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Postdoctoral Research Staff Member - Functional Nanomaterials

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Job ID: 103275
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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 an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to conduct research in the area of functional nanomaterials. You will actively participate in research to develop a cost-effective nanocrystal assembly technique for the production of coupled, hierarchically-ordered, superlattices that can be integrated into devices for fundamental studies. This position is in the Nanoscale Integration Science and Technology group of the Materials Science Division.
Essential Duties
- Conduct research in the field of nanomaterial science, including assembly, characterization and device physics.
- Develop new methods to assemble, characterize and measure nanocrystal devices.
- Design and perform experiments that characterize the optical and electronic transport properties of nanocrystal superlattices.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the conception, design and execution of research to address defined problems.
- Pursue independent but complementary research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
- Collaborate with scientists in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Maintain and establish laboratory protocols.
- Document research; publish papers in peer-reviewed journals, and present results within the DOE community and at conferences.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

- Recent PhD in a relevant area of Physics, Materials Science, Chemistry or related field.
- Experience in one or more of the following areas: nanomaterial synthesis, synchrotron-based scattering or spectroscopy, electron transport measurements, or optical spectroscopy.
- Understanding of the concepts of materials assembly.
- Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques and execution.
- Ability to develop independent research projects through publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills as reflected in effective presentations at seminars, meetings and/or teaching lectures.
- Initiative and interpersonal skills with desire and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience with electron transport measurements, in situ crystal growth methods, synchrotron-based scattering and spectroscopy.
- Skills in nanocrystal synthesis, surface modification,superlattice assembly, electrophoretic deposition, or other related skills).
- Knowledge in crystal growth, device physics and optical spectroscopy.

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

Security Clearance:  None required.


Note:   This is a two-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 $1.8 billion, employing approximately 6,500 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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