Postdoctoral Appointee Advanced Solid-State Functional Materials

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7061718 (Ref:669646)

Posted: October 24, 2019

Job Description

We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to engage in experimental materials research performing advanced synthesis and characterization of solid-state functional materials (focus on metal-organic frameworks). On any given day, you will: + Perform the synthesis of novel metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) + Perform materials characterization including: single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, porosity measurements, thermal analyses (TGA-DSC), electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), X-ray fluorescence, IR spectroscopy, UV-vis, NMR + Perform data analysis and contribute to progress of understanding the structure-property relationship in the studied materials systems under various testing conditions + Rigorous documentation of research findings with an emphasis on publications in peer-reviewed journals + Work in a multidisciplinary team that will provide opportunities for collaboration with experts in a wide range of experimental techniques and materials modeling approaches

Required:
+ You possess, or are pursuing, a PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) + Experience with the synthesis and characterization of porous nanomaterials + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance + Provide a CV that includes a list of publications and contact information for at least three references and a cover letter (2-page maximum) addressing your qualifications for this position and research interests

Desired:
+ Highly skilled and experienced in MOFs materials synthesis, including organic linker synthesis and nano-sized MOFs synthesis + Experience with materials characterization using single crystal and powder X-ray diffraction, porosity measurements, thermal analyses (TGA-DSC), electron microscopy (SEM and TEM), X-ray fluorescence, IR spectroscopy, UV-vis, NMR, and familiarity working with glove boxes + Strong publication record as proven by papers in high impact journals + Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills and the flexibility for effective participation in teams + The ability to work independently and self-sufficiently with high reliability and attention to detail as part of a larger team effort

Department Description:

The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative leading-edge research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer-reviewed, high-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts: 99. Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (including energy storage and corrosion) 99. Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications (including ferroics and composites) 99. Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (i.e., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis)

About Sandia:

Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation, with teams of specialists focused on cutting-edge work in a broad array of areas. Some of the main reasons we love our jobs: + Challenging work withamazingimpact that contributes to security, peace, and freedom worldwide + Extraordinary co-workers + Some of the best tools, equipment, and research facilities in the world + Career advancement and enrichment opportunities + Flexible schedules, generous vacations,strongmedical and other benefits, competitive 401k, learning opportunities, relocation assistance and amenities aimed at creating a solid work/life balance* _World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers._ Learn more about Sandia at: http://www.sandia.gov *These benefits vary by job classification.

Security Clearance:

Sandia is required by DOE to conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Applicants for employment need to be able to obtain and maintain a DOE L-level security clearance, which requires U.S. citizenship. If you hold more than one citizenship (i.e., of the U.S. and another country), your ability to obtain a security clearance may be impacted. Applicants offered employment with Sandia are subject to a federal background investigation to meet the requirements for access to classified information or matter if the duties of the position require a DOE security clearance. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause a clearance to be denied or terminated by the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.

EEO Statement:

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. : This postdoctoral position is a temporary position for up to one year, which may be renewed at Sandia's discretion up to five additional years. The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment. Individuals in postdoctoral positions may bid on regular Sandia positions as internal candidates, and in some cases may be converted to regular career positions during their term if warranted by ongoing operational needs, continuing availability of funds, and satisfactory job performance.



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