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Postdoctoral Appointee - Polymer Synthesis for Development of 3D Printing & Additive Manufacturing Materials
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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 research related to polymer synthesis and the development of new materials for 3\-D printing/additive manufacturing\. Are you passionate about developing new technologies at the leading\-edge of materials science and chemistry? If so, you will want to consider applying for this opportunity\.

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

+ Conduct polymer chemistry and materials science research and development in a dynamic, multi\-disciplinary team
+ Develop and pursue independent research concepts within the project scope
+ Mentor graduate or undergraduate students
+ Perform all duties in compliance with operational safety, security and quality guidelines


+ PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry or related STEM discipline
+ Experience with organic or polymeric materials synthesis and characterization
+ Excellent verbal and communication skills as demonstrated by publications, patents, and/or presentations


+ Experience in polymer characterization techniques
+ Experience in additive manufacturing of polymers
+ Knowledge of polymer physics and structure\-property relationships
+ Experience with polymer extrusion and/or filament fabrication

Department Description:

The Organic Materials Science Department researches and develops new organic materials and then optimizes their performance\. We develop advanced materials and processing strategies to meet a wide range of specialized applications in nuclear weapons and other national security and industry applications\. The department specializes in polymer aging and lifetime, materials reliability with an emphasis on understanding degradation mechanisms, applied synthetic organic chemistry, polymer chemistry, and thermal/mechanical/electrical characterization of organic materials\. Current areas of R&D in the department include: dielectric and electrical properties of polymers and thin films, metal\-organic frameworks, polymer interfacial properties and adhesion, polymer degradation, radiation effects on polymers, filled polymers, encapsulants and coatings, sensors, and extrusion\. In support of these activities, we perform a complete spectrum of chemical, structural, thermal, rheological, electrical and mechanical characterizations\.

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.