The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
17 days old
2017-11-282017-12-29

In situ TEM Postdoctoral Appointee

Albuquerque, NM
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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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We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee with a focus on in\-situ TEM, ion beam irradiation, dynamic TEM, or some combination thereof\. This project focuses on understanding the interrelationship between processing, structure, and properties with near nanoscale spatial and temporal resolution\.



On any given day, you may be called on to:



+ Work in areas related to in\-situ TEM \(heating, straining, or irradiation\)

+ Conduct research related to the development of laser optics for dynamic TEM imaging

+ Conduct research related to radiation damage in crystalline materials

+ Support on\-going efforts as well as develop and lead new experimental efforts in this area



Required:



+ PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in Materials Science & Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Physics, or related discipline

+ Experience with transmission electron microscopy



Desired:



+ Strong experimentalist experience

+ Experience in transmission electron microscopy, defect analysis, and far\-from\-equilibrium processes

+ Experience in in\-situ TEM experiments, in particular in\-situ heating, irradiation, and/or straining

+ Experience in using TEM for tomography, procession electron diffraction, diffraction analysis, and defect analysis

+ Experience with computational modelers

+ Interest in exploring relationships between processing\-structure\-properties in a variety of material systems

+ Strong publication record

+ Excellent written and verbal communication skills

+ Good presentation skills



Department Description:



The Radiation\-Solid Interaction Department operates the newly\-constructed $40M Ion Beam Laboratory at Sandia National Laboratories\. This state\-of\-the\-art facility houses 4 major accelerators: a 6 MV Tandem, a 3 MV Pelletron, a 400 kV implanter, and a unique 100 kV Nano Implanter with a<20nm spot size\. Other experimental facilities include micro beam lines on all the major accelerators, a pulsed laser deposition system for synthesizing unique films, and a TEM, equipped with gas, fluid, and nanomechanical stages, with in\-situ ion irradiation available from both the Tandem and a Colutron source\.



The Ion Beam Laboratory is actively engaged in three major research thrusts:



+ Understanding the performance of materials in radiation environments\. These projects impact the performance of microelectronics in space and other hostile environments, and fuel and cladding materials in nuclear reactor and storage environments\.

+ Developing and applying novel ion beam techniques to precisely measure materials compositions\. Applications in this area include mapping hydrogen isotopes in fusion wall material, and measuring the composition of thin complex materials such as transition metal oxides\.

+ Exploring the materials science of defects in solids\. This broad area includes single ion implants for quantum applications, anomalous grain growth in nanograined materials, hydride formation under irradiation, and nanomechanical responses of materials\.



In each thrust the department provides unique capabilities to multidisciplinary teams with an interest in publishing high quality research and applying the results to problems of national interest\.



About Sandia:



Sandia National Laboratories is the nations 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:



This position does not currently require a Department of Energy \(DOE\)\-granted security clearance\.



Sandia will conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record checks, and employment and education verifications\. Further, employees in New Mexico must pass a U\.S\. Air Force background screen for access to the work site\. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.



If hired without a clearance, and one subsequently becomes required or you bid on positions that require a DOE\-granted security clearance, a pre\-processing background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation\. Applicants for DOE\-granted security clearances must be U\.S\. citizens and be able to obtain and maintain the appropriate DOE security clearance as required for the position\.



EEO Statement:



Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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