Postdoctoral Appointee - Additive Manufacturing
Job posting number: #7087831 (Ref:679084)
Posted: October 26, 2021
Job DescriptionThis posting will be open for application submissions for a minimum of seven (7) calendar days, including the ‘posting date’. Sandia reserves the right to extend the posting date at any time. : Are you passionate about materials and metals processing? We are seeking a hardworking postdoctoral appointee to support research related to process metallurgy and additive manufacturing.On any given day, you may be called on to: + Plan and perform experiments, install, repair, and maintain diagnostic tools, collect and analyze data with the goal of understanding how process parameters affect microstructure and performance of additively manufactured alloys using powder bed and directed energy deposition machines. + Perform design and characterization necessary to support projects or experiments + Publish journal articles and present work at local and national conferences + Interact and collaborate with other inter-disciplinary research groups within Sandia National Laboratories to develop new research opportunities and projects Join our team and achieve your goals while making a difference!
+ Have, or are pursuing, a PhD in metallurgical/materials engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related field + Experience with materials processing (e.g., Solidification, Welding, Deformation, Additive Manufacturing) and characterization (e.g., Microscopy; Thermal/Mechanical Magnetic behavior) to establish process-structure-property relationships. + History of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific and/or technical conferences + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE L security clearance
+ Experience with laser powder bed and directed energy deposition additive manufacturing of metals + Experience in designing and conducting experiments + Experience with using AM for alloy design/discovery + Experience with sensors (IR cameras, Pyrometers, Acoustic monitors, High speed cameras, etc.) and data acquisition + Experience with Data Analytics and Image Processing (Matlab and Python preferred) + Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills
The Coatings and Additive Manufacturing Department provides fundamental scientific and engineering expertise in the areas of thin films, vacuum system/component fabrication, laser machining and surface modification, precision engineering, metal additive manufacturing, and governance of the materials property information (GRANTA MI) for the Laboratories. Over 25 elements as well as numerous compounds and alloys can be deposited by atomic layer deposition, sputter deposition and electron beam evaporation. Thin film properties can also be characterized using a wide variety of techniques. Precision engineering includes the design and fabrication of miniature and meso-scale devices, electrical discharge machining (EDM), laser machining, laser etching, as well as technical consulting. In Metal Additive Manufacturing, we utilize laser powder bed, Wire Arc, and directed energy deposition (LENS) technologies for both fundamental research and rapid prototyping. In addition, we develop applications, curate, and maintain the GRANTA materials information system. Our staff supports a variety of programs and is highly engaged in providing collaborative, innovative materials science and systems-based engineering solutions. Our team is committed to nurturing an environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, our center actively recruits applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community.
Sandia National Laboratories is the nation’s 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 with amazing impact 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 work arrangements for many positions include; 9/80 (work 80 hours every two weeks with every other Friday off) and 4/10 (work 4 ten-hour days each week) compressed workweeks, part-time work and telecommuting (a mix of onsite work and working from home) + Generous vacations, strong medical 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.
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 L-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 the DOE, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law. : 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. : Sandia demonstrates its commitment to public safety in the national interest by requiring that all new hires attest to their vaccination status before commencing employment. The requirement also applies to those who are telecommuting and working virtually. Any concerns about the ability to meet this requirement should be directed to HR Solutions at (505) 284-4700.
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.