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Postdoctoral Appointee - Materials Electrochemistry and Corrosion
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years\. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment\.

Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance\.


We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to conduct experimental and theoretical research and development related to electrochemistry\.

On any given day, you may be called on to:

+ Develop and utilize cutting edge electrochemical and surface analytical techniques to study atmospheric corrosion mechanisms
+ Perform research in the area of localized corrosion to support additive manufacturing initiatives
+ Perform research concerning atmospheric stress corrosion cracking of austenitic stainless steels
+ Publish innovative research in leading technical journals and present at national and international technical meetings


+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in materials science, chemistry, chemical engineering or a closely related STEM field
+ Academic focus in electrochemistry or corrosion
+ Experience in electrochemistry, electrochemical characterization
+ Good communication skills and research collaborations as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer\-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE L clearance


+ Familiarity with a range of surface analytical techniques, such as optical spectroscopy, XPS, SIMS, profilometry
+ Experience with scanning electrochemical probe or microelectrode techniques
+ Record of integrated computational and experimental approaches for study of corrosion or electrochemical phenomena
+ Technical skills related to programming, data processing, and instrumentation
+ Ability to interact with team members of diverse technical backgrounds

Department Description:

The reliability of devices, components, and ultimately systems is directly affected by the properties and interactions of their constituent materials\. Our department’s corrosion R&D activities focus onunderstanding the mechanisms of corrosion phenomena as means of developing improved next generation approaches to corrosion monitoring and control along with development of corrosion resistant materials\. These activities are team\-driven and highly multi\-disciplinary in nature\. Our efforts support DOE’s Defense, Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, Fuel Cycle Technologies programs and other federal agencies and industry\. In addition, we pursue partnerships with universities and establish ongoing collaborations with other experts in the field to leverage our research investments while participating in, and contributing to, the international research community\. Our current research thrusts include atmospheric corrosion mechanisms, atmospheric stress corrosion cracking, coating development, and additively manufactured metals\.

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting\-edge work in a broad array of areas\. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs:

+ Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide
+ Extraordinary co\-workers
+ Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world
+ Career advancement and enrichment opportunities
+ Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance\*

_World\-changing technologies\. Life\-changing careers\._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www\.sandia\.gov

\*These benefits vary by job classification\.

Security Clearance:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted L\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

About Sandia National Laboratories

Sandia is a multiprogram laboratory operated by Sandia Corporation, a Lockheed Martin company, for the U.S. Department of Energy. With main facilities in Albuquerque, NM, and Livermore, CA, Sandia has major R&D responsibilities in national security, energy and environmental technologies, and economic competitiveness.