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CINT Scientist - Soft Matter Nanoscience (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM 87102
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Are you looking to be a member of a high performing team? You can join our team of scientists and researchers and make a difference. The Soft, Biological, and Nanocomposite Materials (SBCN) Thrust in the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) is seeking an experimental research scientist with expertise in soft matter nanoscience. Areas of specific interest include synthesis and characterization of synthetic and/or biological polymers, soft matter chemistry and self-assembly, and soft materials fabrication/lithography. This scientist in this position will serve a critical role in the CINT user program, which is jointly operated by Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories for the Department of Energys Office of Science. For additional information about CINT, visit http://cint.lanl.gov/.

SNL Job Title: R&D Materials Science

Key functions of this role include, but are not limited to:

Conduct world-leading original research and support user projects in the areas of soft matter and nanoscience integration

Lead a growing collaborative experimental research program in basic and user-inspired research that exploits current and future CINT capabilities and strategic directions

Conduct research that will garner national/international peer recognition, lead to highly cited publications in major journals, create new intellectual property, and have impact in important science and technology programs to seek critical challenges in energy and national security

Work with the growing community of CINT users who seek your expertise to advance their research and lead to impactful publications

Engage in stimulating collaborations, develop new research programs that taps into expertise at Sandia and Los Alamos National Laboratories, and lead in the development of nanoscience integration capabilities

Lead a small team of technicians and postdocs, to include development of team members through training, mentorship towards substantial research contributions, and scientific publications

Applicants will be asked to submit a 2-page research proposal and cover letter


+ PhD in Materials Science, Chemical Engineering, Bioengineering, or a related discipline plus a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM)
+ Ongoing scientific research and creative leadership in soft materials science, or related fields
+ Experience working in a related nanoscience area
+ Good communication skills as evidenced by a history of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at appropriate scientific conferences
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance


+ 2-page research proposal and cover letter
+ Involvement with research teams on complex multicomponent projects
+ Experience encouraging scientific collaborations with a diverse population of visiting researchers including students, post-doctoral scientists, and research peers from academic, industrial and other research institutions
+ Experience with the synthesis and characterization of synthetic and/or biological polymers, soft matter chemistry and self-assembly, and soft materials fabrication/lithography.
+ National reputation as evidenced by multiple concurrent, interdisciplinary collaborations and involvement in scientific-society activities
+ Experience with program development and grants preparation with intra- and extramural funding agencies

Department Description:

The Nanosystems Synthesis/Analysis department (01882) is one of two departments at Sandia that are a part of The Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT). CINT is a Department of Energy/Office of Science Nanoscale Science Research Center operating as a national user facility dedicated to establishing the scientific principles that govern the design, performance, and integration of nanoscale materials. Through its core facility in Albuquerque and gateway facility at Los Alamos, CINT provides users from academia, industry, and government labs, open access to the tools and expertise needed to explore the continuum from scientific discovery to the integration of nanostructures into the micro- and macro world. CINT is an equal partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Los Alamos National Laboratory. We value a diverse team

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:

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 Statement:

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.


Posted: 2019-11-18 Expires: 2019-12-19

 World-changing technologies. Life-changing careers.

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For more than 60 years, Sandia has delivered essential science and technology to resolve the nation's most challenging security issues.

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