Los Alamos National Laboratory Electrochemistry Involving Transition Metals and Rare-Earth Elements Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering (C-CDE) group in the Chemistry Division is seeking outstanding candidates for a postdoctoral position involving transition metals and rare-earth elements to perform laboratory research including redox chemistry, electrochemical process development, and characterization of metallic compounds. Successful candidates will beresponsible for conducting independent research and engaging in a broad set of activities across several scientific disciplines. The research projects supporting this position are mostly related to transition metals and rare-earth chemistry and electrochemistry, which also require design and development of chemical processes and characterization of both soft and metallic materials. The position will also comprise direct interface with colleagues, customers and sponsors, the preparation of publications, proposals and reports, as well as delivery of program/progress updates.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Demonstrated experimental background and publication record in electrochemical processes, which may involve transition metals, and rare-earth elements.
Proven experience in the handling of air-sensitive compounds, which requires working in a glovebox environment.
Willingness to work and develop processes involving actinides and transuranic materials.
Proven self-motivation with a desire to be a technical leader.
A demonstrated record of technical excellence and innovative thinking as evidenced by publication and presentation records and letters of reference.
Proven ability to work effectively both in a team environment and independently to meet programmatic milestones and scientific goals.
Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both verbally and written
Demonstrated ability to work efficiently under pressure in a rapidly changing environment.
Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
Proven experience in applying fundamental scientific and/or engineering concepts to complex, multidisciplinary problems.
A broad background in processes involving transition metals, and rare-earth elements is preferred, while experience in the use of electrochemical techniques in redox processes and metallic compounds will be an important additional asset.
Proven ability to apply fundamental concepts and techniques developed in one discipline to a variety of (and perhaps incompletely defined) problems traditionally associated with other disciplines.
Knowledge and/or hands-on experience operating a variety of chemical/physical characterization techniques such as NMR, FT-IR, ATR, XRD, XPS, EDX, SEM, TEM, and AFM.
Education: A Ph.D. in chemistry, chemical engineering, or a related field. The candidate must have completed all Ph.D. requirements by commencement of the appointment and be within five years of completion of the Ph.D. Candidates may also have previous experience including postdoctoral experience.
Location: This position will be located in Los Alamos, NM.
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The COVID vaccine is mandatory for all Laboratory employees, on-site contractors, and on-site subcontractors unless granted an accommodation under applicable state or federal law. This requirement will apply to those working on-site, those teleworking, and all new hires.
Note to Applicants: Please send a cover letter addressing how you meet all of the required skills when applying for the position. A current C.V. with the minimum following information/sections is also required: Educational background, degree dates, GPA with scale, name of advisor(s); Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Invited presentations; Grants; Patents; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; Talks and Poster Presentations; References. Only complete applications with a cover letter and C.V. will be considered. References will not be contacted without permission from the applicant. For additional technical inquiries, please contact Dr. Josemari Sansiñena ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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.
This position will be filled at a Postdoctoral Associate Level. The position resides in the Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering Group (C-CDE). The Chemical Diagnostics and Engineering Group is an applied technology organization focused on resolving national security-related issues in stockpile manufacturing and support, surveillance, applied and basic energy sciences, threat reduction, public health, the environment, and space exploration. 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, Microbiology, Explosives, Chemical Process Development and/or Chemical Engineering. The highly interdisciplinary nature of these activities requires scientists and engineers who can readily operate within, and transition between, the traditional academic disciplines.
Our generous benefits package includes:
§ PPO or High Deductible medical insurance with the same large nationwide network
§ Dental and vision insurance
§ Free basic 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)
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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.
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. Employment Status
Vacancy Name: IRC98005
Organization Name C-CDE/Chemical Diagnostics And Engineering
Req ID: IRC98005