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Advanced Metallurgy - Postdoctoral Researcher

Entry Level | Full-time
Physical Life Sciences | livermore, CA | 06/11/2021

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Company Description

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.

Job Description

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct innovative research in the field of Advanced Metallurgy. You will develop, design, and evaluate a number of structural and functional alloys suitable for metal additive manufacturing and extreme environments and will be expected to make contributions in one or more of the following areas: direct LLNL programmatic areas, Laboratory Directed Research and Development projects, and other externally funded materials related activities.  This position is in the Metallurgy and Advanced Microscopy Group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will

  •  Design and execute bulk synthesis routes to enable and produce high-quality complex metals and alloys for applied science experiments.
  • Develop advanced manufacturing approaches for new metals and alloys suitable for extreme conditions.
  • Perform mechanical and thermo-physical measurements.
  • Perform electron and optical microscopy to characterize samples.
  • Work both independently and collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Document and publish research results in external peer-reviewed scientific journals and participate in domestic and international conferences.
  • Perform other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications

  • PhD in Materials Science, Metallurgy, Condensed Matter Physics, or related field.
  • Knowledgeable of standard mechanical testing methods.
  • Experience testing and evaluating metals at high temperature.
  • Experience in SEM, TEM, and related electron- and optical-microscopy methods.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
  • Experience performing self-directed research, presenting talks at conferences and a record of publishing results in established scientific journals.
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with a broad spectrum of materials synthesis and characterization concepts and techniques: synchrotron x-ray techniques, x-ray diffraction, electron microscopy.
  • Experience with metal rapid solidification.
  • Experience with metal additive manufacturing techniques

Additional Information

Why Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory?

  • Included in 2021 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

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LLNL is a Department of Energy (DOE) and National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) Laboratory.  Some positions will require a DOE L or Q clearance (please reference Security Clearance requirement above).  If you are selected and a clearance is required, 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.  For additional information please see DOE Order 472.2.

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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.

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