Los Alamos National Laboratory Synthetic Chemistry and Fuel Cell Postdoc in Los Alamos, New Mexico
What You Will Do
The Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices Group (MPA-11) is seeking postdoctoral candidates with an accomplished organic chemistry background to support two projects, one is a continuing effort in grid scale energy storage using redox flow batteries; the other project involves durability challenges in fuel cells and electrolyzers.
What You Need
Minimum Job Requirements:
The successful candidate must have an experimental background and strong publication record involving organic chemical synthesis and characterization. Specific skill sets that will be required for this project include:
Handling of air and water sensitive compounds (Schlenk and drybox competent)
Familiarity with standard characterization techniques, such as solution NMR, UV-VIS, GC/MS, ESI-MS and electrochemistry
Ability to develop and implement new research ideas, and to design and perform advanced experiments
Strong motivation to meet project deadlines
Excellent communication and language skills are required for team interactions
Experience in electrochemical device testing including PEM- Fuel Cells and Electrolyzers, and redox flow batteries;
Familiarity with SEM, TEM, BET, XRD, XPS, XRF, NMR, Raman, FTIR, X-ray absorption spectroscopy and other materials characterization techniques;
Education: Ph.D. in chemistry or a related field completed within the last five years or soon to be completed is required.
Note to Applicants: For full consideration, applicants must senda cover letter addressing how you meet the required and desired 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; Work experience; Competitive honors; Relevant extracurricular activities; Peer-Reviewed Publications; Non-peer-reviewed Publications; 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, contact Ben Davis firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where You Will Work
The Materials Synthesis and Integrated Devices group (MPA-11), conducts basic and applied research in areas related to applied energy programs and a variety of problems relevant to the weapons program. Our goal is to provide innovative and creative solutions needed to solve technical problems across the Laboratory’s missions, including energy security, stockpile stewardship, and global threat reduction.
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 gym 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.
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.
Contact Name Ditsworth, Samantha Aileen
Vacancy Name: IRC82966
Organization Name MPA-11/Materials Chemistry
Req ID: IRC82966