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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Post Doctorate RA - Materials Science in RICHLAND, Washington

Organization and Job ID

Job ID: 310158

Directorate: National Security

Division: Signatures Science & Technology

Group: Chemical & Biological Signatures

Job Description

The Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is a multi-program laboratory operated by Battelle for the US DOE. The Chemical and Biological Signature Science Group (CBSS) is an interdisciplinary group of approximately 50 biologists, chemists, and engineers that solve research and development problems related to national security missions to prevent and counter acts of terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

CBSS is seeking a materials scientist. The successful candidate will be a versatile individual with both applied/hands-on laboratory experience as well as an understanding of a broad range of materials measurement and characterization (Microscopy, XRD, MS, TGA-DSC, Raman, etc). He or she will be a member of an inter-disciplinary team of scientists, engineers, and program managers and will be expected to build networks within and external to the CBSS group. Preference will be given to candidates with experience in two or more of the following fields: nuclear safeguards and forensics, microfabrication, additive manufacturing, and quantum information sciences.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Development of new synthesis procedures, optimization of current methods, and development of techniques to purify and integrate materials into functional devices

  • Independently applying materials science techniques to well defined assignments in a research and development laboratory

  • Working in technical teams to complete well defined project tasks on time and within scope and budget

  • commending technical approaches and making technical contributions that may ultimately affect the direction of the research

  • Thoroughly documenting experiments, including methods and results

Minimum Qualifications

Candidates must have received a PhD within the past five years (60 months) or within the next 8 months from an accredited college or university.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in conducting materials synthesis and characterization

  • Experience and understanding of a broad range of materials measurement and characterization techniques (e.g., Microscopy, XRD, MS, TGA-DSC, Raman, etc).

  • Demonstrated technical aptitude in a laboratory environment

  • Demonstrated experience publishing in peer-reviewed journals and presenting at scientific conferences

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Preference will be given to candidates with experience in two or more of the following areas: nuclear safeguards and forensics, microfabrication, additive manufacturing, and quantum information sciences

Preferred Education/Credential

  • PhD in Chemistry, Physics, Materials Science or a related field. Cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher preferred.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Battelle Memorial Institute (BMI) at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and supports diversity in the workplace. All employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital or family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. All BMI staff must be able to demonstrate the legal right to work in the United States. BMI is an E-Verify employer. Learn more at jobs.pnnl.gov.

Please be aware that the Department of Energy (DOE) prohibits DOE employees and contractors from participation in certain foreign government talent recruitment programs. If you are offered a position at PNNL and are currently a participant in a foreign government talent recruitment program you will be required to disclose this information before your first day of employment.

Other Information

This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a federal security clearance.

Requirements:

  • U.S. Citizenship

  • Background Investigation: Applicants selected will be subject to a Federal background investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified matter in accordance 10 CFR 710, Appendix B.

  • Drug Testing: All Security Clearance (L or Q) positions will be considered by the Department of Energy to be Testing Designated Positions which means that they are subject to applicant, random, and for cause drug testing. In addition, applicants must be able to demonstrate non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for the 12 consecutive months preceding completion of the requisite Questionnaire for National Security Positions (QNSP).

Note: Applicants will be considered ineligible for security clearance processing by the U.S. Department of Energy until non-use of illegal drugs, including marijuana, for 12 consecutive months can be demonstrated.

Directorate: National Security Dir

Job Category: Post-Graduates and Post-Docs

Group: Chem & Biological Signatures

Opening Date: 2019-11-22

Closing Date: 2020-01-21

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