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R&D Laboratory Support Technologist

Sandia National Laboratories

Livermore, CA
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Job ID: 657666
Company: Sandia National Laboratories
Location: Livermore, CA
Job Title:R&D Laboratory Support Technologist


The Energy Nanomaterials Department seeks a Research and Development Laboratory Support Technologist to support efforts in chemical synthesis and scale up of organic and inorganic compounds for energy and nanomaterials applications. The successful candidate will work with staff members and postdoctoral researchers to plan and conduct chemical synthesis, analyze products using standard instruments, and record and interpret data. In addition, he or she will be responsible for various activities associated with maintaining a multiuser laboratory. The Technologist is expected to demonstrate expertise in all operational aspects of a chemistry laboratory and to consistently take initiative to improve safety conditions.


+ Associate?s degree in physical sciences or engineering
+ At least one college-level course in organic chemistry or equivalent work experience
+ Familiarity with basic analytical instruments (e.g. NMR, FTIR, GC-MS)
+ Demonstrated ability to document techniques and results with good attention to detail


+ Bachelor?s degree (B.A or B.S) in chemistry, materials science or related field, or 3+ years of directly related experience
+ Demonstrated expertise in at least one chemical analysis technique
+ Experience maintaining laboratory operations and infrastructure
+ Demonstrated ability to team across disciplines
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance

The Energy Nanomaterials Department is a research organization specializing in the synthesis and characterization of nanomaterials for energy and national security applications. Projects and capabilities in the department's research portfolio include nanoporous materials (such as Metal Organic Frameworks (MOFs) and porous inorganic materials) for sensing, catalysis, energy harvesting, and gas storage; materials for energy and hydrogen storage; thermoelectrics; and nanoscale materials characterization (including extensive electron microscopy, atomic force microscopy, and nanoindentation instrumentation). This organization supports a broad set of large analytic equipment critical to the operations of the CA site. The department is a key element in a diverse set of Materials Science organizations and resources, managed both locally and across the corporation. We partner broadly with other personnel within Sandia and many external institutions, taking advantage of our proximity to other researchers and facilities in the San Francisco Bay Area and Northern California.

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:

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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