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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Neural Technologies

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Job ID: 101395
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Science and Technology on a Mission!

For more than 60 years, the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) has applied science and technology to make the world a safer place.

We have multiple openings for Postdoctoral Engineers with expertise in nano and bio-molecular materials and structures, micro/nano-fabrication processes, electrochemistry, neural prosthetics, neural engineering, microfluidic devices, chemical/biological devices, biosensors, electronic devices, and integrated microsystems. You will perform research and development on selected topics/areas within the range of activities. These positions are located within the Bio-Engineering & Detection Group of the Materials Engineering Division (MED) within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Conduct research in and development of one or more of the following areas: nano and bio-molecular materials and structures, micro/nano-fabrication processes, electrochemistry, neural prosthetics, neural engineering, microfluidic devices, chemical/biological devices, biosensors, electronic devices, and integrated microsystems.
- Design and microfabricate implantable biomedical devices using MEMS-based technologies.
- Develop encapsulation, packaging, and hermetic sealing technologies for implantable electronics and develop novel microfabrication processes and materials.
- Collaborate with other team members in the design, implementation, and verification of integrated biology and engineering and work closely with engineers, technicians, and integration experts from LLNL and its sponsors in all aspects of device and system development.
- Publish research results in internal reports, peer-reviewed scientific, or technical journals and present results at external conferences, seminars and/or technical meetings, where available or applicable.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally.
- Mentor student fellows and summer student researchers.
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Recent PhD in Engineering, Bioengineering, Material Science, Neural Engineering, or related field.
- Demonstrated knowledge or experience in cleanroom fabrication technologies including deposition, patterning, and etching.
- Demonstrated ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- Demonstrated ability to develop independent research projects as demonstrated through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Demonstrated proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Demonstrated initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.
Desired Qualification
- Experience designing, microfabricating, and testing MEMS-based devices.
- Experience in microelectronics integration and packaging.
- Experience with LabVIEW, MATLAB, and setting up various instrumentation, data collection, and analysis.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.

Anticipated Clearance Level:  None, L, or Q depending upon location of assignment. (Position will be cleared to this level). Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing. If you hold multiple citizenships (U.S. and another country), you may be required to renounce your non-U.S. citizenship before a DOE L or Q clearance will be processed/granted.

Note:  Relisted position. Originally listed on July 21, 2016. Previous candidates need not reapply. This is a one year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of three years. Eligible candidates are recent PhDs within five years of the month of the degree award at time of hire date.

About Us

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL), located in the San Francisco Bay Area (East Bay), is a premier applied science laboratory that is part of the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) within the Department of Energy (DOE). LLNL's mission is strengthening national security by developing and applying cutting-edge science, technology, and engineering that respond with vision, quality, integrity, and technical excellence to scientific issues of national importance. The Laboratory has a current annual budget of about $1.5 billion, employing approximately 6,000 employees.


LLNL is an affirmative action/ equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, medical condition, protected veteran status, age, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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