Postdoctoral Appointee - Laser-based Processes For Film Deposition & Surface Modifications

Sandia National Laboratories

Albuquerque, NM

Job posting number: #7175095 (Ref:691386)

Posted: August 29, 2023

Job Description



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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks, with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work, and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a dedicated postdoctoral appointee to support research of laser-based processes for film deposition and surface modifications. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Plan and perform experiments, install, repair, and maintain diagnostic tools, collect and analyze data with the goal of understanding how particle size and velocity affect deformation mechanics upon impact. + Plan and perform experiments treating and cladding surfaces for control of plasmas in extreme environments + Perform design and characterization necessary to support projects or experiments + Publish journal articles and present work at local and national conferences + Interact and collaborate with other inter-disciplinary research groups within Sandia National Laboratories to develop new research opportunities and projects Qualifications We Require: + Possess, or are pursuing. a PhD in materials science & engineering, metallurgical/materials engineering, applied physics, or a related field + Experience in laser irradiation and/or optics research and development + Experience in designing and conducting laser-based experiments involving open beam alignments + Experience with Materials Characterization (Electron/Optical microscopy; Mechanical, and/or Thermal Properties) + History of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific and/or technical conferences + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experience with sensors (IR/UV cameras, Pyrometers, Thermal Imaging cameras, High speed cameras, electron detectors, etc.) and data acquisition + Experience with Data Analytics, Electromagnetic field modelling, and Image Processing (ImageJ, COMSOL, C++, MatLab, Python preferred) + Experience with heat and mass transport/desorption from both an experimental and theoretical standpoint + Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills About Our Team: The Advanced Metal Processing Department provides scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of laser machining/surface modification, precision engineering, metal additive manufacturing, welding and implementation of Granta Materials Information. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of components by conventional subtractive machining, additive manufacturing, electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser machining, laser etching/annealing, optical probe measurements as well as technical consulting. Metal additive manufacturing expertise includes alloy development, qualification/acceptance, and design. Current technologies utilized include laser powder bed, wire arc and laser, metal fused deposition (FDM), and directed energy deposition (DED). We support the application and maintenance of the Granta Materials Information database for the Laboratories. Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions. Posting Duration: This posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time.

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 Q-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 DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. EEO: All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Position Information: 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. Job ID: 691386

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.


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