The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
18 days old
2018-06-042018-07-05

Materials Science Ion/Electron Microscopist (Experienced)

Albuquerque, NM
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We are seeking an R&D Staff Member with expertise in materials science and ion/electron microscopy to join our Materials Characterization & Performance Department\. In this role, you will have the opportunity to apply and develop electron\- and ion\-based microscopy methods to solve complex materials research and forensics analyses, while continuing to advance the forefront of materials science research\. In addition, you will support the training and development of the technologists operating these tools, and aid in the management and prioritization of related characterization requests\.

Success in this role requires expertise in materials science or related fields of study, enthusiasm for materials science and materials characterization, and a desire and aptitude to advance the state\-of\-the\-art in materials characterization\. In addition, the staff member in this role should appreciate both fundamental and applied research, be comfortable pursuing research funding, and enjoy both leading research teams as well as serving on teams in a collaborative role where their expertise in materials characterization is critical to inform engineering decisions\.

Applicants are encouraged to include a cover letter when applying, detailing their interest in the position, and their relevant background and expertise\.

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

+ Apply fundamental materials understanding of structure\-processing\-property relationships to solve materials forensics challenges and determine future research directions
+ Design and interpret materials characterization analyses using scanning electron microscopy \(SEM\), focused ion beam \(FIB\), electron dispersive spectroscopy \(EDS\), wavelength dispersive spectroscopy \(WDS\), electron backscattered diffraction \(EBSD\), and transmission kikuchi diffraction \(TKD\)
+ Identify research opportunities and pursue funding to support new R&D activities and/or the advancement of new materials characterization technologies
+ Maintain and build scientific visibility through publication of research in peer\-reviewed journals, attendance and engagement at conferences, and presentation of scientific talks
+ Maintain professional networks across academia and industry to stay abreast of cutting edge tools and capabilities and build partnerships for advancing those techniques further
+ Inform engineering design, processing, and materials selection decisions through applied materials expertise and detailed analyses
+ Manage and prioritize incoming characterization requests for our departments SEM, MicroProbe, and FIB technologists, while mentoring and deepening their technical expertise

Required:

+ Ph\.D\. in Materials Science, Metallurgy, Physics, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or other related discipline
+ Experience with materials characterization via electron and/or ion based methods
+ Expertise in process\-structure\-property relationships in materials
+ Experience publishing papers in peer reviewed journals, and presenting research at technical conferences
+ Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE Q clearance

Desired:

+ Demonstrated ability to pursue and develop cutting edge characterization methodologies
+ Leadership aptitude, including experience and fulfillment in developing others to become successful
+ Effective interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
+ Aptitude in communicating with a variety of personalities and communication styles
+ Outstanding work ethic and self\-motivation
+ Experience in and/or ability to organize tasks to enable work on multiple projects simultaneously
+ Strong commitment to quality, safety, collaboration, and teamwork
+ Experience in successful program development, including writing and submitting funding proposals and building effective customer relationships

Department Description:

The Materials Characterization & Performance Department supports Sandia by developing and applying a breadth of analytical techniques to assess the structure, composition, and properties of materials\. We serve our customers by helping them understand material behavior and performance, develop improved materials for specific components and applications, as well as develop lifetime performance predictions for materials\. By applying a breadth of techniques, including spectroscopic and diffraction techniques, light and electron microscopy, metallography, surface analysis, chemical analysis, and contaminant analysis, we provide materials understanding and solutions for: engineering components and structures, failure analysis of all types of materials, and research projects across a wide customer base\. We serve the entire corporation in their material analysis needs and frequently other federal agencies and industry\. We also act as a gateway to materials characterization capabilities within and outside of Sandia\. We take pride in owning, maintaining and utilizing to the fullest extent the best instrumentation available anywhere\.

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:

Position requires a Department of Energy \(DOE\) granted Q\-level security clearance\.

Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct a pre\-employment drug testing, and a pre\-employment background review that includes personal reference checks, law enforcement record and credit checks, and employment and education verifications\. Applicants for employment must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q\-level security clearance, which requires U\.S\. citizenship\.

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 the DOE, rendering the inability to perform the duties assigned and resulting in termination of employment\.

EEO Statement:

Equal opportunity employer/Disability/Vet/GLBT

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