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Metrology, Films and Coatings - Postdoctoral Researcher

Entry Level | Full-time
Postdoctoral/Fellowship | livermore, CA | 06/16/2021

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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 research in the field of growth and characterization of inorganic films and coatings. You will actively participate in research aimed at gaining a better understanding of film growth processes, with practical implications for the fabrication of films and coatings for high-power laser targets.  This position is in the Nanoscale Integration Science group of the Materials Science Division.

In this role you will

  • Conduct experimental research in the physical vapor deposition of films and coatings. 
  • Use a broad range of standard and advanced materials characterization and metrology tools. Contribute to the development of new film deposition processes.
  • Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design, and execution of research to address defined problems.
  • Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
  • Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
  • Maintain and establish laboratory protocols.
  • Document research by publishing papers in peer-reviewed journals and presenting results within the DOE community and at conferences.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

  • PhD in materials science, physics, or a related field.
  • Experience in the development of novel physical vapor deposition processes.
  • Experience in structural, compositional, and mechanical characterization of materials.
  • Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
  • Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in publications and effective presentations at seminars, meetings, and/or teaching lectures.
  • Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Qualifications We Desire

  • Experience with plasma diagnostics and impulse plasma processing.
  • Experience with designing, modifying, and building vacuum equipment.
  • Experience with modeling and simulation of physical processes relevant to vapor deposition.

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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