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Postdoctoral Appointee - Electronic Oxide Materials
Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Job Description

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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\.

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We are seeking a highly motivated, team\-oriented Postdoctoral Appointee for the Materials Sciences and Engineering Center \(1800\) to contribute to the science and development of electronic oxide materials for future DOE applications\.

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

+ Support programs related new material platforms for national security
+ Conduct electronic oxide materials processing, structural analyses and electrical property characterization
+ Be active in technical meetings on the national level and to publish in leading journals
+ Work in a laboratory environment to utilize novel processing methods to create new materials and composites
+ Analyze complex electrical and optical materials data to determine structure property relationships

Required:

+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in materials science, ceramic science, glass science, applied physics, chemical engineering, electrical engineering or a closely related field
+ Publication record related to structure\-processing\-property relationships in crystalline oxide materials, as they relate to the manipulation of linear and nonlinear electrical, magnetic and optical behavior
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE Q clearance

Desired:

+ Strong verbal and written communication skills and an ability to interact well with fellow technical workers of diverse technical backgrounds\.
+ Ability to publish and to present cutting edge technical work at technical conferences\.
+ Technical experience and a proven publication record in the area of materials fabrication and processing, particularly related to advanced ceramics and glasses
+ Understanding of sintering and diffusion in oxides and non\-oxide ceramics
+ Candidates with the ability to conceive, develop, build, and qualify novel material evaluation tools
+ Strong laboratory skills
+ The ability to engage and to contribute to multiple programs
+ An ability to interact with team members of diverse technical backgrounds
+ The desire to carry out independent research under the umbrella of related programs with varying needs\.
+ Previous experience in DOE or DoD applied research environments

Department Description:

The Electronic, Optical and Nanomaterials Department provides innovation in the design, synthesis and development of advanced, multifunctional materials to satisfy unique needs in electronic, optical, electrochemical, structural and selective\-molecular\-binding applications\. We control chemical and structural characteristics, from the nano\- to the micro\-scale, in inorganic and hybrid systems to explore new material constructs and strategies aimed at optimizing and expanding material performance\. Our efforts support DOE Defense Programs, DOE Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy, DOE Electricity Distribution and Energy Reliability offices, 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\. Research thrusts include nanoparticle, nanofiber, and atomic layer deposited materials, thin films, passive and active materials for electronic, magnetic, photonic, electromechanical, and fluidic microsystems, self\-assembly, and colloid chemistry\.

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 Q\-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 Q\-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.

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