdoc Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Richard P. Feynman, Darleane Christian Hoffman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Distinguished Postdoc Fellowships.

For general information go to Postdoc Program .

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 supporting several national security missions. 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.Inorganic, Isotope, and Actinide Chemistry (IIAC) performs research and addresses mission needs related to the nation’s nuclear energy, renewable energy and medical imaging arenas. Mission thrust areas within the group include actinide chemistry supporting new materials and separation processes, development of the production methods and applications of accelerator-produced radioisotopes, and energy storage/production methods using chemical systems. Basic and applied research conducted within the group includes nuclear chemistry and physics, accelerator target physics, inorganic chemistry, catalysis and chemical transformations, and environmental chemistry in support of these programs.

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Req ID: IRC72543