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R& D Lab Support Technologist - Nanomaterials (Early Career)
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Sandia National Laboratories | Albuquerque, NM
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Job Description


We are seeking an R&D Laboratory Support Technologist to support research and development projects related to nanostructured and nanoporous materials\. Are you a hard\-working, flexible and self\-motivated technologist who flourishes in a dynamic multidisciplinary team environment? If so, consider applying for this opportunity to contribute to the development of creative solutions that address challenging US Energy and National Security needs\.

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

+ Support lab needs related to magnetic materials modeling and characterization \(i\.e\., magnetometer, B\-H analyzer, and LCR meter, electron microscopy\) and thin film R&D processes \(i\.e\., thin film deposition and characterization\)
+ Utilize interpersonal and multi\-tasking skills for efficiently meeting diverse needs
+ Augment staff research efforts, make self\-motivated lab experimental/modeling contributions, and be a careful partner in safe, coordinated lab operations
+ Develop skills for supporting the maintenance and operation of key materials characterization and processing techniques
+ Work with staff towards safely improvising creative lab solutions that further extend our experimental research capabilities


+ Bachelor's degree in physics, electrical engineering materials science or another relevant technical field
+ Experience modeling magnetic materials phenomena using COMSOL or other similar modeling package
+ Academic background or experience with interfacing lab equipment to data acquisition systems, and/or handling data for modeling and interpretation
+ Academic background or experience utilizing instrumentation to measure and observe magnetic materials properties or phenomena \(i\.e\., magnetometer, B\-H analyzer, and LCR meter\)
+ Academic background or experience with thin film materials synthesis or characterization techniques
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DoE L clearance


+ Experience with desktop computers and common relevant software \(like MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc\.\)
+ Experience in the operation or maintenance of relevant materials characterization instrumentation \(i\.e\., magnetometer, B\-H analyzer, and LCR meter, electron microscopy\)
+ Experience with general laboratory support
+ Experience in the operation or maintenance of relevant vacuum and/or laser materials processing instrumentation
+ Internship experience in materials science
+ Current, active DoE clearance

Department Description:

The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative leading\-edge research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions\. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer\-reviewed, high\-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings\. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts:

+ Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications \(including energy storage and corrosion\)
+ Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications \(including ferroics and composites\)
+ Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications \(i\.e\., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis\)

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:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status\.

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.