Postdoctoral Appointee - In-situ TEM and Nanometallurgy
Job posting number: #7063507 (Ref:671121)
Posted: February 12, 2020
Job DescriptionThis 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. : Are you passionate about your work and dream of utilizing state-of-the-art facilities to explore solutions? Want to join a diverse team that solves significant issues for our nation’s security? You could be the Postdoctoral Appointee that we are looking for to work in the area of in-situ transmission electron and scanning electron microscopy. You would study the role of ion irradiation, ion implantation and general ion beam modification on the microstructure and subsequent mechanical properties of advanced nanostructured metal alloys. You would work in an outstanding team of 6-8 researchers focusing on the basic science of deformation, fracture, fatigue, and related degradation mechanisms in thin film metals. While the position will be experimentally focused, you'll collaborate with materials modeling specialists at the atomistic and mesoscale. If you are an ambitious individual, there are opportunities open to new research pathways, such as the application of machine learning algorithms to unravel the complex behavior of grain boundaries. Join our team and work towards your goals while making a difference.
+ You have, or are pursuing a PhD in Materials Science & Engineering, Physics, Nuclear Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related discipline and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM) + Outstanding interpersonal skills as evidenced by a record of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and external presentations at professional scientific conferences + Experience with materials characterization and electron microscopy + Experience with experimental research and technique development + Able to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance
+ Experience in in-situ SEM and TEM experiments, such as, in-situ heating, irradiation, implantation, and/or mechanical property testing + Experience using TEM for tomography, procession electron diffraction (PED), ultra-fast or dynamic TEM development (DTEM), or other advanced techniques + Interest in exploring relationships between processing-structure-properties in nanostructured metals + Experience in using electron microscopy for diffraction analysis and defect analysis + Experience testing a multitude of material systems, with emphasis on in-situ mechanical testing capabilities and an eagerness for technique development + Experience in a range SEM and TEM sample preparation techniques + Theoretical knowledge base in thermodynamics and kinetics + Strong background in mechanical properties, transmission electron microscopy, defect analysis, and far-from-equilibrium processes + Strong publication record
Department 1881 – Nanostructure Physics – 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.
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