Los Alamos National Laboratory Mechanical Testing and Electrochemistry Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
MPA-CINT and Sigma-2 are seeking outstanding postdoc candidates for developing a novel in situ mechanical testing device to characterize microscale specimens (1 100 um). The device will integrate compressive/tensile mechanical loading capabilities in liquid cell to examine materials response at coupled mechanical loading and corrosion environments. Techniques will be developed for conventional, additive manufactured, and ion/neutron irradiated structural metals with the capacity to extend the system and technique to materials relevant to core LANL programs.
The successful candidate will work with a team of experimentalist and modelers to explore and understand the new degradation mechanisms under coupled straining and corrosion extremes. The position will be awarded to the candidate demonstrating exceptional talent with a successful collaborative and scientific track record.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
Expertise in nanoindentation or other similar nanoscale mechanical tests
Experience of characterizing surface morphology and defects using scanning electron microscope (SEM), especially with electron backscatter diffraction (EBSD) skills.
Hands-on experience to build or develop mechanical testing stages/platforms
Demonstrated knowledge of metals deformation and corrosion behavior
Experience with in situ SEM mechanical testing
Experience in Electrochemistry and Corrosion
Ability to obtain a Q clearance, which generally requires US citizenship.
Education: A PhD in materials science, mechanical engineering, chemical engineering, or a related engineering discipline completed within the last 5 years or soon to be completed.
Note to Applicants: For technical questions related to this position contact Drs. Nan Li ( email@example.com ), Jamie Stull (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Daniel Hooks (email@example.com).
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)
Directive 206.2 - Employment with Triad requires a favorable decision by NNSA indicating employee is suitable under NNSA Supplemental Directive 206.2 . Please note that this requirement applies only to citizens of the United States. Foreign nationals are subject to a similar requirement under DOE Order 142.3A.
Q Clearance: 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. SeeDOE Order 472.2for additional information.
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 Fellowship and outstanding candidates may be considered for the prestigious Darleane Christian Hoffman, Richard P. Feynman, J. Robert Oppenheimer, or Frederick Reines Fellowships.
For general information to the Postdoc Program go tohttp://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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call 1-505-665-4444 option 1.
Vacancy Name: IRC83973
Organization Name MPA-CINT/Center For Integrated Nanotechnologies
Req ID: IRC83973