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Materials Science Division - Academic Graduate Appointee
Physical Life Sciences | livermore, CA | 05/08/2021
Job Code: 710.0 Academic Graduate Appointee Ex
Organization: Physical and Life Sciences
Position Type: Academic Graduate Appointee
Security Clearance: None (however, assignments longer than 179 days require a federal background investigation)
Drug Test: Required for external applicant(s) selected for this position (includes testing for use of marijuana)
Medical Exam: Not applicable
Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!
Are you interested in joining some of the brightest talent in the world to strengthen the United States’ security? Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where our employees apply their expertise to create solutions for BIG ideas that make our world a better place.
We are committed to a diverse and equitable workforce with an inclusive culture that values and celebrates the diversity of our people, talents, ideas, experiences, and perspectives. This is essential to innovation and creativity for continued success of the Laboratory’s mission.
We have an opening for Academic Graduate Appointees to participate in projects supporting a variety of Laboratory missions. As part of a multi-disciplinary team within the Materials Science Division, you will work on aerogels, nanoparticles, polymers, polymer composites, electrophoretic deposition, solution-based chemistry, corrosion, and/or additive manufacturing. You will actively support and be expected to participate in the design, synthesis, characterization, processing, and integration of materials for several applications including flexible electronics, binders for composites, and corrosion-resistant materials.
In this role you will
- Perform, optimize, and scale up synthesis of nanomaterials using combinations of solution-based crystallization and hydrothermal synthesis including core-shell nanoparticles.
- Create and characterize nanoparticle dispersions.
- Be trained to synthesize and characterize films of polymer and polymer composites using advanced x-ray scattering and imaging techniques.
- Be trained to use electrochemical methods to monitor metal growth and degradation.
- Review scientific and technical literature to prepare for experiments.
- Keep an accurate and detailed laboratory notebook; generate, organize, and analyze experimental data; and participate in research planning. Prepare progress reports and presentations to supervisor/mentor and project teams.
- Provide technical support to engineers and scientists in research and development projects.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- BS/MS in Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Materials Science, or in a related field.
- Experience performing wide-ranging experiments in a chemistry laboratory setting.
- Knowledge of general laboratory fundamentals and best practices.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills necessary to communicate technical information effectively with technicians, peers, and managers.
- Experience operating PC and/or Macintosh computers to collect, analyze, and document scientific results.
- Interpersonal skills necessary to work in a collaborative research environment and interact with a diverse set of scientists, engineers, technicians and other technical and administrative staff.
Qualifications We Desire
- Experience in solvent-based synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials.
- Experience in synthesis and characterization polymers.
- Experience in electrochemical methods or x-ray scattering; atomic force microscopy.
- Experience in synthesis and characterization of feedstock for additive manufacturing processes.
Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?
- Included in 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!
- Work for a premier innovative national Laboratory
- Comprehensive Benefits Package
- Flexible schedules (*depending on project needs)
- Collaborative, creative, inclusive, and fun team environment
Learn more about our company, selection process, position types and security clearances by visiting our Career site.
LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory. Most positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement). If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. An L or Q clearance requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted. For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.
Equal Employment Opportunity
LLNL is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer that values and hires a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by applicable laws.
If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation during the application or the recruiting process, please submit a request via our online form.
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