Are you passionate about experimental research related to the synthesis of nanoporous catalytic materials? Do you dream about utilizing state-of-the-art facilities for materials growth, fabrication and measurements? If so, consider applying for this Postdoctoral Appointee opportunity which focuses on understanding the fundamentals of nanoporous materials synthesis and characterization, materials durability, and gas sorption/desorption. On any given day, you may be called on to: Work closely with co-PIs performing molecular design of active catalytic sites in porous materials Partner with others in the group while acting with self-motivation Provide leadership for portions of the work as needed Collaborate with available R&D capabilities and expertise with partner organizations such as the Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies (CINT) Support research and development activities including: nanoporous materials (including zeolites, MOFs and amorphous silica materials) synthesis; membrane growth and characterization; analytical methods including TEM, SEM, BET and X-ray diffraction; and gas sorption/desorption
PhD, conferred within 5 years prior to employment, in a discipline related to experimental chemistry, materials science, nuclear materials, solid-state physics, or chemical engineering Good communication skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at scientific conferences
Experience with the synthesis of nanoporous membrane materials Experience electron microscopies (e.g., HRTEM, SEM), BET and X-ray diffraction, and/or physical analytical methods (e.g., chemical analysis (ICP-MS), UV-vis, FTIR) Active DoE clearance
The Nanoscale Sciences Department conducts collaborative leading-edge research that advances the understanding of materials at the nanoscale and enables the collaborative development of creative solutions for Sandia's broad and evolving National Security and Energy Missions. Our research activities have broad impact; and typically generate peer-reviewed, high-profile journal publications and presentations at professional scientific meetings. Our main research focus is directed along three thrusts: 99. Electrochemical Materials Science and Applications (including energy storage and corrosion) 99. Magnetic, Dielectric and Electronic Materials Science and Applications (including ferroics and composites) 99. Nanostructured Materials Science and Applications (i.e., for hazardous materials capture/storage, sensing, membranes, water treatment, and catalysis)
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Position requires a Department of Energy (DOE)-granted L-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 L-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.
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. : 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.