Thermal and Kinetic Spray Technologies Research Postdoctoral Appointee
- Sandia National Laboratories
- Location: Albuquerque, NM
- Job Number: 7161592 (Ref #: 691017)
- Posting Date: Aug 10, 2023
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. What Your Job Will Be Like: We are seeking a dedicated Postdoctoral Appointee. The individual will work directly with a Technical Staff and others at Sandia/Albuquerque to support projects at the Thermal Spray Research Lab.On any given day, you may be called on to do: + Planning and performing hands-on experiments, as well as collecting and analyzing data with the goal of understanding how process parameters affect microstructure and properties for various thermal and kinetic spray processes (Aerosol Deposition, Plasma Spray, Cold Spray, Flame Spray) + Publish journal articles and present their work at local and national conferences + Interact and collaborate with other research groups within Sandia National Laboratories to develop new research opportunities and projects Due to the nature of the work, the selected applicant must be able to work onsite Qualifications We Require: + Possess, or are pursuing, a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering, Ceramics, Metallurgy, Mechanical Engineering, Physics or a related field + Experience in metallurgy and/or ceramics + Experience in designing and conducting experiments + History of publication of results in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific and/or technical conferences + Ability to acquire and maintain a DOE Q-level security clearance Qualifications We Desire: + Experience in thermal spray, cold spray, or aerosol deposition + Experience with sensors for spray based coating technologies (laser velocimetry, dual-wavelength pyrometers, in-situ substrate bending etc.) + Excellent written and verbal communication skills + Experience/familiarity with microstructural and thermo-physical characterization methods About Our Team: The Thermal & Kinetic Spray Technologies Department (1834) provides scientific and engineering expertise in the area of Spray coatings. Six distinct processing methods in two thermal regimes are used to spray coatings that include Polymers, Ceramics, Base and Alloy Metals, Refractory Metals and Alloys, and complex material mixtures. Thermal spray capabilities include both conventional (flame, plasma, twin-wire arc, HVOF) and advanced technologies: cold spray, low pressure plasma spray and aerosol deposition. 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 environment compatible with a broad group of people and perspectives in accordance with the changing makeup of the workforce. In support of this vision, we actively recruit applicants from diverse groups of backgrounds and fosters an inclusive community. Join us and work towards your goals while making a difference! Posting Duration: 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.
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: 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. NNSA Requirements for MedPEDs: If you have a Medical Portable Electronic Device (MedPED), such as a pacemaker, defibrillator, drug-releasing pump, hearing aids, or diagnostic equipment and other equipment for measuring, monitoring, and recording body functions such as heartbeat and brain waves, if employed by Sandia National Laboratories you may be required to comply with NNSA security requirements for MedPEDs. If you have a MedPED and you are selected for an on-site interview at Sandia National Laboratories, there may be additional steps necessary to ensure compliance with NNSA security requirements prior to the interview date. Position Information: 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. Job ID: 691017
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.