Postdoctoral Appointee - Nano-scale Confinement
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7065271 (Ref #: 671400)
- Posting Date: Mar 11, 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 needs to 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. : The Geochemistry Department seeks a hardworking and dedicated postdoctoral research scientist to investigate the effects of nano-scale confinement on the mineral-water interfacial processes and flow through nano-channels. There will be opportunities to grow and develop various aspects of the project and work with a team of scientists and engineers who are specialists in their field. On any given day, you may be called on to: + Design, manage, and perform laboratory experiments, and analyze collected data + Write manuscripts for peer-reviewed journals + Conduct work in a multi-disciplinary team environment + Attend and present at technical conferences or program meetings
+ PhD in Materials Science, Chemistry, Geochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or a related discipline; + Experience in experimental and analytical work.
+ Experience working with meso-porous materials, controlled-pore glass, and fluidic devices to address coupling between interface structure and transport; + Ability to craft nano-fluidic devices, manage and perform laboratory experiments, analyze data and write peer-reviewed publications; + Ability to collaborate with computational chemists in our department and to develop a molecular-scale understanding of the emergent behavior at the mineral-water interface under nano-scale confinement; + Relevant background in nano- and micro-fluidic device fabrication and experiments; + Ability to obtain and maintain a DOE security clearance.
The Geochemistry Department has expertise in three areas: 99. molecular-scale modeling, 99. experimental geochemistry, and 99. applied environmental/chemical engineering We handle geosciences-related problems with an application for carbon sequestration, unconventional oil and gas recovery, nuclear waste management, and environmental remediation. In addition, we reach beyond the subsurface environment looking at nuclear weapons applications and air-borne contaminant detection and removal. Program focus is currently on chemical effects on fracture initiation and propagation, heterogeneous redox chemistry on clay mineral surfaces, coupled geochemistry and geomechanics in shales, and permeable reactive barriers for soil radionuclide remediation. Computing facilities for molecular modeling include a cluster (CPU nodes, GPU nodes) maintained by the department as well as the Sandia High Performance Computing. We also have 3,000 square feet of laboratory space that includes the following equipment: XRD, FTIR, ICP-MS, ICP-OES, TOF-MS, and SEM.
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.
This position does not currently require a Department of Energy (DOE) security clearance. Sandia will conduct a pre-employment drug test and background review that includes checks of personal references, credit, law enforcement records, and employment/education verifications. Furthermore, employees in New Mexico need to pass a U.S. Air Force background screen for access to Kirtland Air Force Base. Substance abuse or illegal drug use, falsification of information, criminal activity, serious misconduct or other indicators of untrustworthiness can cause access to be denied or terminated, resulting in the inability to perform the duties assigned and subsequent termination of employment. If hired without a clearance and it subsequently becomes necessary to obtain and maintain one for the position, or you bid on positions that require a clearance, a pre-processing background review may be conducted prior to a required federal background investigation. Applicants for a DOE security clearance need to be U.S. citizens. 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. Members of the workforce (MOWs) hired at Sandia who require uncleared access for greater than 179 days during their employment, are required to go through the Uncleared Personal Identity Verification (UPIV) process. Access includes physical and/or cyber (logical) access, as well as remote access to any NNSA information technology (IT) systems. UPIV requirements are not applicable to individuals who require a DOE personnel security clearance for the performance of their SNL employment or to foreign nationals. The UPIV process will include the completion of a USAccess Enrollment, SF-85 (Questionnaire for Non-Sensitive Positions) and OF-306 (Declaration of for Federal Employment). An unfavorable UPIV determination will result in immediate retrieval of the SNL issued badge, removal of cyber (logical) access and/or removal from SNL subcontract. All MOWs may appeal the unfavorable UPIV determination to DOE/NNSA immediately. If the appeal is unsuccessful, the MOW may try to go through the UPIV process one year after the decision date.
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.