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Postdoctoral Appointee - Experimental Surface Science
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Job Description


The Materials Physics Department at Sandia National Laboratories in Livermore, CA has an opening for a postdoctoral position in experimental surface science\. Our department consists of a highly collaborative combination of theory and experiment\.

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

+ Research programs presently focused on surface microscopy and spectroscopy of steels, metal hydrides, and oxides, with emphasis on hydrogen/surface interactions, corrosion, and embrittlement;
+ Utilize a wide range of instruments including: low\-energy electron microscopy \(LEEM\), UHV and environmental x\-ray photoelectron spectroscopy \(XPS\), room\-temperature and variable\-temperature scanning tunneling microscopy \(STM\);
+ Be self\-motivated, able to work both independently and to contribute creatively to team efforts;
+ Present results at national/international meetings and publish research in high profile peer\-reviewed journals\.


+ PhD in Materials Science, Physics, Chemistry, or a closely related field;
+ Experience in the field of experimental surface science as documented by literature publications;
+ A record of publications in peer\-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences, consisting of a minimum of three \(3\) first\-author or co\-authored scientific publications\. Demonstrated ability to communicate in English to an international scientific audience is essential\.


+ Experience in low\-energy electron microscopy \(LEEM\) or x\-ray photoelectron spectroscopy \(XPS\);
+ Experience with synchrotron\-based spectroscopies and microscopies\.

Department Description:

The Materials Physics department performs fundamental research on the structure and properties of materials to support programs in energy research, device physics, materials reliability, and national security\. Specific activities include experimental and modeling studies of surface electronic structure and surface atomic structure and dynamics of metals, oxides, low dimensional semiconductors, and adsorbates; atomic\-scale structure and composition analysis of metals, semiconductors, and composites; electrical and optical properties of low\-dimensional semiconductors and optoelectronic devices; and the structural and electrochemical characterization of solid\-state ionic materials\. The Department supports internal and external sponsors and government agencies that seek solutions to problems of fundamental scientific inquiry, energy sustainability, and national defense\.

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:

This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.

Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.

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.