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Scintillating Organic Molecules Postdoctoral Appointee

Livermore, CA
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We are seeking a Postdoc Chemist to join our efforts developing new organic molecule based radiation detection materials\.

The successful post doctoral candidate will have the following:

+ Knowledge and experience related to the design, synthesis, and characterization of small organic molecules;

+ Ability to gain experience from an interdisciplinary team of scientists and will be expected to continually grow into a researcher branching into multiple disciplines;

+ Possess an enthusiasm for fundamental research as well as applied science;

+ Show aptitude with verbal and written communication;

+ Have a publication record commensurate with the above activities\.


+ PhD in Chemistry, Materials Science, Physics or in a relevant Science or Engineering field;

+ Experience in organic synthesis and characterization, including inert\-atmosphere techniques, NMR, and mass spectrometry;

+ Willingness to work with sealed radioactive sources \(training will be provided\)\.

_ The successful candidate will need to provide a research summary and CV\. _


+ Extensive experience related to the synthesis and photophysical characterization of luminescent organic and organometallic compounds;

+ Understanding of the electronic properties of luminescent compound;

+ Familiarity with computational methods relevant towards the design of new scintillating materials;

+ Demonstrated ability to work in an interdisciplinary team as well as mentor undergraduate and graduate interns;

+ Strong publication record in peer reviewed journals and communication of results at scientific conferences;

+ Demonstrated creativity in original research;

+ Ability to work independently, while integrating effectively into a diverse, multidisciplinary team environment\.

Department Description:

The Radiation Effects and Detection Department applies radiation physics and chemistry to solve a variety of national security problems\. Typical projects include: synthesis, characterization, and modeling of novel scintillators that operate via new physical mechanisms; materials science of semiconductor radiation detectors; modeling of radiation transport and radiation effects on materials and devices; radiography/non\-destructive evaluation of complex devices and materials; developing novel system architectures and multiplatform analysis software to detect radiation sources; and developing components and systems for national security applications\. The department supports a number of government agencies and expects to grow with new customers\.

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


The Post\-Doctoral Appointee Program is designed to recruit outstanding PhD applicants to assist a line organization in meeting its mission objectives and to provide a professional technical work environment for the employee\. 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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