Sandia National Laboratories Postdoctoral Appointee - Power Sources in Albuquerque, New Mexico

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We Are Seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee as ateam member to help us solve our most challenging power sources problems with creative science and engineering solutions. A typical day in this dynamic team environment could involve engineering and experiment set-up/planning, execution of experiments, analyzing data, troubleshooting, reporting results to team members, customers or at national meetings, documenting work, and interfacing with engineers and management on projects

Required:

  • Recently granted PhD in Chemical, Materials, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Chemistry, Physics, or Materials Science or related field
  • The PhD must have been conferred within five years prior to employment
  • Experience in analytical techniques and materials characterization: calorimetry, electron microscopy, x-ray computed tomography, mass spectrometry or IR spectroscopy
  • Able to obtain and maintain a DOE Q-Level security clearance

Desired:

  • Theoretical and practical understanding of coating technologies, colloidal science, particle flow dynamics, and/or rheology
  • Familiar with test method development and design of experiments
  • Knowledge of electronics as related to data acquisition, instrument control, power control, electrical test equipment
  • Background in process development
  • Familiarity with industrial/commercial film fabrication technology
  • Experience with battery or other electrochemical system R&D or testing
  • Evidence of excellent communication skills as demonstrated by a record of publication/presentation.skills and a commitment to safety and safe work practices

Department Description:

The Power Sources Research and Development Department develops primary and rechargeable lithium batteries, hybrid power sources, and double layer capacitors for our customers in the DOE, the military, industry, and other Sandia organizations. The Department endeavors to build on a leadership position in developing lithium batteries for energy and defense applications. In collaboration with others, we develop new power source concepts and materials leading to component development for specific applications. Our battery safety research and abuse testing laboratories are state-of-the-art and help us understand battery failures and lead our engineering efforts to produce abuse tolerant systems for nuclear weapons and other defense and consumer applications that include electric and hybrid-electric vehicles and utility grid energy storage. To accomplish these missions, Department personnel perform applied research, engineering design, hardware development, cell prototyping and fabrication, safety evaluation, and testing. Our personnel also partner with industrial battery manufacturers and other government agencies to develop prototype and final battery hardware. Technology transfer through CRADAs and other industrial collaborations is actively pursued.

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:

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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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.