Los Alamos National Laboratory Materials Science Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
MST-8 is seeking postdoctoral candidates for a position focusing on fundamental and applied research projects pertaining to the use of novel materials under extreme conditions present in many nuclear applications. The proposed investigations seek to understand the chemical stability and compatibility of material couples under nuclear operating conditions. In particular, materials of interest will include ODS FeCrAl alloys and high temperature ceramics. A large aspect of the project will include in depth characterization via SEM and/or TEM as well as measurement of material properties including mechanical and thermophysical properties.
MST-8 supports a variety of nuclear related programs and provides world-leading, innovative, and agile materials and technology solutions for national security missions. The selected candidate will play a key role in the fabrication, property measurement, and microstructural characterization of materials. They will be expected to collaborate with scientists in different groups/divisions. The core of the proposed work is based around experimental investigations.
What You Need
Qualifications We Require:
A Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering, Metallurgy, Nuclear Engineering or related fields completed within the last five years or soon to be completed;
Expertise in electron microscopy (including TEM);
Small scale sample design and fabrication (often FIB-based);
Experience with mechanical/irradiation measurements;
Excellent publication record in the field of materials science and engineering or nuclear engineering;
Excellent written and oral communication skills;
Strong motivation and ability to work independently;
Good interpersonal and communication skills;
Ability to work productively on multiple projects and interact effectively with a variety of research and development organizations;
Ability to work effectively in a small team.
Qualifications We Desire
Candidates should have an experimental background in one or more of the following areas:
Experience in oxide or non-oxide ceramic processing and characterization;
Experience with radioactive materials;
Experience with equipment design;
Experience with techniques such as laser flash analysis, thermogravimetric analysis, and nanoindentation.
Note to Applicants: In addition to applying on-line, interested candidates should send a CV, publication list, a brief statement of research interests, and a list of three references (including phone numbers and email addresses) to Dr. Erofili Kardoulaki, firstname.lastname@example.org
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 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)
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 more information about the Postdoc Program, go to https://www.lanl.gov/careers/career-options/postdoctoral-research/index.php .
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.
Vacancy Name: IRC83813
Organization Name MST-8/Materials Science in Radiation & Dynamics Extremes
Req ID: IRC83813