Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

Nanomaterials Synthesis - Postdoctoral Researcher

Location:  Livermore, CA
Category:  Post Docs
Organization:  Physical and Life Sciences
Posting Requirement:  External Posting
Job ID: 107628
Job Code: Post-Dr Research Staff 1 (PDS.1)
Date Posted: October 07 2020

Share this Job

Apply Now

Apply For This Job

Join us and make YOUR mark on the World!

Come join Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) where we apply science and technology to make the world a safer place; now one of 2020 Best Places to Work by Glassdoor!

The Biosciences and Biotechnology Division (BBTD) of the Physical and Life Sciences (PLS) Directorate at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory is seeking a candidate for a postdoctoral researcher position in the areas of nanomaterials synthesis and device fabrication. The research will focus on the development on novel nanomaterial architectures and their integration into electronic and electrochemical devices for energy and sensing applications. The selected candidate will work with a dynamic interdisciplinary team of scientists and will report to the BioNanomaterials Group Leader.

Essential Duties
- Conduct research in the areas of low-dimensional materials and devide fabrication.
- Design, implement, and analyze experiments for the creation and integration of novel nanostructures in functional material systems.
- Contribute to and actively participate in the conception and execution of research to address defined problems.
- Organize, analyze, and present data from research at seminars, technical meetings, national and international conferences.
- Publish research results in peer-reviewed scientific or technical journals.
- Collaborate with others in a multidisciplinary team environment both at LLNL and in other national laboratories and universities to accomplish research goals.
- Pursue independent (but complementary) research interests and interact with a broad spectrum of scientists internally and externally to the Laboratory.
 - Perform other duties as assigned.
- PhD in Chemical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Applied Physics or related field, with emphasis on low-dimensional materials.
- Experience in synthesis and characterization of low-dimensional structures such as carbon nanotubes, graphene, metal chalcogenides, and  related nanostructures.
- Experience with integrating nanostructures into functional devices by various micro/nanofabrication techniques.
- Experience with characterizing the electronic and/or electrochemical performance of nanostructured materials.
- Experience with thin-film deposition techniques such as thermal chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, and atomic layer deposition.
- Ability to understand and analyze performed experiments.
- Proficient experimentalist with a broad range of experience in experimental design, techniques, and execution.
- Proficient verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate effectively in a multidisciplinary team environment and present and explain technical information.
 Desired Qualifications
- Experience with detailed metrology such as Raman, PL, TGA, SEM, TEM, XPS, XRD, SAXS/WAXS.
- Experience with methods of exploiting material interfaces and surface chemistry toward sensing or energy storage applications.
- Familiarity with additive manufacturing techniques such as direct-ink writing or two-photon polymerization.


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:  None required.

However, if your assignment is longer than 179 days cumulatively within a calendar year, you must go through the Personal Identity Verification process.  This process includes completing an online background investigation form and receiving approval of the background check.  (This process does not apply to foreign nationals.)

For additional information, please see DOE Order 472.2


Note:  This is a two year Postdoctoral appointment.  Eligible candidates are those who have been awarded a PhD 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.