Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Postdoctoral Researcher - Microencapsulation/Microfluidics

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Engineering
Posting Requirement:  External w/ US Citizenship
Job ID: 106706
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: February 10 2020

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Introduction
We have an opening for a Postdoctoral Researcher with experience in microencapsulation of fluids and/or microfluidics. You will utilize existing methods and develop new microencapsulation methods for various applications.   You will characterize the rheological and interfacial properties of single and multiphase fluid systems.   This position is in the Materials Engineering Division (MED), within the Engineering Directorate.
 
Essential Duties
- Conduct research in and development of one or more of the following areas: microencapsulation, microfluidic device design and operation, process scale up and optimization.
- Design, implement, and analyze techniques in one or more of the above areas.
- 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 Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Material Science or related field.
- Experience with one or more of the following areas: microfluidics, polymer chemistry, nanomaterials, surface science, mechanics of materials & characterization, micro/nano-fabrication processes, additive manufacturing/3D printing.
- Ability as an innovative experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- Experience developing independent research projects as demonstrated through 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 with designing, fabricating, and testing microfluidic devices.

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 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 $2.3 billion, employing approximately 6,900 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.