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Sandia National Laboratories R&D Brittle Materials Scientist (Experienced) in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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This 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.

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This 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.

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Are you passionate about working with an array of materials characterization equipment and collaborating with world-class specialists in the field of brittle materials mechanics? If so check us out! We are seeking a highly motivated R&D Materials Scientist to perform groundbreaking research on materials and components for national security applications.

Researchers in our group employ a cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach to activities such as:

1. Designing and performing laboratory experiments on brittle materials and components

2. Developing and implementing analytical and post-processing tools for fundamental discovery and materials characterization

3. Authoring peer-reviewed publications on scientific findings

4. Collaborating with design engineers on appropriate materials, designs, specifications, and testing methodologies for applied problems, and (5) developing experiments for model and simulation input, calibration, and validation.

As a member of the technical staff at Sandia, you will have the opportunity to work with science and engineering leaders in the area, in a state-of-the art facility. The position involves a range of efforts from research into the structural behavior and mechanics of brittle materials (glasses, glass-ceramics, and ceramics) to assisting with component development and providing subject matter expertise to engineering personnel. The ability to handle customer relationships and meet deliverables on a strict product schedule are critical skills for this position. You'll have access to state-of-the art equipment and technology for brittle materials characterization and lab-scale production, such as a multi-temperature tube furnace, mechanical load frames, dilatometers, dynamic mechanical analyzer, and hot-press. Within the materials, physical, and chemical science center, you will also have access to world specialists and state of the art tools consistent with Sandia’s reputation as a world-leading research organization.

Consider applying for this outstanding role in which you will have the opportunity to develop new insights through formulation and testing of hypotheses and contribute to solving problems of interest to the scientific community and to our national security.

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Are you passionate about working with an array of materials characterization equipment and collaborating with world-class specialists in the field of brittle materials mechanics? If so check us out! We are seeking a highly motivated R&D Materials Scientist to perform groundbreaking research on materials and components for national security applications.

Researchers in our group employ a cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach to activities such as:

1. Designing and performing laboratory experiments on brittle materials and components

2. Developing and implementing analytical and post-processing tools for fundamental discovery and materials characterization

3. Authoring peer-reviewed publications on scientific findings

4. Collaborating with design engineers on appropriate materials, designs, specifications, and testing methodologies for applied problems, and (5) developing experiments for model and simulation input, calibration, and validation.

As a member of the technical staff at Sandia, you will have the opportunity to work with science and engineering leaders in the area, in a state-of-the art facility. The position involves a range of efforts from research into the structural behavior and mechanics of brittle materials (glasses, glass-ceramics, and ceramics) to assisting with component development and providing subject matter expertise to engineering personnel. The ability to handle customer relationships and meet deliverables on a strict product schedule are critical skills for this position. You'll have access to state-of-the art equipment and technology for brittle materials characterization and lab-scale production, such as a multi-temperature tube furnace, mechanical load frames, dilatometers, dynamic mechanical analyzer, and hot-press. Within the materials, physical, and chemical science center, you will also have access to world specialists and state of the art tools consistent with Sandia’s reputation as a world-leading research organization.

Consider applying for this outstanding role in which you will have the opportunity to develop new insights through formulation and testing of hypotheses and contribute to solving problems of interest to the scientific community and to our national security.

Required:

• PhD in Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

• Proven track record in materials science with an emphasis on brittle materials

• Experience in experimental techniques for brittle materials used for characterization (physical, mechanical, electrical)

• A solid record of publications in peer-reviewed journals (A publication list should be included as part of the resume.)

• Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Required:

• PhD in Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering, or a closely related field and possess a bachelor's in science, technology, engineering, or mathematics (STEM).

• Proven track record in materials science with an emphasis on brittle materials

• Experience in experimental techniques for brittle materials used for characterization (physical, mechanical, electrical)

• A solid record of publications in peer-reviewed journals (A publication list should be included as part of the resume.)

• Able to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance

Desired:

• Experience with mechanical testing, for example, familiarity with load frames such as the MTS or Instron systems.

• Experience with brittle materials stress relaxation measurement and fundamental theory

• Experience in diagnostic development

• Record of inter-disciplinary collaboration leading to innovative methods, products, discoveries, analysis or conclusions

• Familiarity with analysis and characterization equipment, e.g. SEM analysis, TEM analysis, spectrometry (Raman, FT, etc.), thermal analysis, XRD

• Experience in brittle materials mechanical property measurements and analysis.

• Familiarity with the statistical treatment of materials, and application to materials specification and qualification

• Understanding of fundamental brittle materials science principles and how they influence material behavior.

• Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills as evidenced by records of professional conference presentations, papers, and technical reports.

Desired:

• Experience with mechanical testing, for example, familiarity with load frames such as the MTS or Instron systems.

• Experience with brittle materials stress relaxation measurement and fundamental theory

• Experience in diagnostic development

• Record of inter-disciplinary collaboration leading to innovative methods, products, discoveries, analysis or conclusions

• Familiarity with analysis and characterization equipment, e.g. SEM analysis, TEM analysis, spectrometry (Raman, FT, etc.), thermal analysis, XRD

• Experience in brittle materials mechanical property measurements and analysis.

• Familiarity with the statistical treatment of materials, and application to materials specification and qualification

• Understanding of fundamental brittle materials science principles and how they influence material behavior.

• Excellent written and verbal interpersonal skills as evidenced by records of professional conference presentations, papers, and technical reports.

Department Description:

The Materials Mechanics and Tribology Department provides its customers with:

1. Solutions to problems involving mechanical properties of materials, both bulk properties and surface or tribological properties, and three-dimensional characterization

2. Relationships and dependencies among materials structures, composition, properties, performance, reliability and service environments

3. Diagnostics and modeling that enable deep scientific investigations of material behavior and prevention of failure

4. Scientific discovery and peer-reviewed publications on material mechanics and tribology

The Department supports various mission areas: Nuclear Weapons, Defense Systems, Energy, Basic Scientific Research and Biological Sciences.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture 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.

Join our team and work towards your goals while making a difference!

Department Description:

The Materials Mechanics and Tribology Department provides its customers with:

1. Solutions to problems involving mechanical properties of materials, both bulk properties and surface or tribological properties, and three-dimensional characterization

2. Relationships and dependencies among materials structures, composition, properties, performance, reliability and service environments

3. Diagnostics and modeling that enable deep scientific investigations of material behavior and prevention of failure

4. Scientific discovery and peer-reviewed publications on material mechanics and tribology

The Department supports various mission areas: Nuclear Weapons, Defense Systems, Energy, Basic Scientific Research and Biological Sciences.

Our team is committed to nurturing a culture 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.

Join our team and work towards your goals while making a difference!

About Sandia:

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 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.

About Sandia:

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 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.

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, age, disability, or veteran status and any other protected class under state or federal law.

EEO Statement:

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.

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