Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Postdoctoral Researcher - Materials Processing

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 105328
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: May 15 2019

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Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2019 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher to work in the Polymers and Ceramic Group. You will collaborate with a team of engineers and scientists to complete research and development projects on selected topics/ areas related to materials processing and performance for applied materials applications. This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.

Essential Duties
- Conduct experimental applied research and development of one or more of the following areas including hands-on experimental work: advanced materials processing, particle loaded polymer composites, powder metallurgy; and materials characterization.
- Design, implement, and analyze techniques in one or more of the above areas; also includes advanced materials processing, processing and characterization of advanced materials, including polymers.
- Organize, analyze, and present data from research.
- 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 others in a multidisciplinary team environment to accomplish research goals.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals and present results at external conferences seminars and/or technical meetings.
- Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications
- Recent PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramic Processing, Metallurgy or related field.
- Experience with one or more of the following areas: metallurgy, particle loaded polymers, or ceramic processing.
- Technical expertise in one of more of the following domains: powder processing, powder metallurgy, thermal analysis of polymer materials, and processing property relationships.
- Experience developing skills in a new research area and developing new characterization techniques.
- Ability to perform as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- Experience developing independent research projects, including publication of peer-reviewed literature.
- Proficient verbal and written communication skills to collaborate effectively in a team environment and present and explain technical information.
- Effective initiative and interpersonal skills and ability to work in a collaborative, multidisciplinary team environment.

Desired Qualifications
- Experience performing thermal, mechanical finite element analysis (FEA) to support research utilizing programs similar to COMSOL.
- Knowledge of other materials processing methods including additive manufacturing methods.
- Knowledge of high temperature materials processing and materials performance.

Pre-Employment Drug Test:  External applicant(s) selected for this position will be required to pass a post-offer, pre-employment drug test.  This includes testing for use of marijuana as Federal Law applies to us as a Federal Contractor.

Security Clearance:  This position requires a Department of Energy (DOE) Q-level clearance.

If you are selected, we will initiate a Federal background investigation to determine if you meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information or matter. In addition, all L or Q cleared employees are subject to random drug testing.  Q-level clearance requires U.S. citizenship.  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:   This is a 1 year Postdoctoral appointment with the possibility of extension to a maximum of 3 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 $2.1 billion, employing approximately 6,800 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.