: We are seeking a Postdoctoral Appointee to perform independent research with a focus on experimental investigations of nanostructured metal alloys and 2D solid lubricants for the Materials Mechanics and Tribology Department On any given day, you may be called on to: + Perform activities to include the development of experimental methods, data analysis and materials characterization, with the goal of establishing new fundamental structure\-property relationships\.+ Design, fabricate and utilize micro and macro\-scale electro\-mechanical devices to determine the tribological response of materials in a wide range of environmental conditions, including extremes of temperature and applied stress and ultra\-high vacuum\. The position entails participation in two major multi\-disciplinary research projects with similar objectives\. + The first project focuses on the development of a predictive physics\-based model of friction and wear of metallic materials, where the goal is to predict regimes of macro\-scale material behavior based on molecular\-scale microstructural information\.This work focuses on characterization of tribological behavior and microstructural stability of a new class of high\-thermodynamic stability nanocrystalline precious metal alloys\.+ The second project focuses on understanding the fundamental temperature and stress dependent behavior of 2D nanostructured metal dichalcogenides\. This effort will require coordinating the exposure of these materials to controlled environments, tribological testing, and ex\-situ characterization to establish quantitative predictive correlations between molecular structure and macro\-scale tribological behavior\. Both projects afford the candidate a great deal of flexibility with regard to the specific aspects of the research in which they would like to engage within broadly defined bounds\. Both projects include participation on highly experienced interdisciplinary teams, where the candidate will have the opportunity to leverage results from large\-scale atomistic, kinetic Monte Carlo and phase field simulations to support analytical modeling and experimental efforts\. Required: + Ph\.D\. in materials science, mechanical engineering, physics, chemistry or related field conferred within 5 years prior to employment\.+ Demonstrated accomplishments in research, as evidenced by publications in peer\-reviewed journals and presentations at scientific conferences+ Basic experimental laboratory experience, for example surface analysis and characterization, tribological testing, determination of mechanical/thermal/electrical properties or behaviors of materials+ Ability to obtain and maintain a Department of Energy L\-level security clearance Desired: + Well\-developed skills in one or more of the following areas: analytical modeling of materials behavior, materials characterization via electron diffraction \(SEM/TEM/XRD/XPS\), tribological testing, computer\-aided design \(CAD\) and fabrication of miniature mechanical devices, additive manufacturing+ Demonstrated ability to coordinate and perform collaborative research on interdisciplinary projects+ Experience with Matlab, Mathematica or LabVIEW+ Minimum undergraduate GPA of 3\.2/4\.0 and graduate GPA 3\.5/4\.0+ Demonstrated creativity and highly developed problem solving skills+ Excellent verbal and written communication skills 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; 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, and Biological Sciences\. 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 L\-level security clearance\. Sandia is required by DOE directive to conduct 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 L\-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 : 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 National Laboratories is the nation's premier science and engineering lab for national security and technology innovation with major facilities in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Livermore, California. We are a world-class team of scientists, engineers, technologists, post docs, and visiting researchers all focused on cutting-edge technology, ranging from homeland defense, global security, bio...technology, and environmental preservation to energy and combustion research, computer security, and nuclear defense. To learn more, please visit our website at www.sandia.gov. We are searching for a Manager for the Semiconductor Device Sciences Department for the Albuquerque facility. Must be able to obtain and maintain a DOE Security Clearance.